These Alphabet Blocks are a generous 4.45 cm / 1 3/4″, made from fast-growing, sustainable solid basswood (grown in the U.S.A). They are brightly-coloured using child-safe, non-toxic inks. The blocks are hand-crafted with a great attention to detail so that a hundred years from now, a child could be playing with the same heirloom blocks made today. The set includes 27 blocks providing 4 complete alphabets, 3 sets of numerals, and 27 different animal pictures. Alphabet blocks not only help children learn language and arithmetic, but also fine motor skills and spatial relationships. The absence of batteries and moving parts means that blocks are completely imagination-driven – the only sure way to keep a child’s interest over many years!