Froebel Gabe 3 / Original Friedrich Froebel wooden playing gift – SINA Spielzeug
For increasingly differentiated play, the SINA Spielzeug original Gabe 3 from the Friedrich Froebel series of playing gifts represents the divided cube. It divides the cube from Gabe 2 into eight cubes measuring 25 x 25mm each and has wholeness as a key point which shows the child the pieces as part of the whole cube and their relationship to the whole.
To fully understand the whole, the wooden box of Gabe 3 is turned upside down. The box is carefully lifted off, revealing the cube from Gabe 2 now made from eight individual cubes. This ritual is an important part of play with Gaben 3 through 6 as scattering the blocks will not show the divided cube as a whole at first.
The underlying concept of play with Gabe 3 is of a unity of parts moving through various forms before returning to the whole by repeating the cycle. This idea instills an early understanding for the child’s own life and cycle.
This educational toy is suited for children aged 3 years and up and promotes the logical and orderly development of ideas. Gabe 3 encourages differentiation and symbolic play and develops mathematical skills such as sorting, counting, arithmetic operations, basic understanding of fractions through parts of a whole and enriches vocabulary.
Combined together, Gaben 3 through 6 provide the child with all types and shapes of wooden blocks needed for construction, which extends its use from education to a comprehensive and traditional wooden blocks set.
All SINA Spielzeug toys are designed and made by hand in the company’s own workshop in Neuhausen/Erzgebirge, Germany. Developed and manufactured with the utmost care, each SINA product carries the CE mark and complies with all the legal requirements of the European Toys Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and EN 71 for the safety of toys. Several of the SINA toys have been awarded with the Spielgut® seal.
High safety and ethical standards are required from suppliers of raw materials as well as a guarantee that all materials and constituent parts are safe for children and free of toxins. A family company at heart, SINA’s range includes didactic wooden toys, wooden playing items for therapeutical use and playing items including the playing gifts or gaben of the Froebel (Fröbel) pedagogy.
SINA Spielzeug is a member of the Deutscher Verband der Spielwarenindustrie, the Fachgruppe Holzspielzeug and the Pestalozzi-Fröbel-Verband.
The SINA Spielzeug Gabe 3 is suitable for children aged 3 years and up.
8 solid wooden cubes
1 wooden box for display and storage