Developed in the early 1800s by early childhood education pioneer Friedrich Fröebel, the Fröebel Gifts (“gabe” in German) are a series of simple toys and exercises which focus on geometric forms, colours and creativity. Gift 2 consists of a natural wood stand and frame with two of each of the three basic geometric forms (cube, sphere and cylinder) plus two sticks (one short and one long). One of each of the forms is solid while the other has holes drilled through for spinning them on the included sticks. The drilled blocks also have metal loops attached so that they can hung on the frame with the included hooks and spun. The entire set comes in a wooden slide-top box measuring 34 cm x 14 cm x 8 cm.