An introductory guide to using Froebel Gifts 1-6, the Solids, written by Scott Bultman. These are the original educational toys developed by Friedrich Froebel, inventor of Kindergarten. Created to accompany the Froebel Gifts 2-6 set, this booklet briefly explains the history, philosophy, and play properties of the materials from the Gift 1 yarn balls through the wood block Building Gifts. This third edition (2014) includes new material not available in earlier versions. Printed in USA.