Seventh in a series of Froebel Gifts, this set represents the surfaces of the previous Gifts. Moving from 3-D to 2-D is the next level of abstraction. The child will recognize shapes, see patterns and symmetry, and make the transition from constructing objects to representing them in two dimensions. Includes 172 glossy colored (heavy paperboard) pieces and an instruction booklet. Each shape comes in a pair of complementary colors (orange/blue, red/green, yellow/purple, etc.). Jumbo versions of the circle, square and triangles are provided for younger children under age 4.