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The Roman Arch

The Roman Arch is an excellent introduction to the engineering principles for construction, with a specific example to demonstrate how a structure can withstand its own weight.

Original price was: R1,199Current price is: R1,149

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SKU: CHG0032

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Purchase this item and get 7 Beads - a worth of R21
(1 customer review)

Description

This ingenious representation of a classic design allows the builder to discover the principle of the keystone and its function in the support of an arch.  This is an excellent example how bridges and other structures were built 2000 years ago.

Contents

  • 24 blocks to construct the wall.
  • Base Template and Stand
  • 9 arch blocks
  • Crane to construct the arch

The blocks are all constructed from solid beechwood with a natural finish for the Child to focus on the precise construction of the arch.  This also provides a control of error so that there is a specific place for each block.

One of the attractions to the Montessori Method is the extensive use of wood.

We use several types of wood, sourced from renewable sources, in the production of our Montessori Materials.

  • Solid beechwood for cylinder blocks, pink towers, dressing frames and brown stairs.
  • Birchply for trays, holders and animal and botany puzzles.
  • MDF for puzzle maps
  • Pineply for boxes and containers

 

We ensure that the coatings and inks used are not only eco-friendly, but also non-toxic.

Our wooden products are manufactured by responsible partner factories both locally and abroad and ensure that fair labour practices are adopted.

Care instructions for Childrens House Wooden Materials:

  • If wooden products are exposed to liquids, wipe dry as quickly as possible.
  • Most of the surfaces can be wiped with a damp cloth if exposed to dirt or grime.
  • Avoid leaving any of our wooden product in direct sunlight, as it may warp certain woods and/ or the coating may fade over time.

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location

 

Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at info@childrenshouse.co.za

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Additional information

Weight 2.04 kg
Dimensions 36.5 × 23.0 × 13.0 cm

1 review for The Roman Arch

  1. ellen2007 (verified owner)

    Previously I bought a cheaper Roman Arch. The blocks were not accurate. This one from childrens house montessori materials is really good, because the lever slides out smoothly and the arch is solid once constructed. Really happy with my purchase.

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1 review for The Roman Arch

  1. ellen2007 (verified owner)

    Previously I bought a cheaper Roman Arch. The blocks were not accurate. This one from childrens house montessori materials is really good, because the lever slides out smoothly and the arch is solid once constructed. Really happy with my purchase.

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