12 Piece Building Block Playset
- 12 piece set
- Eco-friendly, sustainable rubber wood
- Water based stains
- Ages: 2 and up
This wonderful set of 12 beautifully colored sustainable rubber wood blocks come in a handy tray that make them easy to travel with on the road, to restaurants, or waiting rooms with little ones who need to keep busy. Uniquely shaped, these blocks help toddlers to learn early math, spatial and small motor skills. Easy to stack into towers, buildings and patterns, these high quality blocks can entertain everyone!
In the early 20th century, it was common for children, some as young as four, to work in America’s factories, mines, fields, canneries, and tenement sweatshops. In 1910, children under the age of 15 made up 18.4 percent of the nation’s workforce. Outraged reformers began a campaign to end child labor in the United States. By 1915, several states had passed child labor laws. Congress twice enacted legislation that the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional. A constitutional amendment restricting child labor passed Congress in 1924, but the necessary number of states failed to approve the amendment. In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed, prohibiting most children under age 16 from working in industry. Agricultural and domestic labor were excluded.
More information about child labor can be found within records of rights, a National Archives permanent exhibit, following the history of the ongoing struggle of Americans to define, attain, and protect their rights.