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90 of 91 found the following review helpful:
Alphabet Blocks Jan 05, 2007
By Rebecca George
"1st time Grandma"
Great size, good quality, attractive primary colors, smooth edges and stack beautifully. Given to grand-daughter for 1st birthday along with the Uncle Goose Wagon and set of blocks and she plays with these on a daily basis. Loves to have someone stack them up so she can tumble them over and then laughs and giggles. She can build her own towers too! Imagine these will be played with for a very long time while many of the other toys from the October birthday are long forgotten. She loves "chewing" on the blocks but they do not splinter, come apart, chip or anything else as she continues to get the baby teeth in! Adults like playing with the blocks too...see all sorts of messages arranged with them that I know Abby did not do in spite of her genius status!
A first time grandma!
82 of 84 found the following review helpful:
Excellent value for classic toy. Don't let the price scare you. Mar 25, 2010
In selecting toys for our 8 mo (now almost 10 mo) daughter, we wanted to have fewer toys that grow with her and are visually appealing. Blocks allow for free play, however all the ones we found were small, cheaply made, or had reviews that discussed splinters and paint chips and overall poor quality.
We debated for a while because of the price. We couldn't be happier. She loves them. We love them. They are beautifully made, engraved on multiple sides, painted with non-toxic ink and not sealed (a good thing - the eventual wear and tear is better than sucking on chemical sealants).
She (and we) plays with them every day; we build towers; we make words, we talk about the animals printed on the side; and they make a beautiful sound when clapped together. They are consistent in size and shape (which should not be surprising in blocks, but surprisingly it is) so building complex towers, including ones that can be loudly dismantled by selecting the single point of failure. With babies - architectural value is in the quality of creative destruction not in the stability of the construction.
So far the theory of fewer toys of higher is serving us well. Rather than 4 or 5 toys for the same money we have one set that we love... and there's less to clean up!
29 of 30 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful! Apr 21, 2008
By M. Myers
These blocks are just beautiful... and my son loves them. The colors are bright and the images are clear. They're really great quality and I love the size. A lot of the blocks you see at the store are smaller. I definitely recommend them.
20 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Great quality, Made in USA Aug 29, 2010
Why buy these blocks rather than Melissa and Doug?
1. Great quality - embossed, has animal pictures and names, light-weight, good quality wood.
2. Made in the USA
3. SIZE - it is larger than the M & D blocks.
4. Heirloom - you can hand them down, or even use them as decor later.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
These blocks are amazing! Jun 13, 2011
I looked all over the internet for blocks for my son. I almost bought the M&D, but didn't after reading the reviews. Then I found these. I was a little sceptical on the price but decided the reviews were good for it so I went ahead and ordered them. When they arrived I was amazed. These are the nicest blocks I have ever seen! There is so much detail in the designs. They are made out of really nice wood and the paint (non-toxic by the way) can withstand my teething son chewing on them. He also hasen't chewed any pieces off of them. They are also made in the US and even come with a made on date on the packaging. These blocks will become an heirloom in my family. Definately worth the money. I like them so much I bought them in German as well. Don't waste your money on any other blocks, Get These!
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