Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks
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- Baby can sort and stack and learn to identify and match shapes
- Shape-sorting lid and 5 different shapes help build early identification skills
- 10 colorful blocks are easy to grasp, hold and store inside bucket
- Carry handle for take-along fun
- Interactive learning aid
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In and out, in and out!
Babies love the fun and repetition of put-and-take play. It’s fun for baby to put the blocks in the bucket one by one, and then exciting to dump the bucket so all the blocks come tumbling out—over and over and over again! And while they’re having fun, they’re exercising important developing skills, too, like eye hand coordination (and other motor skills as they grasp, put, take and dump!), and thinking and problem solving skills.
Colors, and counting, and shapes, Oh My!
Baby’s First Blocks is a fun way for you to extend play into an early-learning opportunity for baby, introducing baby to colors, counting and shapes as you play together. As baby puts blocks into the bucket, identify colors (“That block is red…”), shapes (“Look, that’s a triangle!”), and counting, as baby puts all 10 blocks into the bucket one by one. Pretty soon you’ll be able to ask baby to find a red block, or a triangle block—and even count!
Baby’s First Blocks “grows” with baby’s developing skills! When baby’s ready for a little more challenge, the shape sorter lid fits right on top of the bucket for sorting and matching play. Five shaped openings encourage baby to match shape blocks to the openings, and then fit them through the lid to drop into the bucket. And when baby’s done, of course it’s fun to dump the bucket and do it all again!
What's in the box?
One Baby’s First Blocks toy: bucket with carry handle, removable shape sorter lid, and 10 colorful shape blocks
- Ten colorful shape blocks
- Big bucket with easy-carry handle for easy take-along
- Removable shape sorter lid
- “Grows” with baby from put-and-take to matching and shape sorting
- All ten blocks fit inside the bucket for storage
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
One day, I came across this toy on Amazon and noticed the warning to CA residents under "Product Details." I couldn't believe it when I read this toy is made with harmful chemicals known to "cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm." I bet a lot of people who are giving this toy 5 stars are not aware of the warning.
UPDATE TO REVIEW ON 10-28-09: Amazon has removed the warning about the harmful chemicals, and in response to an inquiry I sent them told me "Product information from the item detail is added or deleted upon manufacturers information." Amazon suggested I contacted FP, which I did, and the FP rep said he couldn't find anything in their records indicating the toy's manufacturing had been changed. The toy's production has not been altered since 2007. He suggested that perhaps the warning wasn't accurate, and that's why it was removed. That may be, but it seems like a pretty big mistake for Amazon to make on multiple FP toys. I see now that none of the FP toys that previously had this warning have it now.
As for my son's reaction to the toy, he liked to bang the pieces together and put them in his mouth, but he never bothered to try to sort the shapes since the top doesn't stay in place, as others have mentioned.Read more ›
The major problem is the lid won't stay on, at all. Here is how you fix it:
You will need: 8" of twine or cord, 1 elastic hair band.
Cut the twin in half. Tie one length into a loop with a knot going through the triangle and circle holes.
Loop the hair band in on itself through the twine so they are now connected.
Put the other length of twine through the hair band and blue plastic handle of the base box, and tie it into a loop going through the square and plus holes.
Now the lid is held securely to the box by the tension of the elastic, and can easily be pulled open to removed the shape toys after the child puts them in.
Fisher Price has only issued this statement (here's my paraphrase): that BPA is a known carcinogen, and that it is dangerous when food products come in contact with it. Since Fisher Price does not sell any "food storage" items like bottles or nipples, it is not as much of an issue. They do not put BPA in their high chairs, but do use it in their toys.
So, I'm not going to let my son use it....as EVERYTHING ends up in his mouth :)
One good thing I can say about Fisher Price is that it was easy to get ahold of a customer service rep. If this concerns you at all, give them a call, too! The more people who call and say it's important, the more likely they are to change their practices and produce safer toys for our children.
Now that she is 2, she likes to put the shapes in bucket with the lid on. She knows the names of all the shapes but doesn't really know the colors just yet. She absorbs so much by interaction and by people saying the words to her. Not drilling her on a formal level, just by playing. You'd be suprised how much better kids will learn if you gave objects a name instead of saying "Pick that up over there, go get that. No not that, that!" Calling objects "that" does not allow children to learn that objects have different names and especially what those names are. I have said, "Where's the triangle? Go get the triangle. Let's put the triangle in this hole." When she was 13 months, half the time I'd have to go pick up the triangle because there were too many things and she didn't know which object the triangle was but eventually she learned it and now she knows which hole the triangle goes in. I'm sure if I was more vocal with colors she would be there too. I'm not too stressed though. She'll learn her colors eventually.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm giving 2 stars points because the toy concept is great. Classic shape blocks which is exactly what we want for our kid. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Sandra
I wish the yellow box cover clicked on to the red box. It just lays loosely on top and the baby always pulls it off. Or he picks up the box and the top just falls off.Published 1 day ago by Polly M Behrens
Simple and exactly as you see. My 9 mo LOVES this toy. Lots of fun for him at a great price.Published 1 day ago by niftyness
This has been one of the best toys that I have bough for my son. He loves to set around and play with the blocks separately and with the bucket. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ashley W.