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Uncle Goose French ABC Blocks - Made in USA

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  • 28 - 1.75 inch basswood cubes
  • contains letters and a variety of animals, numbers, and symbols
  • handmade in the USA
  • sustainable Michigan grown basswood
  • printed with non-toxic, lead-free child safe inks
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Uncle Goose French ABC Blocks - Made in USA + Songs in French for Children + Un Deux Trois: First French Rhymes (Frances Lincoln Children's Books Dual Language Books)
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Our French language set definitely has a certain je ne sais quoi. The 28 block set includes two complete alphabets, numerals, and animal pictures. 28 - 1.75 inch basswood cubes printed with non-toxic, lead-free, child safe inks. Uncle Goose blocks are 100% handcrafted in Grand Rapids, MI from fast-growing and sustainable Great Lakes grown basswood.

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  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 7.2 x 1.8 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0060JS5SY
  • Item model number: UGFR32
  • Our recommended age: 24 months and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 24 months - 13 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,271 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By CA or Bust on December 26, 2007
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These are quite possibly the best alphabet blocks available. Given the price, I was a bit hesitant initially, but upon receiving the blocks, all concern was allayed. These blocks are hefty. The quality is superb. The detail work is unmatched in any other toy I've seen. Nontoxic ink, Made in the USA, exceeds EU and US safety standards. You can't go wrong. Support Uncle Goose, in my mind they are the gold standard for toys.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By mamanaulait on July 2, 2010
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I was so pleased to find these blocks for our little boy. I am a former French teacher, so we are raising him biligually, and it is really tough to find quality French toys in the U.S. The blocks have animals with the words printed on one side, a number on another side (again, with the word), and letters of the alphabet on the other sides, including all of the accent-marked vowels. These are a valuable educational toy for anyone wishing to add a little French to their child's world. If you don't know how to speak French, find pronunciation help at [...] or a similar website. The blocks set has 32 included, so there are 32 different animals. Our little boy (15 months) loves to look at the pictures and hear what they are called. I would recommend supervising young children with this toy, as it is supposed to be for ages 3 and up. I noticed some slight splintering on a couple of the blocks, which we easily fixed, but that could be a problem if a little one were to pop it in the mouth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sandstress on December 3, 2007
These blocks are wonderful. My child loves them and I am so happy they are made in the USA!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tomatomozzarella on November 28, 2014
I received this set as a gift for my 1 year old son, it is great! I am very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this item. Awesome for the price. Comparable toys are much more expensive than this set. It looks and feels like a classic.
The sides of the cubes make this a good educational tool: animals with their names in French, upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, also mathematical operators (+, -, = ) and letters with accents specific to the French language (ç, é, è, oe, â, ô)
All in all very pretty to look at, great quality educational toy with a nostalgic feel to it.
I can see us using it and keeping it for a long time.
As a side note, I would also like to applaud this company for making their toys in the US and for understanding that it is important to produce ABC's in languages other than English.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DAVID HALLORAN on April 20, 2007
The kid loves these things. He plays with them all the time despite not being able to read or spell, or even really speak. Great teaching tool.
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I made the mistake of buying these for my 6 month old baby. THese aren't meant for a baby that young. The corners are pretty sharp, and she would try and chew on the blocks. A few of them she actually chewed off splinters of wood! Owner fault here, I don't blame the makers of the blocks at all, but wanted to point this out for any other parents looking for baby blocks!!! They are slightly larger than the Melissa and Doug blocks, which make it harder for small babies to pick up. By now, at 10 months my daughter can easily pick them up and stack them on top of one another. However, she still puts them in her mouth and sucks on the corners. I have to watch her so that she doesn't chew on them at all!

I do love these blocks. They are beautiful. when my package arrived from amazon, one of the blocks was cracked in half. I contacted Father Goose directly and they shipped me a replacement block free of charge and it arrived within days. They didn't even ask me to return the cracked block! Fantastic customer service!!! I couldn't be happier with this product.

One thing to watch out for, is if you leave the blocks out on the floor, you WILL step on them, and they hurt when you do. The corners are pretty sharp. But that's okay, it just gives you incentive to pick them up ;)
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I was happy to pay a little extra to know that these blocks are made in Michigan (Go Blue!), non toxic paint, smaller company, yada yada. However, they are beautiful too! These are gonna last a lifetime, the quality is excellent. I also love how they come in a million different languages, I chose French.

My baby (6.5 months) likes to pick then up and knock over the towers I build for him. The package says 2 and up and amazon say 3 and up, but I feel completely ok using these with my baby (supervised of course). He does like to put these in his mouth and the corners are not rounded off.

One last cool thing...they stamp the date the blocks were made on the box...mine were produced just about 2 weeks before they arrived at my door! Cool stuff!
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This makes a wonderful and classic baby shower gift. I bought these for a friend (in French!) after buying myself a normal set for my son. The craftsmanship is spectacular. Very intricate carvings and detailed drawings. I love the fact that they're made of wood. We are started to try to move away from plastics, as much as possible. My son is still a toddler but I can see this being a great learning tool once we start getting into letters and numbers. I took off one star because, as another reviewer stated, the corners are incredibly sharp. I'm sure they become less so with time, but until then, it's definitely a small safety concern. I would love to see the corners ever so slightly rounded. Otherwise, great product.
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