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- 100 solid wood blocks perfect for hours (and towers!) of fun
- Blocks come in four colors and nine shapes
- Ideal for building and introducing early math concepts
- Exceptional quality and value
- A classic creative and educational activity
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Classic Toy Provides Hours of Fun
This classic wood block set includes 100 solid wood blocks painted bright red, blue, yellow, and green. A versatile variety of shapes are included: rectangular prisms, cubes, cylinders, half circles, arches, and two different sizes of rectangular planks and triangles. A set of wooden blocks provides an opportunity for a child to pass the hours constructing towers, castles, towns, and more! Designed for children ages three and up, this set offers the opportunity for younger kids to practice their fine motor skills and experiment with the laws of physics while giving older kids an outlet for their creativity. Parents will appreciate the safe, durable construction. Though they're made of solid wood, these blocks are light in weight, which makes them safer for small children. The blocks have rounded edges and a smooth painted finish that won't splinter with play.
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This favorite collection of 100 wooden blocks comes in four colors and nine shapes. Your little builder will delight in stacking, building, and knocking down in countless colorful combinations, and you'll know your child is gaining invaluable practice with fine motor skills and dexterity, color and shape recognition, and pre-math skills.
With the Melissa & Doug Wood Blocks, you get 100 brightly colored blocks in a variety of versatile shapes. A set of wooden blocks provides an opportunity for a child to pass the hours constructing towers, castles, or dollhouses. Designed for children ages three and older, this set offers the opportunity for younger kids to practice their fine motor skills and experiment with the laws of physics while giving older kids an outlet for their creativity.
The 100-piece, brightly colored blocks provide hours of creative fun. View larger.
Your little architect will love building bridges, towers and more. View larger.
This classic wood block set includes 100 solid wood blocks painted bright red, blue, yellow, and green. A versatile variety of shapes are included: rectangular prisms, cubes, cylinders, half circles, arches, and two different sizes of rectangular planks and triangles.
The blocks come in a variety of sizes including the half-circle measuring about 1-1/2 inches long and the tallest rectangular plank measuring about 3-1/2 inches long. Their size, combined with the wonderful variety of shapes, makes them just challenging enough for younger children to manipulate. A three-year-old tester enjoyed trying to build towers and walls as tall as possible, as well as sorting the blocks by shape and color. And the smaller size of the blocks keeps them interesting for older children, too--so kids can easily get many years of use out of them.
Parents will appreciate the safe, durable construction of these blocks. Though they're made of solid wood, these blocks are light in weight, which makes them safer for small children. The blocks have rounded edges and a smooth painted finish that won't splinter with play.
The only drawback: while many Melissa & Doug toys come packaged in long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing storage containers, this set of blocks comes in a cardboard box. But while the box won't last forever, these blocks will. And as with all of their products, Melissa & Doug states that this toy is made with non-toxic coatings and meets or exceeds US toy testing standards.
About Melissa & Doug
Started in the garage at Doug's parents' house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has grown to become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Their toys have garnered dozens of parenting and "best toy" awards over the years, and have been featured widely in national print media and on television.
One of the company's points of pride is that their toys are thoroughly tested for safety, and meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure that every toy meets the company's stringent safety requirements every step along the way. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to be sure they meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children's items.
Since day one, Melissa & Doug has been in compliance with every US consumer product safety regulation and will continue to stay compliant as the laws continue to evolve, assuring parents that their children can have a safe childhood while playing with Melissa & Doug toys.
What's in the Box
100 painted wood blocks in various shapes.
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I must say, I am not too happy with the quality of the blocks. Many of them are not finished well and a couple of them have hairline cracks. Some are not smooth enough and topple over easily, frustrating the toddler. The cardboard box it comes in is not for storing the blocks. We just use an open basket for it. For all these reasons, I did come close to returning this set.
That said, my toddler (and 8 year old) do play with this set quite often. You can see my 8 year old's handiwork in the picture.
I think my little one will grow into it once he's a bit older and gets more creative with the pieces. It will be useful to teach patterns, use the blocks as counters etc for other things to do with these blocks.
On the other hand, some of the shapes are a little smaller than I would have liked. I get nervous that she will put them in her mouth. I picked those blocks out for now, she can use them when she gets a little older.
There were also several blocks that were seriously chipped or dented resulting in splintery edges and chipping paint... not things that I want my daughter to be playing with.
As long as you check out each of the blocks you get and discard any damaged ones you should be fine. They are not great quality (definitely not the usual Melissa and Doug standard) but for the price they are still decent.
Packaging - All the individual units in a plastic pouch are packed in a cardboard box that also can be used as a storage box with a little plastic handle. It was shipped along with other items in a sturdy shipping box.
What is Good About It
These are colored wooden blocks of different shapes and sizes. Rectangles, cubes, cylinders, semi cylinders and scooped in rectangles. Wood is well finished with no sharp ends / edges or burrs colored to a vibrant appearance. It is very useful for a kid to learn about shapes , sizes and to improve child's motor skills ,hand-eye coordination, spatial skills,creativity, divergent thinking and social skills. Moreover, kids can integrate their own constructions into pretend play scenarios. There is also evidence that complex block-play is linked with advanced math skills in later life. The blocks do have vibrant colors which makes it more interesting for kids. Those colors are supposed to be safe for children ( As claimed by manufacturer).
What is not so Good about it
Nothing in particular however, the storage box is very delicate. You may want to use something else for storing the blocks instead of the retail box.
These toys help children in many ways developing their over all skills and analytical ability. This product is well worth every penny.
Would I recommend this product to a friend ?
Yes, I would.
Most recent customer reviews
Bought a few of them to give as gifts and they love them.
I kept one set for my kids to play with and they have fun with it.