Rocky was sent these cute little sensory play blocks to have a play with this week. Seeing as Kyd spent most of his younger years needing a lot more sensory toys than the average child, we know first hand the benefits these blocks can have on the development of children.
Curiosity and Learning go hand in hand in toddler land and this toy really does fit all that into one. The sensory aspects of the toy appeal to the curiosity of the toddler, with the brightly coloured windows, showing the items inside that in turn make different noises when played with. The shapes of the wooden blocks are lightweight and durable, leaving this a toy easy for your toddler to play with by themselves with little fuss. The colour and shape sorting aspect of the toy is a great learning aid for any toddler and it just makes life more fun that they make noise too. The wooden box itself is perfect for problem solving, spatial awareness and hand eye coordination, fitting in the shapes to fit and to be able to close the sturdy red lid at the top, has been a firm favourite with Rocky since we opened the toy. Then there is the obvious stacking of the blocks. Developmentally this is set out in any milestone chart as a key aspect of learning through play. At different stages the child will be able to stack different amounts of blocks and make different shapes from the stack, this toy aids that milestone development with all the other sensory aspects to it making it that bit more fun for all. As an added bonus, this toy is quite pretty when on the toy shelf which just so happens to be the windowsill. When the light shines through the blocks it makes a beautiful pattern on the wall opposite, this has brought unexpected joy to all of us as I quite like the stained glass effect it has on my living room.
What we think?...
The toy itself is timeless, beautifully crafted and wipe clean, very important for health reasons obviously, lets face it everything is edible to toddlers. It is definitely sturdy and durable, as so far Rocky has thrown it around like a ball and not even a scratch. I think this could possibly be a keeper and hand me down for a future grandchild (hopefully in at least 30yrs time). I've been taking a look at the rest of their toy range on their website and have put some more beautiful ones on Rocky's/my wish list.
- Several learning and sensory aspects
- Six quality wooden blocks with translucent coloured side panels
- Each block makes a different sound
- Includes wooden box for easy storage
- Ideal sensory toy for toddlers
- No sharp edges, sturdy and safe
- Wipe clean
- Timeless toy
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