Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2009 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Price: $49.99
Opening the box containing this exquisitely designed set of blocks elicited gasps of "Ooh's" and "Ah's" from goggle-eyed youngsters who couldn't wait to get their hands on them! The children have never before seen blocks like these, which have open spaces, holes and slots that make it possible for the compatible, precision-cut pieces to slide into, between and alongside one another. The results of their freewheeling constructions have been astonishing.

The 72 wooden pieces (from 100% reclaimed wood) include six sets with the same components. Each set of 12 pieces is painted in a different brilliant hue, and they nest together perfectly like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. This can make putting away the blocks seem like a game.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2009 Parents' Choice

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