Wooden ABC Blocks for Kids
There are very few toys that manage to stand the test of time but wooden ABC blocks are definitely one of them.
In fact, alphabet blocks date back to the early 1700s when the first wooden blocks were crafted. Back then they were used as a teaching tool to help children learn to read and spell in an enjoyable, hands on way. Little did they know then, that centuries later, wooden alphabet blocks would still be at the forefront of childhood education.
But it isn’t all about reading and spelling. Alphabet blocks also encourage creativity and help develop fine motor skills as children experiment with abc building blocks structures. They have proven to be so successful as a teaching tool that they are now commonplace in schools and homes.
Wooden Alphabet Block Set
The great thing about wooden alphabet blocks is that, unlike many modern day toys, you don’t need a college degree to use them. Parents and grandparents are all too familiar with the colorful cubes that they also used to play with as children and have no problem joining in building games with their little ones.
In this way abc building blocks provide a much needed link between generations that might not otherwise be there. This interaction helps to bring families together while at the same time helping to build social and co-operative skills.
Wooden ABC Blocks with Wagon
As good as wooden blocks are, there are usually a lot of them in a set so packing them up can be a hassle for parents and carers. That’s where a wagon comes in handy.
These sets of blocks all come with a wagon (or cart) to keep them neat and tidy at the end of the day. Of course the wagon has benefits other than just a storage device. It is the perfect base from which to begin a abc building blocks structure, it encourages early movers to get mobile by dragging the wagon and its contents behind them. It can also be useful in teaching children to pack toys away neatly after they have finished using them. Well, that last one might just be wishful thinking!
Classic Embossed Wooden Blocks
Uncle Goose ABC Blocks:
This set of Uncle Goose ABC blocks is one of if not the best selling alphabet block sets on the market. Each block has four letters, one number or match symbol and one animal picture on each of its 6 sides. Two of the letters are embossed giving the child a tactile experience as well as visual.
There are 27 blocks in this set and cubes are a generous 44mm cubed. Uncle Goose ABC blocks is a great quality set and judging by the tons of reviews I read, you won’t be disappointed.
Watch the video below for a close up inspection.
Uncle Goose Wooden Block Sets
Uncle Goose ABC Blocks have really set the standard with wooden ABC blocks for kids. In addition to the classic alphabet blocks, you can also get a set featuring lower case letters which only makes sense when you think about it!
If you want your little ones to learn about insects there is a bug alphabet set and for the visually impaired, there is even a braille set. And for those that speak languages other than English, Uncle Goose make wooden alphabet sets in all of the major languages from around the globe.
Interactive Wooden Block Wagon
Winnie the Pooh ABC Singing WOOD WAGON
Fisher-Price toys rarely disappoint and this wooden block wagon is no exception. Not only does it contain blocks with letters and pictures on every side but it also talks and sings! Push on the Pooh figure on the wagon and he asks questions which encourage the child to interact in response. Press on the blocks next to Pooh and he sings the ABC song. This is a great educational toy that the kids will love.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Alphabet Blocks
Melissa and Doug are well known for creating quality children’s toys so it comes as no surprise that they would have a number of wooden alphabet sets in their range.
The Deluxe 50 piece set of melissa and doug abc blocks is a top seller because it contains a huge fifty blocks, more than almost any other set available. Be aware though, that the quantity comes at the expense of size. These blocks are just one inch square which is considerably smaller than most wooden blocks sold and may be too small for very young children.
Wooden Activity Center
Alex My Busy Town Activity Center
This huge wooden block is recommended for ages one and up and has five sides of activities (including an alphabet wall) to keep little ones engaged and stimulated.
Each activity is designed to encourage hands on play with both visual and tactile interaction.
This toy would be ideal for grandparents to have on standby for when the grandchildren arrive. There are plenty of activities to keep the little ones occupied and when they leave it is quick and easy to pack away for next time.
It’s probably better to see this toy in action so why not click the video link below and take it for a test drive!