Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Block Party

I have a personal theory. As you grow older, your IQ begins to decline. Then, when you have children between the ages of 1 and 5, your problem-solving and spatial-relationships skills temporarily spike upwards. Why is that? Because you spend hours each day, repacking stacking-blocks containers and shape sorters, putting puzzle pieces back into their trays and matching board game parts with their correct boxes.

With that in mind, here's a roundup of some of the more intertersting alphabet block sets you could be tripping over, picking up and sorting in the years to come.

Skull N' Bones Blocks for future pirates and zombies.

Mad Scientist ABC Blocks because kids should learn that R is for ROBOT and Q is for QUANTUM PHYSICS.

Eames House blocks based on the design of Charles Eames' Case Study #8 House. (A perfect thing to play with while your parents whip up a batch of helvetica letter cookies.)

Elegant Baby Blocks do appear to be "elegant." But what's really fascinating is that the kit includes a "triple supply of vowels." Your kids will be able to stack and spell Y-A-K, R-A-D-I-O, W-E-E-V-I-L and F-A-C-E-T-I-O-U-S all at the same time!

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