Best Blocks for Babies and Toddlers

Best Baby Blocks of 2019

January 1, 2019

Best Baby Blocks of 2019

Best Baby Blocks of 2019
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Your child can tap into their inner builder with these simple-but-fun toys. Best Baby Blocks of 2019

Baby blocks may seem like simple toys, but they are the best at entertaining babies, toddlers and even older children.

As a baby, your wee one will bang the blocks together and chuckle with glee when they knock down the tower you built (this never gets old!). Once they’re a toddler, they’ll use problem-solving skills to figure out how to stack and balance blocks and, later, play architect and builder of their own unique vision.

Let the tabletop construction begin with these brain-boosting kits:

Beautiful Blocks

Through play with these charming, embossed blocks, your kiddo will become familiar with the alphabet, numbers and animals pictured on them. Line them up to spell words and count numbers, or sort them into colors. Made from basswood and printed using child-safe inks, these blocks are too pretty to not pass down to the next generation. Uncle Goose also makes a count-and-stack version, which is a less-expensive option.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 2-5 years
Includes 28 blocks

Shape Sorter

Tots need to learn the fundamentals—colors, shapes and sorting—and they’ll become obsessed with these Fisher-Price blocks. Using the shape-sorter lid and their growing eye-hand coordination, your little one can fill the bucket and then dump it out and start all over again.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months-4 years
Includes 10 blocks and sorting bucket

Modern & Magnetic

Parents love the gorgeous hues of Tegu blocks made from non-toxic, water-based lacquers. While kids appreciate that the magnets in these blocks make their creations stick together (no knocking these over!). Because the blocks come in slim and chunky shapes, your child can craft any number of masterpieces you’ll be happy to display. There’re also 24- and 42-piece sets.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 1 year+
Includes 14 blocks

Blocks with Special Effects

Each of these Haba blocks is like its own toy with fun surprises inside, including a jingle bell, a push button and a rotating ball. Young babies enjoy playing with them individually, while older tykes can use them together to build a stack or a pyramid.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-3 years
Includes 6 blocks

Super Value

Your future engineer is going to need a lot of blocks to build skyscrapers, bridges and cars. Don’t worry, this set comes with 50 blocks in a variety of shapes so she can get to work.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 24 months-4 years
Includes 50 blocks
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