8 Best Blocks for Babies and Toddlers of 2019

Best Baby Blocks of 2019

September 13, 2019

Best Baby Blocks of 2019

Best Baby Blocks of 2019
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Inspire your child’s inner architect with these simple but fun blocks.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:

Starter Set

With interlocking pieces, diverse shapes and classic, bright colors, this block set is an all-time favorite among toddlers and parents alike. Have your little one build their own creation from scratch, or look up diagrams online for fun builds like trains, robots and giraffes.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 12 months+
Includes 80 blocks

Beautiful Blocks

These charming, embossed blocks can help 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.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 2 years+
Includes 28 blocks

Squish & Squeeze

If you’re looking for blocks that are safe for your teething baby, this set is 100% non-toxic, squishy and a little bit squeaky, bringing your baby some serious teething fun. And when your kiddo gets older, they can stack the blocks and learn numbers and animals from the decorated sides.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+
Includes 10 blocks

Modern & Magnetic

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

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 12 months+
Includes 14 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 100 blocks in a variety of shapes so kiddo can get to work.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+ (manufacturer recommendation; use your own discretion)
Includes 100 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+
Includes 10 blocks and sorting bucket

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 months+
Includes 6 blocks

Heirloom Worthy

If your playroom aesthetic is more on the neutral side, there are some beautiful natural-wood options for blocks. These stunning artist-designed blocks are made from solid poplar and feature letters and numbers in playful fonts as well as delicate nature images, proving that toys can be fun, educational and beautiful.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 18 months+
Includes 26 blocks
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