9 Best Blocks for Babies and Toddlers of 2022
Best Baby Blocks
January 3, 2022

Best Baby Blocks

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Ready to inspire your toddler's inner architect? Block sets come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and these are our favorites of 2022.Best Baby Blocks

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

Right around one year old is when most babies get really interested in trying to stack objects and have a good enough grasp to handle their first set of wooden blocks. This six-block starter set features bright colors and fun extras to capture your little one’s attention—each block has a push button, kaleidoscope, jingle bell or other surprise at the center. And starting off with a smaller set means your tiny builder has just enough blocks to build shorter towers that won’t hurt toes if the blocks happen to fall on them.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 12 months+
Includes 6 blocks

For Tower Builders

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

Grow-With-Baby + Versatility

The child development experts at Lovevery have done it again, this time with a super-versatile block set. If you’re a fan of Lovevery’s The Play Gym and The Play Kit, then you’ll definitely need to add these blocks to your child’s collection. With 20+ stage-based activities to promote imagination and fine motor skills, this set grows alongside your little one to fit whatever stage they’re at.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 18 months+
Includes 70 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

Colorful Basics

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 12+ months
Includes 100 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 there are several to choose from) and the eco-friendly, socially conscious mission Tegu upholds. Because the blocks come in both slim and chunky shapes, your child can craft any number of masterpieces you’ll be happy to display.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 12 months+
Includes 42 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

For Language Learners

Blocks don’t just teach stacking skills—some of them also teach language! And while most basic sets will have English letters on the sides to kick off kiddo’s early reading skills, this set goes beyond a single language. Many experts agree that teaching your baby or toddler sign language can greatly benefit their communication skills, and if you’ve gotten your little one started on some basic baby signs, these American Sign Language blocks are a great next step for learning to fingerspell the ASL alphabet. Each of the blocks has five sides of written letters and one side with the corresponding letter’s sign.

In addition, children who learn a second language early on can have better development social skills and better cultural sensitivity (not to mention a head start on additional language skills). To help them get started, Uncle Goose also has block sets with lots of other languages, from Arabic to Danish to Korean to Cherokee.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 2 years+
Includes 28 blocks

On-the-Go Blocks

Blocks aren’t well known for being portable toys; they’re bulky and can get pretty heavy once you have a decent sized set. But thanks to the included wagon in this set, your kiddo can take their stacking and building ventures wherever these little wheels will go. The other benefit of this wagon: easy storage! No need to designate a special basket or shelf for all these blocks, just pop them right into the wagon to keep them out of the way of unsuspecting feet (ouch).

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 2 years+
Includes 30 blocks & 1 wagon
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