You probably haven’t heard of Stack and Stick Solid Wood Educational Toy Blocks. I hadn’t ever seen these blocks until I was searching for wood building blocks that were made in the USA. As soon as I came across these blocks I was really excited! Not only had they won numerous toy awards, they were also an eco-friendly green toy. If you want to visit the Stack and Stick site click here. Read below to find out how to get 10% off your order of Stack and Stick blocks.
My son is really into building things. Building with Legos, building with toy dinosaurs, building with wood animals. He can stack up objects you would never dream of stacking and make tall towers. I am always searching for new ways for him to further his building creativity. Since I hadn’t seen these blocks in person and I couldn’t find any reviews, I wanted to review them for myself. I contacted the Peters’ Group and they were nice enough to send me the Castle Set for my son to use and for me to review.
As soon as he opened the blocks he wanted to start building. Of course I knew I needed to review them and was telling him we had to lay all the blocks out and take a picture of the contents. Waiting to build just about killed him, but he humored me and we laid out all the blocks on the floor and took a picture. On the left you can see a picture of all the blocks that come in the Castle set. The set also comes with a draw-string bag to store the blocks in when they aren’t being played with.
As soon as Allan was able to build with the blocks he started building his own version of the castle. You can see his castle in the top picture. The instructions for the castle shown on the box are hard to follow for young kids, so later in the day we constructed the castle on the box together. He really didn’t care about building that exact castle, he just wanted to build whatever he wanted.
Since receiving the blocks about three weeks ago, Allan has built all sorts of buildings. He likes to build houses for his Littlest Pet Shop toys and for his dinosaurs. He has also been making what he calls “patterns” with the blocks. (You can see a picture of the patterns on the left.)
He also has built toy guns and swords, really there is no limit to what you can build with these blocks. Each block has a u-shaped channel in the bottom, this channel allows each block to stack onto another block. If you use a little pressure when putting the blocks together they will stay together until you tug them to get them apart. Because the blocks stick together you can create something and then carry it around and play with it, the blocks don’t just topple over or fall apart.
There are lots of reason why I love Stack and Stick Blocks, but here are the top five reasons I love Stack and Stick:
- They allow for open-ended creative play.
- They are made in the USA.
- They are made from all natural material (hard maple lumber). I don’t have to worry if the baby sticks a block in her mouth and chews on it. (Please do not give these blocks to children 3 and under.)
- They come with a draw-string bag to store the blocks when they aren’t being used.
- Blocks stick together so creations can be moved around and played with!
To order your own set of Stack and Stick Blocks you can call The Peters’ Group directly at 574-534-0565 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can receive 10% off of your Stack and Stick order if you mention my name, Alanna George, when ordering. Visit the Stack and Stick website to see the full line of Stack and Stick Block sets that are available.