The best toy blocks for kids 2010 provide a good look into what exactly parents are buying these days for kids of just about any age, in terms of building toys. Certainly there are quite a few choices when it comes to this category of toys for children, but the most looked for are not the most looked for by accident!
From the list of the Top 10 Toy Blocks for Kids this year, here are the best 3 picks in terms of consumer popularity:
1. LEGO Ultimate Building Set (for kids age 4 and up) – This set from LEGO is not only apparently the most purchased set of toy blocks for kids, but is the hottest seller among all LEGO sets (which these days with the number of choices available, is really saying something). This is quite a set, and unlike many other LEGO collections that are pre-designed for specific characters or themes, this one basically leaves the creating up to the imagination of the child. There are more than 400 pieces of various colors and shapes, as well as a building plate and mini-figure. For those kids who love LEGO sets, or for toddler age kids “graduating” up to a set that is a bit more difficult, this could be the perfect set of blocks.
2. Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks (for babies 6 to 36 months) – Here is an excellent toy for babies, and I can tell you personally that this is a “must have” in just about any baby’s toy collection. The colors of the blocks are bright and interesting, while fitting the different shaped blocks into matching shaped holes is quite a game for very little ones. Because it is so interesting and fun, this particular toy tends to build hand-eye coordination skills as well as get the child really looking with very basic problem solving exercises.
3. Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Blocks (for kids age 3 and up) – These could be called “basic building blocks” but in a sense they are much more. These are made of wood (left alone with no added color) in quite a number of different shapes that are especially useful for kids to build different types of structures. I have seen this particular set of blocks not only in a child’s home setting but in pre-school and elementary classrooms as well. An excellent set of blocks with enough pieces to stay busy for some time!
For anyone searching for an excellent set of imagination building toys, one of the best toy blocks 2010 listed above might be the perfect choice.
Resource: Top 10 Toy Blocks for Kids 2010 – Squidoo Parenting and Family