Simple building blocks foster visual spatial skills at an early age and enhance creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Plus, they’re just plain fun. Here are five picks from the editors of Remodelista.
Above: For more than 120 years, Anchor Stone Blocks have mimicked real stone in weight, texture, and color: red brick, tan limestone, and blue slate; $95.95 at Fat Brain Toys.
Above: Crafted of sustainable hardwoods, Tegu magnetic blocks are the first building blocks to defy gravity; the Tegu 26-Piece Discovery Wooden Block Set is available in three colors: natural, bright tints, and jungle (shown); $60 at Fat Brain Toys.
Above: Developed in France and exhibited at the Louvre, Kapla 200 Blocks Set teaches concentration, patience, and building skills; $60 at Amazon.
Above: Lincoln Logs were developed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, John L. Wright, and were inspired by the interlocking logs his father used in the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo; $49.98 at Amazon.
For more building block picks, as well as children’s toy ideas, check out Remodelista’s posts 10 Easy Pieces: Building Blocks for Children, Gift Guide: Classics for Children, and House Blocks from Landscape Products in Japan.