In a toy market that increasingly works to promote the latest and greatest of the high tech world, CitiBlocs wooden building sets are practically a sight for sore eyes. Considered by many as both an educational and creative toy, CitiBlocs inspires kids (and their parents) to experience the joy associated with getting back to basics.
Recently honored by the National Parenting Center with a 2011 Seal of Approval, CitiBlocs is also the recipient of more than 30 other industry related awards. The building and construction blocks are available in a variety of sizes and prices ranging from sets that include anywhere from 50-1000 pieces. CitiBlocs are also available in a wide assortment of colors.
Each set comes with an age-appropriate book that provides easy to follow directions for many different building suggestions, such as unique towers, bridges, and even boats. Recommended for ages three and older, CitiBlocs products are especially helpful to younger children learning to focus on a specific task at hand. They also encourage creativity, the use of imagination, and help to develop fine motor skills. From our own personal experience, these wooden blocks perform best when used on a hard surface.
Although made from wood grown outside the U.S., the Chinese pine used to create CitiBlocs is grown in certified, sustainable forests. Once the wood is harvested, the small blocks are then precision cut in a family-owned factory. CitiBlocs are available online here or can be purchased at many national toy retailers.