In my 4 short years of motherhood, I’ve learned a few good lessons about toys: kids don’t really need much (but it’s hard to combat that consumerism in all of us), and you don’t have to sacrifice style just because you need things for your kids to play with.
This year I’m really trying to stick to a quality over quantity approach. After last Christmas I was left feeling overwhelmed and somewhat bothered by the amount of things my kids ended up with. Xander understands that gift-giving comes along with Christmas, but he would be happy receiving a few small things…he’s not old enough to have any sort of expectations. Along with a less is more approach, I’m hoping to give attractive, well-made items. I know children need toys, but the better looking they are, the less annoyed I am when they are covering our floors.
In my search for the triple threat: stylish, quality, and something my kids will want to play with, I stumbled upon the perfect set of blocks.
Blocks are a classic. You can’t go wrong with blocks. Babies can chew on and bang them. Toddlers can stack, knock over and repeat. And little kids can spell words with them. This graphic set even comes with some other pieces for factory making and tower stacking.
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