Wooden blocks have been a staple children’s toy for centuries. Children of a variety of ages enjoy and benefit from playing with wooden blocks because they allow free thinking and for your child’s creative spirit to flourish. Your child learns so much by open ended exploration and experimentation.
Tree Blocks’ classic 36 piece barked block set comes in a fabric bag and is lovingly made in our US workshop. We cut each piece precisely in lengths of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10cm so they can be mixed and matched.
Tree Blocks brings nature into the playroom and lets children enjoy the look, feel and smell of real wood in all its wonder.
WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YRS
We care about the environment so all our wood is reclaimed or from sustainable sources. The US blocks are cut from sticks which have been collected by hand from sources local to our workshop in Wisconsin. The US workshop is run by an Amish community and is off the grid, thus lessening Tree Blocks’ carbon footprint.
You can make building blocks fun and educational for your child! Encourage your child to compare and contrast the different pieces so he can start to learn basic math concepts. Introduce your child to nature by exploring the tree rings, the bark and the knots of the blocks together. If your child needs some additional encouragement, guided play has great value. Check out our “look and build” pictures. They can be viewed on a screen or printed out. Encourage your child to look carefully at the picture and build what she sees.
Another way to help guide your child is to talk with him about what he might like to build. A tower? A bridge? A building? A house? A nudge will give your child confidence to have a go. Praise your child’s efforts and then laugh together as you knock the blocks down to start again.
Warning: Bark can peel and create a choking hazard. Inspect the toy regularly for any loose bark.