We think blocks are one of the best inventions ever. Our kids have logged more hours playing with blocks than perhaps any other toy. And they can be a beautiful design element in a room. So you can imagine how our jaws dropped when we saw these.
Nature Blocks ($44.95) come in a set of 36 hardwood pieces that are made to retain their original, branch shapes. Kids can explore the wonderful texture and even count the rings while stacking, building, and constructing fantastic woodland creations. We may need a set for the living room coffee table, too.
Available at Lakeshore Learning.