It's unusual for us to get excited by a set of blocks, but these Twig Blocks by Fat Brain Toys set even our jaded hearts aflutter. What's not to love about a 72 piece set of environmentally friendly, brightly colored blocks that lend themselves to hours of learning and fun?
Twig Blocks are perfect for developing fine motor skills in younger children, while sorting, stacking and building engages bigger kids' problem solving, sensory awareness, logic, visual-spatial ability and creativity. We love that the bright color comes courtesy of non-toxic stains instead of paint, so the grain and natural variations of the renewable wood show through the vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow, green, sky and navy blue.
Twig blocks strike us as great toys for imaginative play and lovely design objects. At $50 for a set, we think that kids would get lots of mileage out of these.
(Image from Fat Brain Toys)