Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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An essential for any little person
Fisher Price Baby's First Blocks
Member Name: kingseany
Fisher Price Baby's First Blocks
Advantages: Colourful, robust, waterproof
Our little girl received this as one of many gifts for her baptism. She's just about the age it's designed to start from, 6 months. I was pleased to see that it was a Fisher Price, as it's one brand that I know is trusted and safe for even the littlest people. Incidentally, in case you didn't know Fisher Price is part of the giant Mattel.
So, Baby's First Blocks comes in a very colourful cardboard box with pictures on each side. Our little one likes the box just as much as the contents it seems right now, although she is just exploring everything new. I think she likes the pictures of other babies on the box, as well as the bright colours.
Once you get the product out of the box, you find a hard plastic red container with a yellow top and blue handle. There's a colourful sticker on one side, and a textured design on the other. The yellow top has 5 slots of different shapes - circle, square, triangle, star and cross. The top is easy to get off, almost too easy. Inside are the blocks themselves. 10 brightly coloured shapes which are made of hard wearing plastic. You could stand on these and they would take the weight of an average person. Chances are you'll be standing on them a lot if your little one isn't the tidiest of people. The colours of the blocks are green, red, blue, pink and orange and very bright and eye catching.
From 6 months the child will be able to empty the container, reach for the blocks, knock them over, taste them, throw them and possibly put them back in the box without using the shape sorter top if you are lucky. After they are a bit more advanced, they'll be able to identify the different shapes and colours, put them into the right slots, carry them around using the handle and build one on another.
They float too so can be used in the bath or paddling pool. After time they'll get a bit grubby, so can be easily washed and dried.
Every child should have building blocks. 10 is a bit limited for any serious building work, but you've got to start some where. I'd say that this product will last, unlike a lot of other stuff which is made in China (although this is too!) if you can keep the blocks from getting lost. The child will probably start to lose interest at the age of 3, and you'll still have a product in good condition to pass on to someone else.
Available worldwide in toy stores and supermarkets, and online from Amazon at £8.99 which is a reasonable price to pay to keep your child occupied for a while.
Summary: Can't go wrong with these blocks
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