“ Manuacturer: Fisher Price / Type: Alphabet / Age: 6 Months „
Ages 6 months to 5 years.
I love these blocks and so do my boys. They are great for just plain fun, but also teach the alphabet and phonics without realising it. Each block has a letter, and inside a bright colourful item that starts with the same letter. many of the objects are also interactive. The monkey spins around on his swing, a train rolls around the train track, keys rattle, the bunny hops and the baby birds in the nest make a chirping sound.
The blocks are nice for the smallest child to hold and look into to see the different objects, as well as being well liked for biting on with the textured bottom. As they grow older, they enjoy stacking and knocking down, all the while naturally coming to associate C with car, and M with monkey. They are very well made and although our set was second hand, still in great nick after two children. Another bonus is the corners are well rounded. My youngest had quite a fall while holding one and landed with it hitting his eye. Had this been a traditional wooden block, I think it would have been a hospital visit. As it was, he just had a bruise.
We have had hours and hours of fun with these, and my children really enjoy them. I never had to teach teh oldest child the alphabet, he just knew it from about 3 as well as the sound for each letter. i do think it is alot of toys like this and books and so on that allowed him to just pick it up.
These blocks can also be used with other Fisher Price peek a block sets.
We have a hippo that can be pushed or used as a ride on. It gobbles up blocks as it rolls along. We also have a musical elephant you drop the blocks through, and they make a giraffe and fish as well.
On a downside they do seem quite expensive now. I thought £16 was bad when i bought them, but apparently not. they are worth it though.