The Parentville Fave Five - Building, Stacking Blocks and Creative Toys
For those kids who are starting to build an imagination and fine motor skills, we present our favorite recommendations on toys for dexterity!
Zolo-a-go-go is the anti-stacking block toy. It features 48 plastic pieces in a traveling case that can create a variety of scenes and funny creatures. It teaches dexterity because your child has to fit the parts together by using different sized pieces that fit into holes with different angles.
Citiblocs are eco-friendly wood blocks all of the same size and shape that incredibly stack to create precision models without glue or grooves! Because you can buy them in different quantity sets, your child can expand on his imagination as he or she gets bigger.
This Eiffel Tower Puzzle is a showcase for your kid's room - and it can be built over and over because it also does not need any glue - the wooden pieces just snap together!
Boikido, French for "wood for kids", makes blocks that stir the imagination and teach shapes, colors and patterns. This is a great starter set for toddlers - the pieces are not too small.
Magna-tiles have magnetic edges that "stick" easily together. They have transparent colors so kids can see the way pieces create 3-D structures more easily. Because these are larger pieces, an 18-month old could start using these (with parent supervision) and still be excited through pre-school age.