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Building Blocks Fit for a King or Queen

Haba Plug and Pile The Royal Towers Wooden Building BlocksClassic toys are timeless for good reason.  Wooden building blocks never go out of style–durable, creative, open ended toys that allow for hours of exploration.

HABA makes quality toys primarily from cloth and wood.  These organic materials, combined with a European aesthetic, lend HABA toys a warmth and charm that encourages tactile play.

The HABA Plug and Pile Royal Tower Wooden Blocks are a fun twist on traditional building blocks.  The blocks nest, balance, or rest on top of one another, allowing for avariety of possible structures.  Babies will enjoy experimenting with balance, seeing how high they can build their tower.  Older toddlers can try to recreate the image on the box or try new combinations, encouraging pattern recognition.  My preschooler is discovering how certain blocks fit into one another, producing a stronger construction.

HABA Quadrino Arranging GameAs kids get older, they will be ready for a greater challenge.  HABA’s Quadrino Arranging Game is a timeless puzzle game and can be used for play as complex as your child can handle.  Each block is painted with a vibrant color pattern.

Using the principle of symetry, children create beautiful geometric patterns. The suggested age is 2+ and two year old toddlers will need assistance.  An adult can create a pattern and leave some “holes” for the child to fill in.  Or, complete  one side of the puzzle and allow the child to mirror the other.  Older children can develop their own patterns.

This toy stimulates imagination, concentration, problem solving, and mathematical thinking.  Since the puzzle is never “done” or “solved,” the Arranging Game willl provide hours of play for any child (or adult).

WANT IT: HABA toys, including the Plug and Pile Royal Tower Wooden Blocks ($26) and Quadrino Arranging Game ($45) are available at many fine toy retailers, including Oompa Toys and Amazon.

WIN IT: HABA is offering one winner a set of Plug and Pile Royal Tower Wooden Blocks (ARV $26). To enter, please check out the selection of HABA toys at Oompa Toys or Amazon and leave us a comment with your favorite HABA toy (not including the two mentioned in the review).

Contest ends 11:59 PM EST, May 11. Shipping to U.S. Only. Winner chosen with We never share your e-mail address.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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98 Responses to "Building Blocks Fit for a King or Queen"

  1. michelle mays says:

    I think the Suitcase Detectives is adorable.

  2. Simone says:

    I also like the HABA First Blocks. In fact, I just bought them! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Bekki says:

    My favorite HABA toy is the ball track construction set.

  4. Ann says:

    I like the Stack Jack Jester toy! That’s fun!

  5. Vicky boackle says:

    i like the Colorful Stacking Cubes .

  6. Teri says:

    Cory, that adorable Caterpillar is our fave. Lily likes Paulina Pony.

  7. Autumn H. says:

    the pipapo is cool!

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  8. Linda says:

    I like the Lunch with Friends Set! My niece loves to play tea party!

  9. sandra says:

    my favorite is the Fantasy Blocks set

  10. Amanda U. says:

    I like the Building Blocks: Eeny Meny Miny Zoo.

  11. Jennifer M says:

    I love their Colori stacking ball.

  12. Christine says:

    I like the Sensory Planet Touch game from Haba. Thanks!

  13. Lisa C says:

    My son would love the Colori Stacking Ball, it’s so colorful!

  14. lee says:

    I love the super cute Infant Bear Tableware Set!

  15. Paula H says:

    I love the Pixie Blocks.

  16. Hesper F says:

    I like the Ball Track Roll ‘N Roll ‘N Roll!

  17. Jennifer M says:

    I like the Cheese Carriage.

  18. Marianna says:

    I really like the Trix! Perfect baby toy!

  19. ktanjatk says:

    I like HABA Dragonstone Castle With Inhabitants

  20. Sherry R says:

    My favorite is the Nessie Water Game!

  21. Courtney says:

    My favorite is the Doll Pram Natural Free Shipping from Haba! They make such cute stuff, I’d love to have this! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  22. Chrysa says:

    I like the Maison Depliable Castello

  23. Lindsay says:

    I just love the fantasy blocks

  24. Kyndra Sherman says:

    The MiniLand Fabric Ball is my favorite. I’m going to have to get one now.

    themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

  25. jjean says:

    Kringlering and Trix look great for mt babies’ developmental stage right now. I read reviews on Trix and it looks like kids love it! Thanks!

  26. Cassy says:

    Building Blocks Sevilla , wow!

  27. susan p says:

    the train is cute, thanks

  28. Denise says:

    I like the Threading Zoo (item # 4328) best. Thanks!

  29. vicky says:

    Chalet Dollhouse with Furniture would make a great birthday present for my daughter

    thanks so much

  30. Jennifer March says:

    I would love to win this for my 13 month old!

  31. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    My grandson would really love the Village with Train from Sevi. He loves all kinds of trains and automobiles and this combines both. This is really a great set.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Stephanie says:

    I like the pixie blocks

  33. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I think my little one would like the colorful stacking cubes.

  34. Dan says:

    I like the Rattling Caterpillar

  35. Carrie says:

    I like the duck pull toy

  36. Jennifer C says:

    The doll pram in natural is adorable. We love Haba around here!

  37. kathy says:

    i love the Beetle Trixie Clutching Toy from Haba

  38. Jen Mc says:

    I like Catch the Fish.

  39. Angela says:

    I like the Fantasy Blocks!

  40. sarah b says:

    i really like the Pipapo from Haba

  41. Linda Ancona says:

    fantasy blocks

  42. Katherine Dunn says:

    I love the colorful stacking cubes :)


  43. Heather says:

    I like the Oval Xylophone from Plan Toys!

  44. Gianna says:

    I love the Colorful Stacking Cubes :)

  45. Donna K says:

    The Dragon Egg is cute.

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