By Maple Landmark

Reviewed for Preschool, 2008

ABC Blocks

In this age of disposable toys, it's rare to come across something meant to last more than a year or two. These blocks are an exception: beautifully crafted of solid maple and painted with vibrant, non-toxic watercolor inks. Each cube has a combination of letters, numbers, and illustrations, so whether your kid wants to build a tower, or build a word, he's got the tools to do it in style. Sure, they're a bit more pricey then many other blocks on the market, but this set will last long beyond the time your kid's other toys hit the landfill. And with such a fun way to play with numbers and letters, he can use them well into kindergarten...then pass them on to a deserving brother or sister. (Maple Landmark, $53.00)