Buddy Blocks from BeginAgain Toys

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So, I can tell you, my little ones got quite a few noisy toys over the holidays. You know, the kind that you don’t by for your own kids because they live with you, but you buy them for your sister’s kid, or your grandkid that is going home with someone else who gets to listen to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (or some similar song) in the most ear-grating voice possible.
How, oh how did kids ever survive before electronic toys were invented? Well, they (dear me!) had to use their imagination. Kids don’t need battery-operated noise makers to be happy. I mean, look at the one year old who’s happier playing with the box! Anyway, these values of making playtime simple again are what is behind Begin Again toys.
BeginAgain was founded on the principles, ideas, and inventions of Benjamin Barlowe, an early 20th century inventor from Fort Collins. Their toys teach through play and nurture the development of the whole child. And the company operates on four core principles:
1. No batteries or electronics. It’s up to the kids to provide the sound effects!
2. Share your ideas and build in a partnership.
3. No OIL, use plant based materials and reduce, recycle, and seek improvement.
4. Have a greater purpose by giving back to the community. Begin Again gives a percent of their proceeds to the community.
I was lucky enough to receive two “Buddy Blocks” puzzles from the Beginner (baby and toddler toys) collection. These four piece puzzles are made up of cubes, so there are six different puzzles in one. And until baby is old enough to actually do the puzzle, they can practice their block stacking skills, which is a developmental milestone.

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Here is a close up of one of the cubes:

block

These blocks are safe for baby and made of natural rubber wood, as are their other baby/toddler toys, which include push-toys, a teether toy and an adorable earthworm toy!
And as your kids get a little older, BeginAgain has several collections of earth friendly toys, each targeted to different interests. The categories are: Artist, Writer, Inventor, Sportster and Hero (AKA the A WISH collection). Each one has different toys.
If you would like to find out more about BeginAgain’s imagination-inspiring toys, you can visit their website and follow them on facebook.

*I received samples of the reviewed product from BeginAgain. All opinions are my own.*

Possible giveaway coming soon!

Comments

  1. I like these natural blocks. They would be great for my little grandson.
    He is holding things in his hand and picking toys up , so these would be safe for him to play wih. Thanks

  2. We love natural toys at our house! Stuff my baby can chew on!

  3. Yeah, I think I could do without all the electronic toys:) These look great!

  4. These blocks are adorable and it is great there are 6 puzzles in 1. I love that they are Earth friendly!

  5. I love their core principles. I like how there’s no batteries and no oil involved.

  6. I’ve always loved these basic kind of old fashioned toys, especially for the littlest kiddies.

  7. Colleen M says:

    I love the simplicity of these toys and the fact that they inspire a child’s imagination. I also like that they are made with non-toxic materials.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  8. these look so nice they would be perfect for my nephew in a couple months he is only 9 weeks old but soon he will be playing with toys and i love wooden toys

  9. The size is perfect even for little hands–the colors are great–what a wonderful toy to learn from–thanks for the review,thankfully it is earth friendly toys

  10. I love these! They are just perfect for little hands! I alsi love that a percentage of sales goes back to the community!

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