The other night I was visiting with some relatives who had just flown in from out of state. I was looking over at their 9 month old who was busy playing with a toy. She was cooing and babbling as she was pulling two little blocks apart. I was curious and asked what she was playing with. It turns out they are called tegu blocks. This was an 8 piece set of magnetic wooden blocks that came in a really nice little travel pouch. You could tell these were very well made!
It turns out they bought this toy because they thought it would amuse their little girl on the plane ride and they said it did the trick! Obviously, because she was still happily engaged with them. She was pulling them apart and watching as they would stick back to the base. How perfect for travel of any kind because they don’t fall all over the place! Such a simple concept and yet ingenious!
I did some research on this company and loved their simple philosophy of PLAYING IS LEARNING. They offer these blocks in all kinds of configurations for all ages! This particular set had 8 pieces while the others have up to 42. The age range on these were actually 1+.
The developmental benefits range from building fine motor skills to encouraging creativity. Now this is the kind of toy that I love! Kids just get to keep busy by thinking and creating.
They get a big thumbs up! Please check out their website at www.tegu.com