From the lineup of the top 10 toy blocks for kids this year, below you will find the top 5 picks, based on consumer popularity:
1. LEGO Ultimate Building Set for Kids
Ages: For kids 4 to 12 years old
The ultimate in classic building blocks for kids - LEGO Ultimate Building Set. More than 400 pieces to create with!
Merchant Info: Get busy building! This jam-packed tub features an extensive assortment of LEGO bricks and other fun elements. It includes a building plate, mini figure, windows, doors and wheels. New container allows for easy clean-up and efficient storage. The transparent lid lets builders display their models. Includes building instructions for five models and photo inspiration for 25 more. 405 pieces.
2. Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks
Ages: For kids 6 to 36 months old
And - next on the list of the best toy blocks for kids this year is the Fisher Price Brilliant Basics - just for babies. This is a great toy for very little ones - I speak from experience on this one. Plenty of time having fun manipulating shapes, fitting them into matching shapes and building skills at the same time.
Merchant Info: Ten bright blocks are ready for baby to drop into the open bucket or through the shape-sorting lid. Baby will love filling the bucket with blocks, dumping them out, then starting over again. Great for eye-hand coordination and other early skills. Then baby can move on to sorting and stacking and learning about identifying and matching shapes. Includes plastic shape-sorting box with take-anywhere handle and ten colorful blocks.
3. Melissa and Doug Standard Unit Blocks for Kids
Ages: For kids age 3 and up
This set of blocks is found in many-a-classroom in pre-schools and elementary schools everywhere. They are known to be some of the more creative blocks for kids available, with plenty of pieces having different shapes so kids can unleash their imaginations. =)
Merchant Info: Build a tower, a town or just about anything with these large solid-wood standard unit blocks. The 60 big, smooth-sanded sturdy blocks are naturally finished with a classic look for hours of classic fun. The handsome wooden storage crate makes clean up and storage easy.
4. LEGO Duplo Basic Bricks for Kids
Ages: For kids 3 to 5 years of age
LEGO Duplo Blocks for kids are a good way for even toddler age children to be introduced to the creativity and fun that LEGO sets offer. Includes 80 bricks.
Merchant Info: The fun never stops with these colorful LEGO Duplo bricks! Duplo bricks are sturdy and safe for a toddler’s hands and imagination. Includes 80 basic bricks in different sizes and bright colors.
5. Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks (Various Sets)
Ages: (Recommended ages vary by set)
This unique lineup of kids toy blocks is probably my favorite of the bunch. Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks are available in a few different forms, for different ages. No matter which set is chosen, you can be sure that these are not only fun for little ones, they are excellent "tools" to build ability as well.
Merchant Info: (For the beginner Pattern Blocks set) This set features 10 brightly-painted wooden patterns and 30 colorful shape pieces to replicate the fun pictures. They’re perfect for early development of colors, shapes and matching skills. These puzzles are a tremendous value and a great learning set! Contains one each: fish, dog, butterfly, flowers, bird, and fire engine.
No matter what a child's age might be, chances are that one off the above top 5 toy blocks for kids 2010 will be a great choice for a gift, or for an educational activity.
If you would like to check out "more of the same" - other popular kids toy blocks this year, here is a great place to check them out:
- Top Ten Toy Blocks for Kids 2010 - Squidoo Parenting and Family