Friday, September 23, 2011

Review: Buddy Blocks Cube Puzzle

Timberdoodle sent us this great Jungle Animal Buddy Blocks cube puzzle by Imagiplay to review.  The Buddy Blocks consist of 4 wooden cubes, each side holding a portion of an animal.  You put the 4 cubes together on the corresponding sides, to complete the animal.  The animals are painted with non-toxic paint, and the cubes are covered in a non-toxic gloss.  The cubes come in a 3.5 x 3.5 inch wooden tray, for storage and play.


The jungle Buddy Blocks include six animals:  giraffe, lion, elephant, zebra, monkey, and a yak or something.  I really should know what that final animal is, but I don't.


When they first arrived, every single one of my kids took a turn with them, wanting to put together each animal themselves.  Every single child, even the teens and middlers.  Eventually, it returned to being something my preschoolers only play with.  But every time I get them out, this happens ...


1 year old, 3 year old and 5 year old gathering around the Buddy Blocks.


And then this happens ...


Everyone wants in on the fun, but the 1 year old doesn't like to wait her turn.  And because the one year old loves the wooden blocks so much, we have to keep the Buddy Blocks put up high between uses.  Here's the culprit who lost all the pieces in different parts of the living room yesterday ... again.


"But I like the Buddy Blocks, too!" --Messmaking Expert

The Buddy Blocks are high quality and lots of fun.  The only problem with this learning tool is that we keep losing pieces!  Our solution is to keep it stored up high on the bookshelf until someone asks for it.  We definitely recommend them for your toddlers and preschoolers!


The Buddy Blocks are available from Timberdoodle individually for $11.99, as well as in the Toddler Curriculum Kit.   You can find more great items from Timberdoodle online or in their free homeschool catalog.  You can also keep up with Timberdoodle's new products and product reviews by following them on facebook.  or at their "Because Mom Said" review blog.


If you'd like to see more reviews of the Buddy Blocks, you can find them at Because Mom Said.

Legal Disclosure:
As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free set of Buddy Blocks in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.

April E.

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