They don’t make toys like they used to. That’s something I find myself saying over and over again as we navigate adding toys to our collection for Liam. Thank goodness I saved many toys from my own childhood, like our big wooden train set and a favorite pull along toy. But I’m always on the lookout for good quality, heirloom-worthy toys that will last us through our kids’ childhoods and perhaps their own children too. I really like wooden toys – they seem to hold up much better, even with rougher play. Plus, they just have a classic feel to them. I recently heard about a company called Cubbie Lee Toys that makes affordable wooden toys. We received the 50 piece block set from them to try out and play with. And Liam’s absolutely thrilled with the set.
The moment it came in the mail, he was begging to play with it. Made for kids ages one and older, the blocks are both a toy and an educational tool. In addition to creative play, the blocks helps exercise a child’s dexterity, motor skills and hand-eye coordination. There are five “mini” sets of blocks within the whole set. There’s natural varnished blocks as well as brightly colored ones in yellow, red, green and blue. The different colored blocks leaves a lot of options for play. They can be used altogether to build something grand, or separated by color or shape. This also helps with learning colors, shapes and counting numbers.
Liam liked the picture on the bucket so much that he tried to build an exact replica of the photo. But after I explained to him that he could build whatever he wanted, the game was on. He stacked blocks of the same color and then took the towers down, rebuilding them with mismatched colors. We even picked out all the blocks that were the same shaped and played with them that way. Countless hours of fun.
The blocks, along with all the toys from Cubbie Lee, are made with sustainable harvest wood and meets or exceeds safety guidelines. And if you buy something from Cubbie Lee and decide you don’t like it? Every toy comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have a 5 year company warranty against manufacturer defects.
What I really like about this is that it shows that Cubbie Lee Toys stands behind the quality of their toys. Plus, you can also take comfort in knowing that the toys are safe for your child AND they leave a minimal impact on the environment. Oh, and this particular toy comes in a little bucket, which is perfect for storing away when not in use.
Cost-wise, this particular block set is only $16.99. In my opinion, for a 50-piece wooden block set of well-made blocks, this is an excellent price. In fact, the most expensive item from Cubbie Lee Toys (a 70-piece train set) is only $39.99.
Liam is having so much fun with his new block set and I think it’s a real winner. And as you can see, he can’t wait to share these with his baby brother. A long, long time from now, because I’m trying to figure out how to keep Caleb from growing up. It’s hard to believe he’s almost 2 months old already!
You can purchase this block set and other toys over on the Cubbie Lee website or on Amazon.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest on new releases and discounts. You can also join their VIP club to get 10% off all your orders.
Do you have any toys from your childhood that you’ve passed on to your own kids? Or is there a favorite toy of yours you wish you could find again?
Disclosure: I received this block set from Cubbie Lee Toys to try out and review. All words and opinions are completely my own.