With four kids in our small home, we’ve had to limit toys to reduce clutter. As a rule I tend to gravitate towards open-ended toys that can be played with by a wide age range. Brain-building toys that encourage creativity are best! I recently had the chance to review the People Blocks Zoo Animals set by People Toy Company with my two-year old daughter. Keep reading to find out how you can win a $50 People Toy Company Gift Card and a $50 Amazon gift card so you can purchase your own People Toy Company toys!
I received a complimentary People Blocks Zoo Animals set in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please note that I use affiliate links in this post. Clicking through and making a purchase will help me in a small financial way, thank you!
Since 1977, the People Toy Company has been producing fun and educational baby and children’s products. My older children have been fans of People Toy Company’s Magna-Tiles but this was our first experience with their toddler toys and with People Toy Blocks.
Overview of People Blocks Zoo Animals
The People Blocks Zoo Animals set comes with 17 magnetic building blocks and a double-sided zoo themed play mat. The blocks are in animal-inspired shapes but open ended to encourage creativity.
The People Blocks are chunky and nicely sized to fit a child’s hand. Several of the blocks feature animal eyes and a few others have wheels. The magnets click together easily and young children get the hang of how they work very quickly. The sides that are magnetized feature a design printed on the block.
At first glance, I was hesitant to bring in another toy with multiple parts (more parts = more clutter?). However the People Blocks box is sturdy and we’ve been able to store the toy back inside after play each day. In the future, I may invest in a small snap-top plastic storage box to hold all the pieces.
Creativity-Building Toddler Toy
My toddler daughter is almost three. People Blocks Zoo Animals came to her at just the right time, as her imagination is starting to expand. She’s been able to sit and play by herself for longer period of time. In fact, she’s never played with a toy for so long or so often as she has with the People Blocks Zoo Animals! She has been sitting with her blocks for 45 minutes at a time, every day. One moment she’s building an alligator and the next, she’s manipulated to blocks and is pretending they are a popsicle!
The nice thing about People Blocks is that they appeal to a wide-range of ages. Kids as young as 18 months will be able to handle the blocks and stack them together. Children two and up will be able to match the patterns on the box to replicate the animal shapes or to create their own made-up creatures. Even my 7 year old has been playing with the People Blocks Zoo Animals!
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