2011 Holiday Gift Guide: BKids Soft Peek-A-Boo Block {review}

If you ask me about a specific toy that every child should have I would right away suggest blocks! Blocks are fantastic toys because they encourage imagination, physical play, problem solving, and challenge children to be more creative. This makes blocks and other manipulatives the ultimate open ended type of toys to keep in your home.

Recently I was contacted and asked if I was interested in reviewing a brand new product called the Soft Peek-A-Boo Blocks by BKids. I jumped on the opportunity being very eager to share my thoughts about these toys  here on my blog and among other mothers that I know with younger children.

In the  Soft Peek-A-Boo Blocks set there are nine blocks total. All of the blocks come in a variety of colors that are very stimulating to the eye of children. Six of the blocks are soft where as if you squeeze them, they’ll squeak. And the remaining three blocks are made of a harder plastic that can be opened to insert one of the softer blocks creating a peek a boo window.

There a fun designs on each of the blocks that includes number 1-6, specific animal characters, shapes , and other images such as flowers, clouds, trees, and more. The variety of images and different textures makes these fun for baby to discover and great for one on one time in teaching them new to them things! By no time your little one is bound to learn their colors, different animal names and sounds, and numbers…it all depends on how much time you invest with your child and these wonderful blocks!My 10 month old son Owen is quite the fan of these blocks. I take time each day to play with them with him and other times I let him have a go at it all by himself. It always really pleasing to watch my kids learning something new on their very own. He can pick these blocks up easily, as they are just the right size. He’s got new teeth coming in so the soft blocks have been great for him to safely chew on with no sharp edges!

I’ve been watching him pick the blocks up and look at the images on them. He will take his little pointer finger and poke at the blocks and say something in baby talk that I can’t quite understand but it’s really cute to see him so taken with the toys! He’s doing pretty well  stacking and balancing blocks and then laughs and claps when they get knocked over.

Overall this set of blocks is highly recommend by me! The reaction I get from not only my 10 month old son but my 3 year old daughter in play deems this toy as must have.  If interested in purchasing the Soft Peek-A-Boo Block set know it retails for $19.99.

If you are still doing your Holiday shopping for the children in your life I encourage you to check out the BKids website and look at all the other great toys that are offered.

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.