MBP's Back to School Blast
We've been having a fabulous summer, full of fun trips, vacations and lots of outdoor play and fun in the sun. In a few weeks, however, we'll be winding down and getting back into the swing of our normal school year routine. It's sort of funny having a toddler, who is nearing being ready to head off to preschool. I am suddenly finding myself much more aware of what my son's daily activities consist of and how he plays. Making sure he has the right learning toys, even here at home is still very important to me, and part of my role is to be parent and teacher.
I was thrilled to learn about CitiBlocs, classic wooden construction blocks for ages 2+. CitiBlocs prides itself on offering safe and environmentally friendly wooden blocks for preschool children, older kids, and even architecture students. Building with CitiBlocs is easy... there's no glue, there are no magnets or sharp edges. CitiBlocs simply allows the builder to use their imagination and build their dream structures.
I was very excited to connect with the CitiBlocs family, who offered us the opportunity to review their wonderful Little Builders Rattle Blocks and their CitiCars set.
Our CitiBlocs arrived well packaged and protected with air pocket filler in the box.
Balian was beyond excited to check out his new CitiBlocs. He has only built with large plastic blocks, so the wooden blocks were a totally new concept to him. He was quite eager to take the packages out of their box and open them up!
Balian, already getting excited about the colorful CitiCars!
'Come on, mommy- let's open these! Here, give it a try!'
Our friends at Citiblocs not only sent us their award-winning Little Builders set, they sent us their 8-pc CitiCars set. A wonderful accessory to the blocks, this set includes eight colorful vehicles- cars and trucks, etc, which can be used in conjunction with the blocks, for a true city-feel to your child's masterpiece! Not only can your little one build their own little city, they can play on after the building commences, making their CitiCars zip and zoom past tall buildings and little houses!
CitiBlocs in their spiffy package...
All of your child's favorite vehicles, in a safe block form...
One of the things that I love about the CitiCars, is that there are no little plastic wheels. My child can use his imagination to make vehicle noises, and he can move them manually. I don't have to worry about little pieces of things falling off and being chewed or choked on. Plus, these don't scratch the floors! The CitiCars are lightweight, and wonderful! They add a lot of extra fun to building time!
CitiBlocs Little Builders Set
The CitiBlocs Little Builders set is so cool! This fun 22-pc set features wooden blocks, stair sets, roofs and more- everything your little one needs for open-ended building and play! The blocks have fun painted windows on their sides, and the stairs roofs and smaller blocks come in fun colors like yellow, blue, orange and green.
Balian, checking out his CitiBlocs for the first time...
The Little Builders Set comes in a sturdy pail with handle, for easy clean-up, storage and transport!
The CitiBlocs Little Builders Set features large wooden blocks that actually rattle when you shake or move them. It's a wonderful learning tool for little ones! Balian happily began shaking the blocks and stacking them on top of each other, and then side by side (he loves to line things up). I asked him if he wanted to make some tall towers, like the ones he got to see in New York City earlier this year, and he excitedly answered with s big 'yes!'
Discovering that he can add a roof to a block and make a little house...
Lining up the blocks to make a row of buildings...
Proud creator, Balian- showing off his super tall tower with two sets of stair, and CitiCars zooming around...
CitiBlocs are so wonderful! I love the simple, safe design of the building pieces. There are no sharp edges, the wood doesn't peel back or flake apart, and there are no tiny pieces to be easily lost or stepped on. These blocks and accessories encourage little ones to use their imaginations- building little cities and towns, communities, tall towers, etc. Balian loves knocking his towers over, and hearing the rattle sound as the blocks crash to the floor. CitiBlocks Little Builders are appropriate for ages 2+.
As a mom, I love these blocks, because they're safe, eco-friendly and educational. CitiBlocs offers an entire line of building sets that can be added on to as your child grows. My husband loves to build, and he's having a lot of fun playing with these blocks, with our son, and I know he can't wait until B is a little older, and can play with some of the other block sets from CitiBlocs.
Check out some of the other wonderful products available from CitiBlocs...
50 pc Set- Cool Colors
500 pc Natural Blocks
100 pc Neon Set
10 pc CitiTrees
CitiBlocs has won various awards and accolades, and we are thrilled to give these products two thumbs up, and the MBP Mommy Seal of Approval! The Little Builders set is wonderful to have for playtime at home, and they're also a perfect toy to have in the classroom at day care, preschool, etc. This year, I am happy to have CitiBlocs in my home for my son to play with, as he experiences true imaginitive constructive play with safe and eco-friendly wooden blocks.
Want It? Buy It!
Head on over to the CitiBlocs website to learn more about these wonderful products, check out their numerous awards and more! You can also find where you can purchase CitiBlocs, here. CitiBlocs is social and they would love to connect with you through their page on Facebook.
CitiBlocs has also been nominated for a Red Tricycle Award, and they would be honored to have your vote! Cast your vote here.
Want It? Win It!
Thanks to our generous friends at Citiblocs, we are pleased to offer MBP readers the chance to win a $75.00 gift card to CitiBlocs! 1 winner will receive a $75.00 GC to purchase their favorite CitiBlocs products for their kiddos or their classroom! Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!
Special thanks to our friends at CitiBlocs for allowing us to experience their wonderful building blocks, and for offering this truly awesome giveaway for our readers!