The best baby toy: big blocks!

I know I have waxed on about these blocks before. And I know they are ter­ri­bly expen­sive ($128 for a set of five, we bought two sets). But these are, bar none, the best toy we got for our baby.

Update to make the “buy these blocks at Con­struc­tive Play­things for $129″ link more obvi­ous.

These are huge, vinyl cov­ered foam blocks. They are big, bright­ly col­ored, and light, so you can stack them high and knock them down with­out fear of dam­ag­ing your baby. They come wrapped in black plas­tic, like a set of tires from Cost­co (or is that just a myth?), and ours arrived a lit­tle dusty. Our boy has always loved build­ing things, and we’re not sure which came first, the blocks or the desire. But he’s almost five now, and still using them as much as he did when he was younger.

Here are just a few pic­tures of what we have done with them:

Airplane

Longneck dinosaur

Castle

The rest of the pic­tures are on Flickr.