Buddy Blocks Review by Our Busy Homeschool

Platforms: Hands-on
Genre(s): Toddler
Publisher(s): ImagiPLAY
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Buddy Blocks Review by Our Busy Homeschool

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Review by Our Busy Homeschool

Buddy Blocks Review

What do you get when you combine wooden blocks and animal puzzles? You get Buddy Blocks!  Timberdoodle offers three themes of Buddy Blocks: Farm, Backyard, and Jungle – we received the Jungle theme.  They come as a part of the Toddler Curriculum Kit and are intended for ages 18 months and up.

Buddy Blocks are made of all-natural rubberwood blocks and painted with six animals in a non-toxic paint.  The four blocks come in a wooden storage tray that is painted with the likeness of the six animals the child will find on their blocks.  This was very helpful for my children as they were trying to put together each animal.

For my littlest learner the blocks are an exercise in stacking.  Caleb has recently discovered he can put things in and out of containers, so the storage box is an easy practice spot for that.  The blocks will grow with him, so they’ll get lots of use in the next several years.

For my not-so-little learners the puzzles become the main attraction as they try to find the four parts for each animal in turn.  Oliver can usually find the parts for one animal, but I have to say  the blocks are still too difficult for my 2 year old to actually build the entire animal.

He is only 2, so I’m not surprised. He enjoys playing with the blocks anyway.

It took a few days before my 3 year old was confidently puzzling away, but now he’s quite good at making any of the animals.  His favorite is this one:

My children also enjoy making up their own half and half animals, which leads to discussions of fractions (is that half a monkey or only 1/4 monkey?).

I think a great way to add another level of challenge in the future would be to have a second set of Buddy Blocks in another theme. Then my children would need to pay even more attention to the details to decide which four pieces out of the eight hold parts of the animal they want to build.  We just may purchase a set of Buddy Blocks in the farm theme as a special addition to our homeschool suppliesfor the current preschooler.  I love the durability as well, these blocks will last through my rough and tumble boys beautifully.

{Disclaimer:  As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free set of Buddy Blocks in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.}


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 01 Nov 2011 | 4 Star, All Reviews

1 Comment

  1. Nahla
    07 Jun 2012, 12:23 pm

    We have been working the Asia GeoPuzzle about once a week since we are still on our Asia unit. My boys LOVE it and I am amzaed how many of the countries they have already learned.They continually bring me the Europe puzzle and beg to do it! 🙂

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