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The Perfect Block Sets for Early Learning

Almost everyone grows up playing with building blocks of some kind. This fun and classic toy is a great way to build fine motor skills, while also teaching key skills like problem-solving and spatial awareness. Plus, playing with blocks is a great way to gently introduce children to STEAM concepts without the pressure of grades or tests. Check out our top picks for the perfect kids’ block sets for early learning.

We like that this kids’ block set comes with child-safe smooth edges and is safe for children as young as 3 years old. Little ones can create endless structures with this fun set.

You’ll like that this kids’ block set comes with 72 pieces and includes circles, triangles, rectangles and cylinders — plus a sturdy case for storing the pieces when playtime is over for the day.

The FAO Schwarz kids’ block set is rated for children 4 and older. Kids will love using these blocks to stack and play, while they gain spatial awareness, fine motor skills and problem-solving skills.

Children will improve their fine motor skills while gaining a solid introduction to STEAM concepts. Plus, this kids’ block set is compatible with all major brands.

Because this kids’ block set offers more flexibility, it’s a great way for kids to exercise problem-solving skills as they create new structures every time.

Expert Commentary

A departure from the standard cubes, block sets these days feature various shapes that inspire children to build everything from creative castles to fantastic vehicles. These block sets open up a world of limitless possibilities to children of all ages and let them create their own narratives.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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