Baby Can Learn with Heirloom Wooden Toys (Review)

Heirloom Wooden ToysAt Heirloom Wooden Toys you can shop by age, by brand, and by price. You can even shop by category such as block play and doll play. They offer amazing flexibility so that you can find exactly what you need!  One of my favorite sections at Heirloom Wooden Toys is the Educational Toys section. It is divided into skills – Balancing, Building, Counting, Feeling, Thinking, and Writing. The design makes it simple to find a toy/activity to help your child develop certain skills. More retailers should offer sections like this and I love that Heirloom Wooden Toys has it!

Heirloom Wooden ToysWe received two toys, the Watch Me Count and a 34 piece Hardwood Unit Block Set, from Heirloom Wooden Toys to review. As soon as the toys were out of the box they were shipped in, I was amazed by the quality. I expected them to be good quality because they are wooden toys and they definitely met my expectations. Both products are a great change of pace from the brightly colored plastic toys that seem to be collecting around my house. The Watch Me Count and Block set are toys that will last long past W and on to the next child… perhaps to grandchildren a long way down the road.

The Watch Me Count is made by TAG Toys and Heirloom Wooden Toys offers a wide selection of other TAG Toys products. I like the Watch Me Count because as W grows it will help him begin to learn his numbers. The puzzle aspect of the toy is great for motor skill development and W thinks the pieces make great teething toys as well!

The Watch Me Count includes counting beads along the top and I can think of a number of activities W and I can do in the future such as matching the number of beads to the puzzle pieces. One other feature I appreciate is the fact that the puzzle includes the zero. I think it’s important to teach the concept of zero when teaching numbers because it can be tricky for some kids. So it’s great that this puzzle includes the zero! Plus it means that we have all of the numbers and can use the puzzle pieces outside of the frame to build many two-digit numbers.

Right now, W enjoys banging the pieces and chewing on them. I enjoy talking about the numbers and colors with him. In the future the Watch Me Count will be more appropriate and I look forward to using it more and more as he grows. I love that it is versatile and will have a long life in the toy box.

Heirloom Wooden Toys Hardwood Block SetThe 34-piece Hardwood Unit Block set is made by Guidecraft. I have been a huge Guidecraft fan for many years and the block set matches my perceptions of the company and the quality products they make. Heirloom Wooden Toys offer an amazing selection of Guidecraft toys. You may recognize some of them from your childhood classrooms, I know I do!

The blocks are made from an imported, economical hardwood called rubber wood, which is a replenishable wood source. This is a great feature of the blocks. These are very traditional blocks without any fancy colors or bells and whistles. They promote creative thinking and I know I spent hours playing with similar blocks as a child.

At nearly 8 months old, W enjoys playing with the blocks. He isn’t building anything quite yet but he likes to bang them together, feel the different shapes, and chew on them. Even the dogs like them and we have to protect the long cylinder shaped blocks because our boston terrier is after them! I cannot wait for the days when W and I can build castles and buildings with these blocks. One of the greatest things about these blocks is that you can buy additional sets at Heirloom Wooden Toys to grow your collection! There are block sets of every size available! W just might be getting more blocks when the holidays roll around! They make great gifts too because they are great for all young children and both boys and girls will enjoy them!

If you’re looking for toys that have educational and developmental benefits while being of a quality that will last a long time, Heirloom Wooden Toys probably has something for you! To learn more about the products they have to offer check out the Heirloom Wooden Toys Website or follow them on Twitter. At their Facebook page you can sign up for a $10 coupon and save some money as well!

Formula Mom Disclosure: I received a free product for review purposes. However, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.

Comments

  1. I like the Small Stacking Rainbow

  2. i like the mechanical gear set!

  3. Love the wooden tool workbench and tools! I love that they have so many products made in the usa!

  4. Sabrina Radke says:

    I would rally love their learning tower!

  5. I love the wooden tea set.

  6. domestic diva says:

    This looks great:
    7.5‘ Powwow Lodge Round Door Teepee (6 Panel)

  7. Janet W. says:

    I like the 7.5‘ Powwow Lodge Round Door Teepee (6 Panel) .

  8. Gina Hamm says:

    LOVE the wooden tea set!!!

  9. Heather Stewart says:

    Ice Cream Parlor Set

  10. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the Designed By You Dollhouse w/ Furniture and the Learning Tower and the Rocking Boat and…well you get the idea! There’s no way to choose just ONE thing that I like! LOL

  11. Lbrouse1 (at) gmail (dt) com
    SO many great products at that site! I love this though:
    Smart Balance Bike
    http://www.heirloomwoodentoys.com/SMART-WOODEN-BALANCE-BIKE-pr-21624.html

    Also adore the Wooden Farm Truck:
    http://www.heirloomwoodentoys.com/Wooden-Farm-Truck-pr-22446.html

  12. Mikaela R. says:

    I like the Designed By You Dollhouse w/ Furniture!

    http://www.heirloomwoodentoys.com/Designed-By-You-Dollhouse-w-Furniture-pr-21656.html

    Thanks!

  13. I’d love to get the wooden tea set for my oldest!
    http://www.heirloomwoodentoys.com/Wooden-Tea-Set-pr-21560.html

  14. Kimberly says:

    I like the Wooden Tea Set
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  15. Carolyn H says:

    The Oval Xylophone looks like a lot of fun for my little guy!

  16. stephanie m says:

    like the Powwow Lodge Round Door Teepee

  17. Love your blog! LOTS of great information! Can’t wait to get reading! I’m a new follower from the super stalker hoppity hop!

  18. Lisa Danielle Grice says:

    Love the stacking rainbow

  19. Oh my gosh I love love love the
    Wooden Tea Set
    SKU # PLAN34330
    Connie

  20. Sherry S. says:

    I really like the 7.5‘ Powwow Lodge Round Door Teepee (6 Panel)

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  21. Felicia R says:

    I would love to get a set of their building blocks for my LO!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. I love the rocking boat!

  23. Amylynn Hint says:

    I like the city blocks!

  24. I think my son would like the 1 to 5 Ring Counter!

  25. Veronica L says:

    I would love to treat my boys out to their Melissa & Doug Wooden Horse Carrier Truck. Thanks :)

  26. I would love the all in one kitchen island.

    lovenlearnwlittlei {at} gmail {dot} com

  27. Carrie Phelps says:

    I can’t get over just how cute the Wooden Tea Set is!!
    carriedust@yahoo.com

  28. EMMA L HORTON says:

    SMART WOODEN BALANCE BIKE
    SKU # SG311C33

  29. I have to say – the Pull Along Snail Sorter is SUPER CUTE!

    larajarrette at gmail dot com

  30. Hannah Avery says:

    The Pow Wow Lodge is pretty cool!

    -Hannah

    hannahavery85 at yahoo dot com

  31. Deborah Rosen says:

    I love the Smart Wooden Balance Bike.

  32. Kristi Gray says:

    My son would LOVE these!! Perfect for his age.

  33. What great well built toys.

  34. Formula mom is promoting ‘Heirloom wooden toys’ giveaway. Join in the fun of promoting educational toys for children or grandchildren preschool children. An opportunity to win the prize!

  35. I like their wooden tea set for my little niece.

  36. I also like the Pull Along Rolling Snail Sorter

  37. EmilyAlevras says:

    Simple. Classic. Fun!!! What child wouldn’t love this?!

  38. i like the large colored nesting blocks.

  39. kasey bonilla says:
  40. The Knapps says:

    I love the Be Blocks

  41. my adughter would like the wooden tea set!

  42. I like the ‘The Learning Tower’ We are just starting to have Little Man help in the kitchen.

  43. Jodi Kershuk says:

    Rocking Boat

  44. Love the kitchen helper!

  45. Nice toy!

  46. I like the Smart wooden balance bike

  47. I like the The Kitchen Helper

  48. Lee Martynuik says:

    I Hope I win. They look cool

  49. the tool workbench is really cute

  50. cute and educational!!

  51. Marti Woods says:

    Would love to gift this to my Sister-in-law due in December. These are great!

  52. Mechanical gear set is awesome!

  53. wooden tea set!

  54. Kat Riley says:

    I like the Go Anywhere Grill
    rilekat at gmail dot com

  55. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!
    bahjeep@aol.com

  56. i like the city blocks!! :)

  57. Jackie Wertish says:

    I really like “playground” from the dollhouses and furniture section. :) Very cute!

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