Stages Blocks finally came in. They were ordered from the manufacturer’s website in January and arrived 6 months later because they were on backorder. They are made by Stages Learning and included 40 colorful blocks and 120 cards. You can also download a free app that gives even more building ideas. I like these blocks because not only do you get the critical thinking aspect from building what’s on the cards but you can do grouping activities with them or even counting.
I do think the first 20 cards that come with the blocks are unnecessary. They only show 1 block so there isn’t much thinking required to complete those. The blocks are a good size for little hands and like that they are colorful. Our daughter’s favorite thing to do is make her own things with them.
We have been trying out a lot of new baby items this year and here is another one we did not have for our first daughter. It is called Sensory Tissue Box . What makes this toy so much fun? Let's be honest babies love to get into things. We have tried before to let her play with a regular box of tissues. Big mess. The tissues were everywhere and they have like 250 tissues in a box, she torn them up to so an even bigger mess. Our daughter even went as far as to rip the box itself up. This sensory tissue box though is made of very soft fabric so she can not tear it up, it has 15 tissues so less to keep track of and the tissue can not be easily torn up either. This is the biggest positive of this sensory box in my opinion. Another positive to having this sensory tissue box instead of a regular one is that the tissues are different colors and sizes as well as having different textures to them. There are 6 see-through ones, 6 see-through ones that have dots on them and 3 crinkly ones. T