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Review: Stages Blocks

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.


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