My Favorite Things: Citiblocs

Just before Christmas, Costco was clearing out their toy section, and I (being the Bargain Shopper that I am) pounced. This big box of simple wooden blocks was only $6.97.

I’d never heard of Citiblocs, but the structures they showed on the box looked cool enough to try it out for a mere $7. (I later found out that this same set sells for $59.99 on Amazon. KA-CHING!)

When I got home and opened it up, I realized it was 300 of the exact same blocks that look like this:

Huh. The pictures on the box made it look like there were so many different kinds. But once I looked at the instructions, I realized the simple beauty of it. The things you can make with these things are awesome. Today, the girls hauled it out and spent a good hour and a half being little engineers and architects.

Pretty spiffy, eh?

The set included some red blocks, too. Apparently here the girls are adding a jungle gym to their building.

Then The Muse decided she wanted to create the Parthenon. After a few failed experiments, here’s what she came up with:

Needless to say, it was a challenge keeping BoyWonder away from the girls’ creations. It’s cruel, really, to build such deliciously destructible towers in front of a 2-yr-old boy.

These are my favorite kinds of toys. They last forever, have endless possibilities, require creative thinking and spatial reasoning, and they’re educational without seeming “educational” to the kids. I give them a 10.

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Annie writes about life, motherhood, world issues, beautiful places, and anything else that tickles her brain. On good days, she enjoys juggling life with her husband and homeschooling her children. On bad days, she binges on chocolate chips and dreams of traveling the world alone.

Comments 1

  1. They had these at the Arizona Science Center. If I’d known what they were called, I would have bought them in a heartbeat. They’re awesome!

    BTW, love the Dawnbreakers in the background!

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