Wooden Alphabet Blocks - A look at some of the types available

May 10 08:15 2010 Ian Harris Print This Article

Wooden alphabet blocks or abc blocks as they are also known can add an extra dimension to the already versatile wooden block toy.

Wooden building blocks and bricks are a classic learning toy that can be appreciated and played with by a baby,Guest Posting toddler or pre-school child. Toy blocks do not have a set way of playing with them, it is up to the child or children to use their imagination and be creative.


Wooden alphabet blocks or abc blocks as they are also known can add an extra dimension to the already versatile wooden block. A set of alphabet blocks have letters of the alphabet and numbers printed sometimes upper case, sometimes lower or a mixture of both as well as numerals and mathematical signs on occasions. This element makes them into an invaluable learning toy that can be used by an adult to teach about characters of the alphabet, phonetics and simple word creation; as well as numbers and simple maths.


Below are a variety of wooden block sets that might be considered with a list of their features and descriptions from a number of manufacturers.


Pintoy Wooden Alphabet & Number Blocks


Features

  • 24 assorted coloured chunky wooden blocks
  • Each side is printed with a number or lower case letters
  • The font style is used in many educational settings
  • The blocks can be used to stack and make different shapes and structures
  • Plus encourage development of literacy and numeracy whilst having fun
  • 24 coloured wooden alphabet and number blocks.
  • Printed in lower case Sassoon font. 
  • Each blocks measures 45mm squared
  • Suitable for ages 18 months+

Product Description

A set of 24 coloured abc blocks (each 45 mm square), illustrated with the letters of the alphabet in lower case, numbers 1-10 and arithmetical signs. Use to help your child with early learning through play. A booklet explaining the early stages of learning to read is included. 18 Months+ very hardwearing and bright. Lettering similar to those used in many books for children.



I'm Toy Alphabet Blocks


Features

  • 30 Blocks
  • Upper and lower case lettering as well as numbers
  • Added functions: see below
  • High quality finish
  • Made from sustainable Rubberwood
  • Each block measures 50mm squared
  • Suitable for ages 12 months+

Product Description

A set of 30 colourful alphabet blocks, of which ten are function - plus blocks. Children can learn lower case & upper case lettering, stacking, and explore the different learning functions: mirror, bead rattle, stick rattle, bell, kaleidoscope, hard & glossy texture, soft and matt texture, spinning motion pictures & clear colored viewer. Larger than many other block sets.



Uncle Goose Upper / Lower Case ABC Blocks


Features

  • 14 high quality blocks
  • Hand-crafted with child-safe inks
  • Each side is printed with a letter and extra vowels
  • Printed with uppercase and lowercase characters
  • Made of basswood
  • Each block measures 45mm squared
  • Suitable for ages 3 years+

Product Description

A perfect starter set. Fourteen blocks with big, bold lettering and bright colors to match. One complete embossed uppercase alphabet and one complete printed lowercase alphabet with some extra vowels thrown in for name spelling.



Melissa & Doug Wooden abc 123 Blocks


Features

  • 50 traditionally styled alphabet blocks
  • Hand-painted artwork
  • Colourful collection of pictures, letters and numbers for recognition, matching, stacking and sorting
  • Fabric bag is provided for storage
  • Each block measures 25mm squared

Product Description

Set of 50 traditionally styled alphabet blocks with hand-painted artwork. Featuring solid wood blocks with a colourful collection of pictures, letters and numbers for recognition, matching, stacking and sorting. A tremendous value that will last for years. Conveniently stores in an included pouch.



Wonderworld ABC Touchy Blocks


Features

  • Wooden alphabet blocks have wide variety of letters, colors and pictures on all sides
  • Textured surface of each block lets kids touch and feel letter shape, enhancing learning value
  • Great for both construction and educational purposes
  • Fabric bag is provided for storage
  • Suitable for ages 3 years+
  • Made from environmentally friendly rubberwood and non-toxic water-based paints

Product Description

An all-time classic: alphabet blocks that best accompanies children as they start to learn about letters and words. The textured surface on each block will allow them to touch and feel the letter shape, adding to learning value. Fabric bag is provided.

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Ian Harris
Ian Harris

I Harris writes about wooden toys including abc blocks and is the director of Jack Ted and Dolly Ltd.

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