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How Sound Blocks Help Babies and Toddlers

HOW SOUND BLOCKS HELP BABIES AND TODDLERS

Sound blocks a wonderful sensory toy. Not only are they great for babies, but toddlers love them as well.

  • They help with shape and color recognition.
  • They encourage hand and eye coordination.
  • Sound blocks are excellent for improving visual perception.
  • They help develop the senses of touch, hearing and vision.
  • Sound blocks can also be used with sunlight to create colorful shadows!
  • It’s a versatile toy that can even be used for beginner stacking and building.
  • We also love sound blocks because they  look so beautiful on a window sill.

Even though she is older now, Adèle still enjoys playing with her sound blocks. Here are some for you to consider as well:

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  1. Wonderworld Rainbow Sound Blocks Whenever possible, we try to buy natural, non-toxic, organic things. When Adèle was a baby, this was even more true as she was putting everything in the mouth. I chose these sounds blocks for her because they are made from environmentally friendly wood, use non-toxic paints, dyes, and lacquers and do not contain formaldehyde glue. After two years of use, despite being thrown and tossed around, they do not even have a scratch on them. Each piece is of a different transparent color and they are fun to look through. It’s a great tool to teach shapes and colors. Each piece makes a different sound and can be used as rattles as well. The box creates an extra interesting challenge because the child has to figure out how to lift it and how to drop the pieces back inside. It might seem useless, but I think it’s a great addition which helps teach toddlers how to put things back in their place. Furthermore, it also serves as a stacking and building toy. There aren’t enough pieces to make something big, but definitely enough as a first building set. An all around great educational toy which will last. It’s also perfect for Montessori families.
  2. Exciting Rainbow Blocks 16  wooden blocks with colored windows and sand, beads, water and sparkles inside.
  3. Wonderworld First Sound Blocks Hollow wood with beads inside which make different sounds and are great for stacking and building. These blocks are made from Environmentally Friendly Rubberwood, use Non-Toxic Paints, Dyes & Lacquers and do not contain Formaldehyde Glue.
  4. HABA Discovery Blocks 6 blocks with different surfaces and sounds. In comparison with other ones, they are not as versatile.
  5. Wonderworld Wonder Sensory Blocks Like other Wonderworld sound blocks, these are also made from durable, Environmentally Friendly Rubberwood, use Non-Toxic Paints, Dyes & Lacquers and do not contain Formaldehyde Glue. The blocks have different textures inside. A nice addition is that they come with a mirror which is especially great for babies. They are also diamond shape which make stacking and building more challenging and interesting. Transparent colors will help your child learn about color “mixing.”
  6. Guidecraft Crystal Bead Rainbow Blocks Set 8 blocks made from rubberwood.
  7. Guidecraft Rainbow Blocks Set 10 blocks made from rubberwood. These ones do not make sounds, but would be a good addition to Guidecraft sound block sets #6 or #9.
  8. Guidecraft Rainbow Blocks Set 30 pieces made from rubberwood. These ones do not make sounds, but would also be a good addition to Guidecraft sound block sets #6 or #9.
  9. Guidecraft Sand Rainbow Blocks Set 8 blocks made from rubberwood with sand inside.

Which sound blocks are your favorites?

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