BeginAgain Buddy Blocks Giveaway

Sunday, October 28, 2012

 As the mother of a wild and crazy two year old, I am constantly on the lookout for games and toys that will keep my son busy.  And by busy I mean playing with something for at least 3 minutes.  Coco is all boy so anything with trucks or building is right up his alley.  I recently came across this super cute website, BeginAgain.  They offer a variety toys for all ages based on the ideas of Benjamin Barlowe.  Barlowe believed that children engage in five distinct levels of play and toys should be created to promote imaginations and creative play.  BeginAgain toys are made from natural materials and don't contain electronics or require batteries.  They're the good old fashioned fun toys that we all grew up with before the video game trend!

BeginAgain has created their line of toys based around "A WISH" that promotes well balanced play:
 A - is for the artist. Creative artistic play develops imagination and gives a sense of the world we live in. This is where you can find creative arts, music toys, and more.
W - is for the writer. Children are natural storytellers and these toys help develop communication and confidence. Here you can find role play and character playsets.
I - is for the inventor. The Inventor loves to learn, explore, and build. Find learning games, exploration kits, construction, and science fun here.
S - is for the sportster. Exercise for the body is important of all kids. Here you can find outdoor toys, sporting games, ride-ons, and more.
H - is for the hero. Kids love to save the day. This category is all about heros, adventures, action figures, and wheels fun.
 B - is for the beginner. The toys for beginners help with fine motor skills like grabbing, stacking, and pushing for our next generation of inventors!

 As I was browsing this site, I came across these adorable Buddy Blocks.  These wooden blocks are the perfect size for tiny toddler hands yet not small enough for the mouths.  Your toddler can place them in the little box to create different animals.  Plus there are only 4 blocks so you don't have to worry about keeping track of a million pieces!  My son is really into animals right now and had a blast with these blocks.  I'm not exaggerating when I say that his attention was held for a good 20 minutes with the Buddy Blocks.  For an active 2 year old boy - that's amazing!  Right now he's always asking me to make silly animals with his blocks, like the zebra head and giraffe body.  He even loves placing the blocks into the little box over and over again.  It's engaging yet encourages practice of young motor skills as well as critical thinking skills.

BeginAgain offers more than just Buddy Blocks!  Visit their site to check out their variety of toys that encourage a child's imagination as well as promote storytelling and creative play.  Toys should be about the craft of playing and nurturing a child's development - and that's what BeginAgain will offer for your little one.

Buy It:
Check out your local Whole Foods store to purchase your BeginAgain toys or visit BeginAgain's website to check out their line of toys for your little ones.. You can also find BeginAgain on Facebook.

Win It:
One (1) lucky reader will win your own set of Buddy Blocks. This giveaway is run via Rafflecopter. The more entries completed, the better your chances of winning! Open to US residents only.

 This product review was made possible by BeginAgain.  I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample. All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. My favorite childhood toy was a cake that you could stack, rearrange & decorate for different occasions.

  2. I loved games of all types.

  3. My favorite childhood toy was Barbies!

  4. Blocks! You just can't beat a good set of blocks!

  5. My favorite childhood toy was any type of book. I loved to "read" like my dad.

  6. i liked board games ans still do !!