My son is at the age where he loves to build, build, build and then knock it down and make a mess. We recently pulled out the huge bag of Mega Bloks he got for his birthday last year and all he wants to do is build things and then take it apart to build something new. I am fascinated by the things he thinks of building and how his attention span is held for more than three minutes - especially at the age of almost three! It is also great motor skill practice for his little working hands.
I recently had the opportunity to review the Mega Bloks's First Builders Firetruck and I knew this would be perfect for Cohen. You would have thought Christmas came early in our house when that package showed up! Cohen kept jumping up and down telling me to "Open it Mom! Open it!" The second I was able to get the Mega Bloks Firetruck out of the box he was off on a building adventure! Cohen started stacking the blocks to make buildings and then he'd build up on the truck. He was working so nicely independently and it was great seeing him work on his problem solving skills as he tried fitting the blocks together one by one. A feature that Cohen really loves about this Mega Bloks First Builders Firetruck is the ladder that he can move up, down and side to side. He really enjoys creating buildings up to the ladder or even building off it it to see how high he can make his tower.
Another great things about this Mega Bloks Firetruck is the fact that the blocks are stored right in the truck itself! It makes for super easy and fun clean up plus Cohen always knows where he can find his blocks. Anything that makes clean up quick and easy get the mom approval from me!
The Mega Bloks Firetruck also comes with a little firefighter, which Cohen has thoroughly enjoyed creating structures for and using him to knock them down. The little firefighter is super cute and can be placed to fit on one of the blocks or there is a place for him to drive the firetruck at the very front. I get a real kick out of watching Cohen drive his firetruck around with his firefighter at the front, all while he making the siren noise with his little sweet voice.
Mega Bloks offers a variety of First Builders products that are perfect for children ages one to five. Many of the products are also gender specific so you are sure to find the perfect gift for any child, boy or girl, in this age range. Mega Bloks offers hours of playtime for you and your little one to enjoy as well as quality products that are sure to withstand the rough and tough hands of busy toddlers. Whether it's a gift or just to encourage independent playtime for your own child, Mega Bloks First Builders Firetruck is sure to be a hit in your household.
For more information on the Mega Bloks First Builders Firetruck or another Mega Bloks product, visit their website. Mega Bloks products can also be found at your local retailer, such as Targer or Walmart.
This product review was made possible by Mega Bloks. I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample. All opinions are 100% mine.