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Alphabet Nesting & Stacking Cardboard Blocks

by Melissa & Doug
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
Price: 14.10
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  • Building developmental skills is simple with our wide selection of blocks.
  • Promote motor skills and creative development with cardboard and wooden blocks.
  • Teach animal, letter and number recognition with ABC and nesting blocks.
  • 178 mm x 165 mm x 165 mm
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight658 g
Product Dimensions14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm
Batteries:2782 Lithium ion batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:24 months - 6 years
Item model number2782
Main Language(s)English, English original, English published
Number of Puzzle Pieces10
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 71,858 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight898 g
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Date First Available20 Feb 2008

Product Description

Product Description

Brightly coloured animals and familiar objects illustrate the letters of the alphabet on these cardboard blocks. Nested, the ten vibrant blocks fit into the included carrying case. Stacked, they form a tower nearly three feet high!

Product Description

Our durable blocks allow children to experience constructive play at its best!

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3.0 out of 5 stars ok 25 Mar 2013
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blocks are ok ,sturdy but woldnt last forever like wooden ones . they are good older kis rather than younger
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  244 reviews
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Toddler Toy 20 Nov 2007
By Kissing Hands for Two - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
My daughter has enjoyed this cardboard block set. She enjoys the blocks because they stack tall, unlike her smaller plastic building blocks, which do not stand well on the carpeting. She often builds up the blocks, knocks them over, and starts over again.

She does not care about the pictures on the blocks, but she recognizes the letters, which are all written uppercase. Some of the blocks are difficult for a toddler to associate the picture with the letter (e.g. a rabbit with a rose for the letter "R," but most toddlers would see a bunny with a flower).

I have used the blocks for other games, such as "Memory" by hiding smaller objects (such a sock or paper) under the blocks and asking her to remember which object is under which block.

I would recommend this product for children aged two-years and older. The cardboard blocks could easily be damaged by a younger child, rendering the blocks unstackable.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really cute block set! 4 Oct 2006
By Nicole Renee - Published on Amazon.com
I got this alphabet block set for my 16-month old daughter (even though the suggested age is 2+). She enjoys nesting toys in general, so I knew she'd like these. She also likes stacking the blocks up, and then knocking them over. When all stacked together, the blocks stand taller than her (she's about 31 inches). I'm sure when she gets older, she'll be able to use this toy to help her with learning the alphabet. Right now, it's all about the stacking and nesting. These blocks are very colorful and I'm sure she'll use them for a long time! Melissa & Doug did a great job with this one! These are different than other blocks - and the only storage space needed is for the largest block - all of them fit inside!
37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not melissa and doug quality 24 Nov 2008
By kelsey - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I love Melissa and Doug products, which is why I bought this w/o a second guess. I actually returned this due to the fact that it's made out of cardboard. I have a 2 year old, and a 6month old. I don't know about you.. but cardboard would not last in our house more than a week, my 2 year old would step, or fall and put a heavier toy on it, and crush it. and the 6month old will eat the edges, and I'm not sure I want her with cardboard mush in her mouth! however the WOOD version they have of these in AWESOME!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Love Melissa and Doug; Think these are trash! 17 Feb 2011
By momof2 - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The toys usually are well made; these blocks are not! Spend a little more and get the wooden blocks they make with animals. If you want them for the alphabet get the regular blocks. These are poorly made of a thin cardboard wrapped in a sticker that has the printing and is meant to hold them together. They are VERY easily broken and came new with defects where the sticker didn't cover corners. I have two daughters that have many Melissa and Doug toys. I love all the other toys from them as do my girls.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Blocks! 27 Aug 2008
By J. Clarkson - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We have had these blocks for a year at least, and my son has spent much time stacking them and, his favorite, knocking them down. He is 2.5 now. The pictures are wonderful, and each drawing has at least two items beginning with the letter that it illustrates. For example, there is a cow with a cake that has candles on it, an alligator with an apple, a penguin wearing pearls and carrying a purse, etc. I have even enjoyed trying to find everything in a picture that starts with the letter.

I would definitely purchase these blocks again. They all fit into a box with a handle for carrying around.

The only downside is that they are not especially durable, being made of cardboard. The edges are worn and some of the pictures are peeling. But I just tape them down. My son doesn't care!

I do think we will continue to use these blocks to learn the alphabet for a long time to come; as long as they last.
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