My sister bought this ‘Tsumiki’ building block set for Ivy for Christmas and it has been completely commandeered by Marlow!! She loves taking off the magnetic top, picking out the little blocks one by one, and making little stacks and towers. She’s completely obsessed with it (if she wasn’t so cute, I would be so annoyed because I am constantly picking up the blocks and putting them carefully back into the house!).
The Tsumiki set consists of 41 coloured blocks made from eco-friendly beech wood. The magnetic cover comes off and goes back on easily to keep the blocks tidy, and it goes without saying that it’s an incredibly pretty toy! (It’s available from the lovely online shop, Carousel.)
On a side note, I find it interesting how some kids have such a passion for things so early on. Marlow has always loved emptying out containers and then putting things back in. She loves stacking and unstacking. She even loves taking the magnets off the fridge and then putting them back up again. (She is definitely my daughter, this one. I can already see her obsessive compulsive tendencies coming out!!) : )