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by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  November 30, 2022

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In this article I'll go through everything about playing with blocks, from the best block sets to buy, to some play tips and educational purposes, so read on.

Blocks stacked on a bed in a nursery

We enjoyed taking a closer look at a number of block games for you, see below what we have chosen for you!

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Cutest big block box: Goki 200-piece Cutest big block box: Goki 200-piece

 

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Best block cart: Small Foot Company Never Enough Caterpillar Best block cart: Small Foot Company Rupsje Nooitgenoeg

 

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Finest soft blocks: Johntoy Happy World Finest soft blocks: Johntoy soft blocks Happy World 6 pieces

 

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Best chariotMelissa & Doug Classic ABC / 123 Best Chariot: Melissa & Doug Classic ABC / 123

 

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Nicest block tower: Fisher-Price pile and leather Best block tower: Fisher-Price pile and leather

 

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Best wooden blocks set: Melissa & Doug building blocks 100 pieces Best wooden block set: Melissa & Doug building blocks 100 pcs

 

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Cutest blocks with letters: Jollein forest friends Best blocks with letters: Jollein forest friends

 

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Cutest block puzzleMiffy Best block puzzle: Miffy

 

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Stack the nicest blocksJabadabado stacking tower Stacking the best blocks: Jabadabado stacking tower

 

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Best block trainLittle Dutch Adventure BlueBest block train: Little Dutch Adventure Blue 

 

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Sturdy blocks of walkerStudio circus Nice blocks of walker: Studio circus

 

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Nice blocks of truck: Happy2Play Nice blocks of truck: Happy2Play

 

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Best block game for outsideClementoni plastic Best block game for outside: Clementoni plastic

 

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Best blocks with soundVigatoys Baby Blocks Best blocks with sound: Vigatoys Baby Blocks

 

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Best blocks of castleTooky ToysBest Blocks Castle Tooky Toy

 

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Best blocks gameHaba rainbow towerBest stacking blocks for in a playhouse: Haba Stacking Game Rainbow Tower

 

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Toy blocks buying guide

The best blocks to start with are open rather than those in sets to be used to construct a specific object.

There are many different types of blocks; we have seen the somewhat lighter plastic blocks and blocks of fabric, often suitable for the very little ones.

Large soft foam blocks of various shapes, sizes and colors are the safest for young toddlers learning to throw things.

Older toddlers will love a set of wooden blocks. Cardboard variants are also always a hit and you can make your own.

The wooden blocks are often a bit heavier, but there are also blocks of cardboard or ply wood that weigh a little less.

The slightly larger kids can often start with wooden blocks in different shapes, such as a block train or truck.

It is also good if there are letters and numbers on the blocks so that you can form words together with your toddler.

As your child grows, consider more complex sets like Duplo, but remember, these can be limiting and frustrating like beginner sets.

From what age can your child play with Duplo blocks?

DUPLO is toys for children from 18 months to 5 years, but best between 2 and 4 years. As your child gets older, they will understand more of what you can do with the blocks. It's an easy way for kids between these age groups to learn how to build without getting overwhelmed and confused by it more complicated toys like LEGO.

DUPLO has been a favorite of kids for decades.

Both boys and girls love to build their little worlds with the colorful blocks, stack them on top of each other to make towers or use them in other creative ways such as portraying different scenarios.

The only downside is that they can be difficult to cleanSo pay attention to parents!

Blocks are such an integral part of children's development – ​​it's impossible not to play with LEGO at some point as children get older.

Top 15 Block Toys

Cutest big block box: Goki 200-piece

Cutest big block box: Goki 200-piece

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Your child can actually build a real house with the Blokkendoos van Goki building blocks! This super fun set contains no less than 200 blocks in different shapes.

There are, among other things, blocks in the form of roofs and windows. Let your little one use his or her creativity to make diverse creations.

The set is made of blank wood and suitable for children from three years old. A beautiful and solid gift!

View the set here at V&D

Best block cart: Small Foot Company Rupsje Nooitgenoeg

Best block cart: Small Foot Company Rupsje Nooitgenoeg

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This one is really fun! The Rupsje Nooitgenoeg block cart with 22 colorful wooden blocks from the Small foot company brand. Which child does not know Caterpillar Nooitgenoeg now?

The caterpillar that always wanted to eat more to become a butterfly! This block walker is always a hit with the little ones.

In addition to building with the blocks, they can also learn to walk well with this cart. The cart contains 22 colorful blocks of wood.

Recommended for children from one year. Maybe something for your little one?

View it here at bol.com

Finest soft blocks: Johntoy Happy World

Finest soft blocks: Johntoy soft blocks Happy World 6 pieces

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The Johntoy soft blocks Happy World 6 pieces are super suitable for babies and toddlers. The blocks are wonderfully soft and therefore very safe to play with.

There are different images on all sides of the blocks, including some nice animals.

Your little one can stack them and learn words at the same time by naming the pictures! The soft blocks are made of fabric and feel comfortable in the small children's hands.

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Best Chariot: Melissa & Doug Classic ABC / 123

Best Chariot: Melissa & Doug Classic ABC / 123

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The Melissa & Doug Classic ABC / 123 Chariot can be pulled by your little one with a rope!

This sturdy wooden chariot contains thirty blocks with letters, numbers and other images.

Your child learns to stack, recognize colors and can thus learn the first letters and numbers! That will be hours of fun!

The colorful, wooden blocks are suitable for children from the age of two.

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Best block tower: Fisher-Price pile and leather

Best block tower: Fisher-Price pile and leather

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Nice this stacking and learning blocks from Fisher-Price. Is your baby ready for a new challenge?

Teach him or her to think logically by stacking the blocks from large to small with this colorful block set.

The five blocks all have a different size and color and there is something different on each side.

There are animals, familiar objects and dots to count on. The plastic blocks are suitable for babies from six months.

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Best wooden block set: Melissa & Doug building blocks 100 pcs

Boy plays with 100-piece Melissa & Doug wooden block set

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With Melissa & Doug wooden blocks you can build small things. A beautiful house or perhaps a beautiful castle, a fast train or a large car!

Let your little one use his or her imagination. The colorful, wooden blocks come in all shapes and colors.

The set is suitable for children from 18 months.

View this set here

Best blocks with letters: Jollein forest friends

Little girl plays with Jollein wooden blocks with letters in children's room

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The cheerful looking Jollein forest friends wooden block set is made of 100% plywood, so the blocks feel nice and light.

The package contains ten wooden blocks with prints of letters and animals. They can be cleaned with a damp cloth if you want to clean them.

Jollein Forest friends wooden blocks with letters

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Jollein products look very cute and are designed and produced with the best care and love. They are suitable for the little ones among us!

For sale here at Wehkamp

Best block puzzle: Miffy

Best block puzzle: Miffy

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The sympathetic Miffy Block Puzzle consists of six pieces. On each side is a different picture of Nijn.

Everyone loves her; Young and old are familiar with this sweet little rabbit. You may have played with her yourself when you were a kid!

Fun for your little one to puzzle and stack with; Up to six different puzzles can be made! Hours of fun!

The puzzle comes in a briefcase, which is nice to take with you.

View it here at Spelrijk

Stacking the best blocks: Jabadabado stacking tower

Super nice stacking tower with boxes

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The pastel colored stacking tower is a feast for the eyes! The set consists of five stackable blocks with the numbers one to five printed on it.

This way you can learn to count and recognize numbers. Each block is a house and nice animals live in it!

The largest cube with number five is the house for the horses and number four, the second largest, is for the cows. Let your child discover where all the animals live!

Jabadabado stack of blocks with squares

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A simple and educational way to learn to count and remember the names of the different animals.

The block set comes with two cows, two horses, two pigs, two sheep, a dog and a cat.

The set is made of wood and cardboard and the blocks feel light in the children's hands. Suitable for children from two years old.

Watch it here at ikbenzomooi

Best block train: Little Dutch Adventure Blue

Boy plays with the Little Dutch block train

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Nice say, this block train set! The Little Dutch Block train is a very cheerful train made of wood that your little one can put together in a different way every time.

The sturdy wood makes it a good toy that will last a very long time. The set is ideal for the fine motor development of your child.

The train consists of 17 parts in total and provides hours of fun.

Closeup of the Little Dutch block train

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The blocks of this cheerful train all have a different shape, so each wagon presents a new challenge for your little one. Recommended!

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Sturdy blocks of walker: Studio circus

Nice blocks of walker: Studio circus

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A cozy looking Studio circus walker (check out these top picks too!) to push forward! Cheerfully colored in mint green, white and yellow. There are letters and cute animals on the blocks.

The car is filled with wooden blocks and made of sustainable FSC wood.

Besides learning how to stack and recognize letters and colors, the walker ensures that your little one can take his first steps!

Suitable for children from one year.

Exclusively available here at Prénatal.

Nice blocks of truck: Happy2Play

Nice blocks of truck: Happy2Play

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The Block Truck with Blocks is a robust wooden truck. There are cheerful blue flowers painted on the sides of this car.

Your little one can unload, reload and drive the blocks! There are twelve differently shaped blocks in it, all beautifully brightly colored.

It is quite a challenge to rebuild the car properly after unloading. The truck is suitable for children from the age of three.

A very original and durable toy!

View it here at bol.com

Best block game for outside: Clementoni plastic

Best block game for outside: Clementoni plastic

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With Clementoni plastic blocks junior 24 pieces, your child will certainly make the most beautiful creations!

The blocks have a round shape and fit well in children's hands. Your little one can build beautiful towers with these colored blocks!

The plastic material of the blocks is washable, non-toxic and lightly scented.

They come in a handy transparent bag, where you can tidy them up after use. Suitable for children from six months to two years.

View them here at Blokker

Best blocks with sound: Vigatoys Baby Blocks

Best blocks with sound: Vigatoys Baby Blocks

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The Vigatoys Baby Blocks with Sound set is great for your little one! Any blok make another sound.

The wooden block set has a unique look; Original shapes with beautiful colors and beautiful motifs. All corners and sides of the blocks are neatly rounded.

This set with twelve blocks will certainly stimulate the creativity of your little one and guarantees hours of fun!

A beautiful gift that will be received with enthusiasm by your child. Suitable for kids from nine months.

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Best Castle Blocks: Tooky Toy

Tooky toy knight blocks castle

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The wooden block castle from Tooky Toy is a very original block set! The shapes are whimsical and different from the standard blocks, but that makes them even more fun!

Your child can let his or her imagination run wild by playing with these blocks. The castle can be built in many different ways.

In addition to the blocks, the set also has wooden knights (always fun for kids!) and a dragon and is suitable for children from two years.

View it here at bol.com

Best blocks game: Haba rainbow tower

Haba stacking game rainbow

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If you are looking for something more challenging for your child, this stacking game is from Heat certainly a nice option. The tower must be built in the correct order to remain standing, so it can be a fun addition to other block toys.

Check the latest prices here

Conclusion

We have seen many beautiful sets, each with its own development goal. Hopefully the right blocks for your child are also included.

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.