Love these blocks. Teach children to spell, sequence, and stack; sort, build, and match. 28 blocks featuring four full alphabets, colorful numbers, math symbols, plus a menagerie of hand crafted animals. Detailed embossing on two sides of each block
These blocks have a simple origin story -- with a surprising twist. In 1983, William Bultman felt shocked and dismayed when he learned no one in the USA seemed to be making wood blocks for children anymore. He began hand-manufacturing classic wood alphabet blocks in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He called his company "Uncle Goose". Today, Bultman's son Pete runs the company his father started.
Simple origins. Now here's the surprise twist:
Uncle Goose Classic ABC blocks are still hand-manufactured in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And to this day, these blocks are the only Classic ABC blocks that are still 100% hand-made in the USA. If you know of another toy company that still does this, let us know. It's getting hard for us to believe this could still be true, after all these years.
- 28 - 1.75 inch basswood cubes (44 mm)
- Printed using child-safe inks
- Handmade in the USA
- Ages 2+
Wonderfully madeI love these blocks for my son. They are made of excellent quality.
Excellent Quality BlocksThis was our first purchase at Westcoast Kids and won’t be our last.
These blocks were our third attempt to buy quality alphabet blocks for our toddler. The first two brands we tried (via Amazon) were made in China by what appeared to be a very dull saw blade and the cheapest paint possible (flaked off within days).
In contrast, these blocks are VERY high quality; they are what I remember having as a kid and exactly what I was looking for. Our toddler took to them immediately.
The downside is that they are expensive, but you get what you pay for in this case.
There is a card in the box that says these are an heirloom item, meant to be passed on to the next generation. I thought that was a nice touch.
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