Review: Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Sets
Five Word Review: Easy Play, Beautiful, Socially Conscious
I discovered these beautiful and simple wooden blocks while browsing at Sprout San Francisco on my lunch break. I noticed they were magnetic and that changed everything. In general, wooden toys are beautiful but seemingly useless as the small babies who find them interesting aren’t advanced enough to stack them and by the time kids can stack and build them… they are onto other toys. The magnets help both tiny babes and imaginative elementary-schoolers alike play with the blocks successfully.
I found out that Tegu is a toy company that is a for-profit company that is based in Honduras. “By paying our employees a living wage and prioritizing long-term career growth and development rather than simple task-based jobs, Tegu is bringing world-class employment standards to Central America” (Tegu.com).
The idea is great but how are Tegu toys to actually play with? Cohen is 6 months and he finds them very interactive and easy to play with. They are beautiful enough to display, but the most important part is that kids will actually want to play with them. We got their pocket set and love to keep it in the diaper bag for entertainment when we’re on the go. Cohen received the train and Magnetic Floating Stacker for Christmas and loves to play with them both! I know he will continue to use these toys for years through when he is older and can engage in more imaginative play. Overall I would encourage anyone with a baby or child to check out the Tegu collection!
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