October 25, 2009
ECOHUDDLE- CITIBLOCS ORIGINAL WOODEN BUILDING BLOCK SET
Non-toxic building fun with CitiBlocs
CitiBlocs are super fun and have many eco-pros PLUS are so affordable.
Seriously, any family can afford a set, which is nice since so many ecotoys
Finding non-plastic eco-friendly building toys that meet my son's crazy
high building standards is difficult. He loves Legos and K'nex but I don't
love the plastic issues. CitiBlocs solves this issue. CitiBlocs are
precision-cut wooden building blocks that are lightweight and since
they're all identical in size and shape they require super thinking to build
with. They also do not require glue, snaps, or connectors. Instead
designs work based on gravity, balance, and imagination.
Eco-Design: Citiblocs are made of Grade A New Zealand
Radiata Pine and are certified 100% non-toxic, complying
with ASTM F963-03 and CPSIA as well as European
Standards for Safety. CitiBlocs are untreated and are stained
with water-based colors. They come in natural wood color or
red and blue.
Educational Pros: CitiBlocs really make you think. The
quality and stability of your design relies on your child's
ability to figure out how to stack, form and balance these
blocks into a particular shape. CitiBlocs can even be used as
an advanced educational tool - you can download the FREE
Citiblocs Education Guide (pdf).
CitiBlocs are real fun for the whole family. They're supposed to be for ages 3 years+ and Cedar loved them.
He made all sorts of cool structures - towers, trucks, a basket with a handle, a solar powered library and
more. I liked them too which was a perk since adults usually end up playing with their kids toys with their
One of the best things about CitiBlocs is that this is a green toy option that every family can afford. A starter
set of 52 planks starts at just $15.
Cedar got frustrated a few times because CitiBlocs can be sort of hard to build with. He'd think of a design
and it wouldn't work out as planned. I suggest that parents spend some time building with their kids and you
can discuss design and shapes and so on.
My son and me would highly suggest this toy as a gift. After getting them, Cedar wanted to save up his own
money for a larger set, which to me says "Great toy!"