Monday, 15 April 2013

Plan Toys Fairy Tale Blocks


Fairy Tale Playset, fairy tale wooden toys, princess construction blocks

















Both my children are very into construction and imagination play, and even though Clay isn't 2 yet, he has stopped his destruction (he used to upset Abby a lot by pushing her playsets and constructions around) and started to pretend play!

When the sample Fairy Tale Blocks from Plan Toys has arrived, both of them were really eager to open the box. "Not until after the pictures!" I said. Which wasn't easy to take with the 2 of them pushing through impatiently while I tried to build up the castle.


Fairy Tale Playset, fairy tale wooden toys, princess construction blocks








Fairy Tale Playset, fairy tale wooden toys, princess construction blocks












The Fairy Tale Blocks has included enough blocks for 4 towers, a carriage with 2 horses and a Prince and Princess. We love construction blocks because you can change your playset in any way you like it. It definitely encourage creativity and imagination play.

These blocks are eco-friendly down to the glue, and both me and hubby were really impressed with the Planwood blocks they made by compressing wood dusts together, which is a by-product from manufacturing the other organic rubberwood blocks. They have minimised the waste and maximised the usage of the rubberwood. I imagine that it's also much easier to dye the wood dust before compressing them together into solid blocks, which I think has a lovely pattern, making the playset much prettier than just plain solid blocks all the way through.


Fairy Tale Playset, fairy tale wooden toys, princess construction blocks











When I finally let the kids loose on the blocks, they were playing really nicely together and within a short time Abby has finished building her own castle, which Clay left alone! They did some imagination play before building something else again and went on and on until lunch.

Overall we were really impressed, and the kids had fun playing with it. You can buy the Fairy Tale Blocks or their other blocks set from all good toy stores as well as from Amazon UK (£21.99 with free delivery for the Fairy Tale Blocks).


Disclosure: We were sent the above toy to review; all opinions are honest and our own