When You Give a Kid A Set of Blocks…

When You Give a Kid A Set of Blocks…You see just how creative they can be.  I love simple toys.  Scratch that, I believe in simple toys.  I see my daughter’s imagination fly when she sits down to a set of blocks, a blank page and crayon, a croquet set or a puzzle. I think that she learns to utilize her senses of touch, sight, coordination and imagination at an incredible speed when she’s not distracted by flashing lights or loud noises.  Furthermore, I think that challenging her allows her to learn in ways that she can’t with other “animated” toys (not that we don’t have any animated toys, I just prefer simple).  I love to watch her explore, create and defy reality as she draws a penguin with an umbrella or as she builds a bridge to Never Never Land.

We’ve hooked up with a wonderful toy company that seems to specialize in toys that let kids imaginations fly – Gifted Imaginations. They have an incredible selection of toys from many well-known brands such as Haba, Melissa & Doug, Plan, Beleduc (one of my favorites ever!), Manhattan Toys…

They recently sent over a set of some of the coolest blocks I’ve ever seen and they were a huge hit.  My daughter and husband sat with them for over an hour – Citiblocs.  My husband loves to build things and my daughter loves to do anything her father does, so they were an instant hit! Their simple design allowed the creative juices to flow. Her dad loved them so much, I really think these would make a great gift for adults as well!

Citiblocs are high quality wooden construction blocks which inspire both traditional building and modern design. The secret behind Citblocs is that every piece is exactly the same shape and size – measuring in inches approximately 1/4 inches thick x 1 inch wide x 4 1/2 inches long. Each block is precisely cut from Grade A Radiata Pine from certified renewable forests in New Zealand. Citiblocs Building requires no glue, no snaps, no connectors and no magnets: just gravity, balance and imagination.” Citiblocs are also winners of 14 Industry Awards!

So, now that they’ve become a late-night staple for daddy/daughter time, we’re giving you a shot to win a set of your very own!  In fact, Gifted Imaginations has been so generous – they’re now giving away 2 sets! Here’s what you can do to enter:

  • Follow Gifted Imaginations on twitter (@GiftedImagStore) and then tweet “@Birminghammommy is giving away a set of Citiblocs from @GiftedImagStore!)  After that, come back here and comment letting us know you followed and tweeted.  – That’s it! You’re entered!  You’ll love all the sweet specials they post to their twitter fans – you’ll never miss another 30% off sale again (yeah – 30%!)

For an extra entry you can do the following:

  • Subscribe to the Gifted Imaginations newsletter – found here (lower left) – and don’t forget to come back here and tell us you subscribed so you’re entered again!

The giveaway runs until Sunday, March 7th at 11:59 pm.  Good luck to everyone, and in the meantime, visit the store – you won’t be disappointed in the selection!  Winners will be chosen using  First two numbers drawn will determine winning entries.

About Gifted Imaginations
The Gifted Imaginations team is dedicated and passionate about finding high quality, unique, educational toys, books and children’s clothing for the best prices. At Gifted Imaginations you’ll find cool, fun, imaginative, exciting educational toys from some of the best selections of manufacturers such as HABA, Plan Toys, Kaloo, Kathe Kruse, Melissa and Doug, Crocodile Creek and Alex just to name a few. From wooden blocks to puzzles to backpacks, dolls, cars, and games – these are not the kinds of toys you’ll find in your local department store. In addition to these unique finds, Gifted Imaginations also carries eco friendly and fun children’s clothing such as Life is Good, Green Label and BioMe5. Please also visit our companion store which hosts the full line of wonderful Usborne Books ( You can also find them on Facebook!

*the item reviewed was provided entirely by the above company. The winner will also be provided with a set of blocks from the above company*

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