mega bloks construction

When I was a kid, I loved playing with blocks. I built all sorts of spaceships, buildings and parks. I wasn't too big on dolls and I might have been a bit of a tomboy. Honestly, a lot of the girly stuff mystifies me. I don't like the color pink and I've chopped the hair off a number of Barbies in my day. I did try to take ballet classes for awhile, but I was ridiculously tall compared to all the other girls and looked like an awkward stork in my tutu.

So to be honest, I breathed a small sigh of relief when Some Boy came out…well…a boy. I get to play with all of his fun toys! They've only gotten more awesome in the last twenty-something years. We never had anything with this much detail. As far as blocks, we had the basic block sets and a few little people who I'm pretty sure didn't even have faces. It definitely helped develop the imagination, but most kids were over it by the age of 6 or 7 when they started noticing the lack of detail. With these Mega Blok sets, older children can build entire towns and operate machines with intricate pieces like lights and wheels.

My favorite part about the Mega Bloks sets is that they display people in community jobs like firefighting or policing. You can get your kids a set that features a job that their mom, grandpa or a favorite uncle has and help strengthen that connection. It can prompt questions about their responsibilities and start new discussions. I love toys that encourage children to become more curious about the world around them.

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This post is sponsored by Mega Bloks. All opinions are my own.