Blocks for Toddlers

Habatown Blocks

Sale Price : $39.99

Welcome to HABAtown!

This colorful block set of 25 different blocks encourages creativity and recognizing colors and shapes. As the city planner, your child must design this booming municipality.

Children begin building little houses and move up to crafting city skylines. A little car and driver can be taken for a ride through the city to see the trees and landscapes built. The HABAtown magnetic tractor and cart is a nice compliment, sold separately.

Eco-friendly, made from beech wood from sustainable forests, then treated with a non-toxic, water-based stain.

: Box 
12.2" x 11.9" x 3.3"
AGE: 12 mos.+

Forest Stewardship  Eco-friendly  Early STEM

Developmental Value

Why do so many classrooms have a large set of blocks? Because blocks are one of the most flexible toys that provide learning for underlying fundamental brain power. Many consider them to be the first true set for STEM learning.

When considering a build of any sort, children initiate planning and problem-solving skills. Problem-solving activity develops cross-brain thinking skills. Effective problem solving requires a mixture of both logic (left-brain activity) and creative (right-brain activity) thinking. Good problem solvers switch from one set of skills to the other. This is not always easy but becomes easier with problem-solving practice.

  • Logic (analytic) thinking develops through ordering the pieces, comparing them, contrasting them, evaluating them and selecting the correct pieceThe child must select the best alternative from the options available by narrowing down the range of possibilities.

  • Creative thinking is developed when a piece doesn't fit because the child must consider a broader set of solving options such as manipulating the piece, flipping the piece, considering the alphabet order, or solving surrounding pieces.

When considering a building challenge, children draw on imagination or mental image forming in the mind. Working with friends, a child may build something another child imagines, helping build something he never considered.

There are strong mathematical fundamentals at play such as length, measurement, comparison, number, estimation, symmetry, and balance.

There are strong science and engineering fundamentals at play when children test hypotheses and build scientific reasoning in construction.

Social skills are bolstered as children learn to share materials, develop new friendships, take turns, stay focused, cooperate with others, all leading to the development of self-esteem.


HABA is a family-owned German firm making children's toys for over 75 years. The design team at HABA is committed to safety, sustainability, and quality. Their design team develops over 250 new ideas each year.

They focus on natural toys with maple and beech wood as a central focus. HABA has received numerous awards and recognitions each year in its product collection. Over time, they have been recognized by at least 45 industry, governmental and parenting organizations.

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