One of our favorite toy companies has always been HABA. Through the years we’ve had the opportunity to review many of their products and have always found the toys to be well-made. That’s why we’re thrilled that HABA has just debuted their brand new consumer ecommerce and information site at www.HABAusa.com.
The site is very easy to navigate. You can narrow your search by age groups, price, category, and even awards received. You can also set-up an account and place things on a wishlist. This came in very handy since HABA has hundreds of products to choose from! However, if you prefer to see the actual product in person you can check out the “Store Locator” to find the nearest retailer.
Beyond shopping, this clever site educates parents, grandparents and favorite aunts about safety issues, product development, corporate philosophy and even an array of YouTube videos. There’s a spot for instant product registration for HABA’s swings and seesaw. A long list of environmental protection initiatives and descriptions of materials (timber, stain, fabric, plastics) are itemized in easy-to-follow paragraphs.
Courtesy of HABA
We recently had the opportunity to review the HABA Building Blocks Domino ($74.99).
What’s even better than building blocks? Building blocks that your child can interact with. This set came with the following pieces:
- 61 domino blocks
- 8 naturally colored wooden blocks
- 6 block clamps
- 2 wheel clamps
- 2 conveyor wheels
- 2 metal rods with eyelet
- 6 marbles
- Instruction booklet
Being that I’m not the most creative person, I was very grateful for the instruction booklet. It included easy-to-follow colored illustrations on how to build various designs.
It’s basically the study of motion . . . one block falls and it sets off a chain reaction. Just place the blocks within reach of each other in any design you can come up with. It’s that simple.
What’s really great about this set is that it also includes moving parts like wheels and ramps. The kids loved seeing the marbles roll down the ramp which gave the design a whole new dimension.
These blocks have to be one of the best made sets I’ve ever seen. The pieces are made from hard wood and have a heavier and sturdy feel to them. They have rounded edges and points which makes them safer for younger kids. And even if you don’t want to make a domino creation the kids can use the blocks for building fun.
So, if you’re looking for good quality blocks that will promote creativity and imagination, check out HABA Building Blocks Domino and the rest of the HABA building block sets.
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This post was written for HABA who provided the complimentary product for review and giveaway in exchange for this review.
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