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HABA Technics Wooden Blocks Review

Until my son opened up our new set of HABA Technics Wooden Blocks, he did not gravitate towards block play.  Now, he will not stop creating and playing with his HABA Technics Wooden Blocks and Vehicles!  We all could not be more impressed with this creative set of blocks!!  These little well-constructed blocks and genius interlocking pieces were made just for boys and girls like my son.  First, he wants his creations to move!  And second, he wants his creations to stay together!  HABA has thought of everything with this set and it has provided hours of quality play time.

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Specializing in wood-crafted toys for young children, HABA is a German company dedicated to excellence.  HABA toys foster creativity and motor development as they inspire creative learning and play.  HABA Technics Blocks have changed what it means to have block play and they have inspired my children to become their own engineers and inventors.

HABA blocks are eco-conscious and made from beautiful beech wood and non-toxic water based paint.  HABA Technics Wooden Blocks are a perfect playtime activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids alike!  The older the child, the more challenging they can make their playtime.  An informative guide is included in all sets of Technics Blocks, and while it is not written in English, the vibrant pictures make the many options for building self-explanatory.

{HABA Technics Blocks are recommended for ages three and up, so ensure your child is supervised at all times due to possible chocking hazards.}

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His smile while racing his new HABA Technics Wooden Blocks was priceless.  This boy loves fast cars, and HABA definitely delivers.  The move and they stay together.  He is one happy boy!the best blocks for kids - haba blocks review

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This set of blocks has become our favorite, by far.  They are the best blocks for kids, and I could not recommend them more highly!!  I was given the Basic Vehicles Set and the Basic Pack Statics to review from HABA.  HABA currently has four sets of Technics Wooden Blocks available.

Here is what is included in the the Technics Wooden Blocks Basic Vehicles Set.

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And here is what is included in the Building Blocks Technics Basic Pack Statics.  {I must note that I did not have the cute little flag for our picture — the kids had been using it for some other pretend play, and we found it later after this picture was taken!  They love the little flag and I think I’ll have to try to sew them a few more!}

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As you can see, there are so many options for play time with either set.  It depends what your child is interested in.  I would first recommend the Vehicles Set because my son loves creating things that move.  These incredibly well-designed and creative wheels are, to us, the foundation of this set’s engineering and design-oriented learning.  The child becomes the builder!!  They learn about spatial awareness, balance, coordinations, and abstract thinking while playing with Technics Blocks.

DSC05092This creation was very exciting for John to discover — through play he is learning about aerodynamics!  As he pushed the “helicopter,” the wheels caused the propellers to spin!  These green pieces can become propellers, a pulley system, or can interlock two wheel sets together!  You can also add rubber bands to expand the pulley system for older children.DSC05124DSC05135

Incredible lessons about balance and concentration can be taught with HABA blocks.  Here, my son has made a “remote controlled garbage truck”.  I love that these help his imagination go wild, as he thinks of it, he can easily create it.  Not many toys have that ability.

haba1-001 Learning how to interlock the pieces by himself.  It ta little practice, but with a little patience and perseverance, he realized he can do it himself!  Oh the possibilities!haba4-001

Here is a lesson in balance, the “leaf blower” swung off of the other wheels to make an even higher-powered leaf blowing capability.  On the right is our snow plow, a simple small world with cotton balls and our Arctic animals.haba5-001

My daughter was more interested in simply stacking the blocks.  She began to try to interlock the blocks, and even did a couple by herself, so at two, she is able to teach her little hands, and fine motor skills, to create and build and learn.  I love watching her stack the blocks.  They are sturdy enough that she could confidently create towers all by herself.  She kept stacking and stacking, over and over.  She is learning about balance, concentration, shapes, and using her fine motor skills!

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We have also enjoyed including some of our little people in our pretend play.  We found some Lego Duplo people who have enjoyed rides on a homemade slide, a fuel truck, as well as climbing cranes and skyscrapers.  You can incorporate these blocks into play with sets of people that your children already regularly play with!
the best blocks for kids - haba blocks review Our Lego men are hitching a ride on the fuel truck.  Here, I showed John that he can interlock two blocks underneath using the little green pieces.  You can make a train with your blocks, or hitch a boat to your truck too!!the best blocks for kids - haba blocks review

My son was not been a huge fan of “playing with blocks” until he began playing with HABA Technics Wooden Blocks.  I have seen his concentration and his pretend play positively increase.  It is a joy to watch him play and I know he and his sister will love them for years to come.

If I want the children to have an hour+ of constructive, open-ended play and learning time, all I have to do is take out our big tub of HABA blocks!!  I could not be happier with this set, and I highly recommend HABA Technics Wooden Blocks as a gift for any aged child.

I was given the Technics Wooden Blocks Basic Vehicles Set and the Building Blocks Technics Basic Pack Statics from HABA to review.  Opinions shared will always be my own; please see my full disclosure policy here.

 

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8 Comments

  1. oh theses look great! My son doesn’t play with his blocks and this might just do the trick! I’ll be adding these to our wish list!

  2. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love that they are wooden and that you can add wheels and put them together anyway you want! My kids would love these!!

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