Pop-Onz Pop 'N Spin Jungle Block Bucketby Jenna Bayley-Burke
Babies seem to grow up faster when they have an older sibling. My youngest has been trying to get his tiny fingers around his brother's building blocks since he started rolling. I actually think getting his hands on his brother's stuff is why he decided to become mobile. He wants to be able to stack the blocks and build things the way his big brother does. His one-year-old mind is determined to build a tower or a car, but his one-year-old fingers can't quite make it happen, at least not with ordinary blocks.
Luckily Fisher Price has developed Pop-Onz, building blocks large enough to not be considered a choking hazard, and easy enough so that even the smallest fingers can link them together. The toy is designed for kids 1 1/2 and up, but the dexterous 9 month old down the street had no problem ripping them away from my son and stacking them up. Kids can build on top of the jungle island or use the blue ocean piece from the inside. They also like to close the top and shove the toys inside, over the waterfall.
The bucket is designed to look like a jungle island. All of the blocks stow neatly inside. Self-contained toys like this are a cluttered parents dream, and make the toy easily transportable to Grandma's house.
The blocks are adorable. Taking full advantage of the island theme of the Jungle Block Bucket some blocks are shaped like a monkey, lion, bird, and boat. Seven stackable blocks and three animal blocks are included with the set. The rounded peg design makes them easy to stack for even the littlest fingers. The cool designs help older children develop a story to go along with younger siblings play.