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3 Inch Natural Wood Toy Building Block / Cube 3 Inch Size Qty 15 Made in USA

Current Price:37.50 USD
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Toy Building Blocks - 3 Inch Cubes - Quantity of 15 Pieces
This Product is Shipped with Rounded Edges and Corners // Optional - You can Request Squared Edges and Corners


Not painted - not stained - not varnished

Cubes Shown in Photo Is a Stock Photo.  Actual pieces will show different wood grain and may
show knots, depending on the section of wood that the cube is made from.
Material: Pine (Douglas Fir)

Buyer will receive wood blocks of similar appearance and some blocks will likely show knots or other wood grain features.
These wood blocks are hand made, and sanding and smoothing may result in slight differences in size  +/- 16th of an inch

These stacking blocks are sanded on all surfaces, smooth-rounded corners and no sharp edges, free of splinters.
My nephew has toy blocks like these, he loves them, hours of fun, and he is about age 2
All wood pieces are natural smoothly sanded pine wood, kiln dried.

Kids just naturally love to play with wood blocks. Requires no batteries. Hours of fun and imagination.

Build a tower. Build a bridge. Build a house or race car !! 

Parental supervision and care observed in accordance with your local area

Shipping: Your order will ship within 1 - 2 days via UPS or USPS / Approximate Weight 15 lbs

Kids Love Real Wood Toy Blocks

Early childhood developmental years (ages 1 to 5+) come with benefits that we just don't find with the pricey modern toys.

- Helps children build strength in fingers and hands, improve eye-hand coordination, learn shapes and geometry.

Toy blocks encourage children to make friends and cooperate, and is often one of the first experiences a child has playing with others. Blocks are a benefit for the children because they encourage interaction and imagination. Creativity can be a combined action that is important for social play.

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hildren can potentially develop their vocabularies as they learn to describe sizes, shapes, and positions. Math skills are developed through the process of grouping, adding, and subtracting, particularly with standardized blocks. Experiences with gravity, balance, and geometry learned from toy blocks also provide intellectual stimulation.

- Creativity enhanced by as children make
their own designs with blocks

Note: Dimensions are in '' rough cut '' size. Sanding and smoothing may reduce dimensions by up to 1/8th of an inch so to free of residual saw cuts or mill marks.


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.... Wood is better than plastic for in various applications, including toy blocks

(see this below about properties of wood)
Fair Use Notice (below is for educational purposes)

Wood or Plastic? Myths about Healthy Chopping Boards (and relates to wood toys)

For decades plastic cutting boards have been touted as being safer to use because plastic is non-porous. But the truth is, you're safer with that old wooden board your grandmother used.
By Linda Orlando

If you've been to a kitchen store in the last couple of years, you may have noticed that they are starting to carry more and more types of wooden cutting boards. Not long ago, it was hard to find a wooden cutting board among the stacks and displays of plastic cutting boards, their packaging proclaiming how much safer plastic is because it won't trap and hold germs to get on food every time you use the board. Plastic boards were heavily advertised on TV for years, convincing everyone that plastic was better because it is non-porous. Cooks everywhere were told that wooden boards are so porous that harmful organisms such as salmonella, e-coli, and listeria would soak into the pores where they would lurk, waiting to contaminate other foods later.

The advertising seemed to make so much sense that everyone believed it was true. Many people threw out the trusty wooden boards they had been using for years, and the manufacturers quickly transferred their efforts to producing a wide variety of plastic replacements. Health officials even supported the idea that plastic was better-until 1993. Microbiologists at the University of Wisconsin's Food Research Institute became the first to actually test the theory to see if it had any validity. The results of their tests stunned the entire chopping block community.

Researchers at the Institute intentionally contaminated both wooden cutting boards and plastic ones with all types of bacteria that cause food poisoning. They then tested the boards regularly, without washing or touching them, to see what happened to the bacteria. Surprisingly, all the bacteria on the wooden board dried off within three minutes. On the plastic board, the bacteria not only remained alive but actually multiplied overnight.

The explanation for the dramatic results is that wood has a natural bacteria-killing property, which plastic does not. Because of the capillary action of dry wood, germs quickly disappear beneath the surface of the board, where they die quickly. The exposed area on top of the board is free from microbes. In contrast, bacteria just sit on the hard surface of a plastic cutting board, ready to attack whatever food is placed on the board next.

Researchers also discovered that hand scrubbing with hot water and soap will remove microbes from the surface of wooden and plastic cutting boards, new or used, but plastic boards that have been scarred by knife blades are resistant to decontamination by hand washing. But as long as a plastic board is washed with antibacterial soap or cleaner, it is probably safe.

Despite these findings, you can't assume that wooden cutting boards are self-decontaminating, or that plastic ones should not be used at all. No matter what type of cutting board you use, you should always take the same precautions:

Scrub cutting boards thoroughly with hot water and soap, or run through a dishwasher.
Keep all cutting boards dry when not in use. Bacteria can survive only a few hours without moisture.
A mild bleach solution can decontaminate plastic and other surfaces, but even at full strength bleach does not sanitize wooden cutting boards because of the organic composition of wood.
To disinfect cutting boards, both plastic and wood, spray them first with a mist of vinegar, followed by a mist of hydrogen peroxide. This combination kills bacteria on meat and produce as well, without hurting or contaminating the food.
You can kill germs on or below the surface of a wooden cutting board by cooking it at high heat in an 800-Watt microwave oven for about 10 minutes. Microwaving will not disinfect plastic boards, however, since their surfaces will not get hot enough to kill the germs.

Despite the boastful claims of antibacterial cutting boards, they are not self-sanitizing. Last year the EPA ordered two companies to stop selling cutting boards that claimed to prevent the growth of organisms including salmonella and E. coli. The cutting boards had been treated with a pesticide that prevents odor-causing bacteria from attacking plastic products. But the pesticide has not been proven effective against organisms that can cause disease, so the EPA said that the manufacturers of those boards were misleading the public. In fact, the EPA is currently cracking down on the claims of so-called self-disinfecting brushes, toys, and sponges, for that very reason.

It seems that your best bet when it comes to keeping your family safe from disease-causing germs is to just stick with your tried and true wooden cutting board, keep it clean, and ignore the hype of advertising that claims plastic is better. Your grandmother had it right all along.
Source: buzzle(dot com)/editorials/5-2-2006-95011(dot)asp

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