ALL NATURAL WOOD - HAND MADE
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
MADE IN OREGON, USA
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
developmental years (ages 1 to 5+) come with benefits
that we just don't find with the pricey modern toys.
AND.... NO BATTERIES REQUIRED (humor).
- 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.
- Children 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.
WE DO SPECIAL ORDERS TOO, SO IF YOU WANT MORE OF ONE SIZE, LET US KNOW WHAT TYPE OF SET YOU WANT AND WE WILL SET UP A NEW LISTING TO YOUR SPECS.
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SOMETHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WOOD VS PLASTIC
.... 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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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