Sunday, October 5, 2008

First Block (Backdated Post)

I seldom buy toys for Sarah, because she easily gets bored with toys. Furthermore, she has ‘inherited’ all her second-hand toys from her cousin brother. But Wednesday when I went to shopping at Parkson, I saw this “Baby’s First Block” displayed on the rack, I immediately brought it to the counter and walla, Sarah has her first block!



Once reached home, she was excited with the toy, but not for long…After a minute, she just crawled away and played with her “old” toys. Thinking that she might not understand how to play with this new toy, so, I demonstrated to her the right way.

Guess what she did next… She dropped the blocks into the open bucket, instead of through the shape-sorting lid (patient less). She also found another interesting way to play with the blocks – she put a block and her hand into a water bottle and shakes it. She wanted to make some rattle sound from this action.



Baby blocks are good for eye-hand coordination and other early skills. Although Sarah may not understand her new toy now, but it does encourage her creative thinking as she discovered new ways to play with them.

Therefore, I think I have made a right choice in buying this set of blocks for her.

15 comments:

Mummy Gwen said...

haha..Gwen also cheated, put the blocks thru the 'main entrance'. She is so impatience with toys like this. T__T

Sarah will learn to play with it later. But she found other ways to entertain herself hehe.

Julie said...

This is a good buy. No regret really. After few coaching, Sarah will be able to put the blocks into the shape sorter.

SY said...

Hehehe..Kids always has pretty of creative idea that we dunno. They alwyas give us a big surprise.
Sarah is one of it. She knows that to open up the cover and drop all the block is the faster way campare to insert it one by one. Clever gal.

Wonderful Life said...

Sarah's pretty smart... open up the lid and drop the blocks in! She can help mummy to keep the blocks after playing already... hehe.

Ryan has types of 2 blocks. However, he only knows to bite on it and destruct the blocks when I build a tower for him!

LittleLamb said...

She will definitely catch up playing with the block toy soon...

Esmeralda said...

These blocks are really good. I bought for Ashton for his 1st Birthday! Initially he doesn't wanna play wid it, just carry the basket like wanna go market by veges! But after seeing it day and nite, and me demonstrating to him how to play, now he enjoys it very much. So everyday that's the first toy he will play wid first thing first. Now he has other ideas like putting some small items thru the "holes" as well.. Even put his little bear-bear inside too. Don't worry. I think Sarah just needs more time to familiarise.

agnes said...

good buy :)

we used to get a similar fisher-price shape block for chloe even before she was born frm mattel warehouse sell at dunno RM15 only!!

we exposed her to that kinda early & found out she didnt really pay much attention to it.. but i still play that w her lah..

until 2 months back.. she suddenly took it out again and try to place the block in according to shape.. :-S

maybe when it's time adi.. they will know what to play?!?! hahahhahaaa

hope sarah enjoy her NEW toy ya...

MommyAngel said...

I have one similar to this but yet to show it to Angel because of my phobia of block stacking, hehehe ... I am sure Sarah will love it one day, she is smart actually of finding 'her own way' to play with them :) Seems like she is having so much fun with the blocks and the water bottle :)

Serene said...

Sarah has her own way to play with the block! Dont worry.. she will catch up soon!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Serene - Thanks Serene. When I saw her way of playing the blocks, make me pengsan!

Caroline - Yes, I think I remembered you said that Angel loves stacking the blocks and push them down. Then you have to pick them up, hehe.
- I also hope she will love it one day.

Agnes - So ngam hor, Chloe also has the same block.
Woww...you were able to got the block at so good price! I bought it at RM24.90.
- I am sure Chloe is a smart girl. So she now is an expert in block lor!
- I think you are right. When the time is right, they will automatically knows how to play it right!

Esmeralda - Seems like alot of mommies have bought this block for their lil one, and I am the last! Hehe.
- Yes, the block container got a handle, so Ashton thought is a vege basket. Cute!
- Not bad leh, now he even getting smarter by putting his little bear into the shape sorting lid. Smart!

Rachel, Mommy Gwen and Julie- Thanks! Will be more patient with her.

Doreen - She consider smart but also lazy, coz she lazy to learn the right way to put the block.
- I think all babies love to destroy things. So, mommies will have to be more patient after stacking up the block for him.

Su Ying - Yes, she really gave me a surprise. But for Sarah, she easily get frus when things not work on her desired ways. Thats why she prefer to open the lid and put the blocks in it compared to insert it thru the shape-sorting lid.

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Joanne..this is a good buy for sarah. Be patient and she can cope up later. Anyway how much is this?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Sha - Yes, I think I have made the right choice this time and thanks, I will be more patient in training her This set is about RM24.90. I think is worth with the money paid, coz the quality of the blocks are really good. No sharp edges and when inserting it thru the shape lid, it is very easy and smooth.
Somemore, they will provide another set of same blocks (maybe incase we have lost one shape, we still have another back up). For eg, they will have triangle shape, two round shape and etc...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Sha - Sorry, typo error on the last second line
"TWO triangle shape"

Esmeralda said...

I think it's one of the basic developmental toy for our bb. Yup, Ashton can think of anything! If he can't put it in, he will force it in. If that still can't, he will open up the cover, and put it thru! Huh! Regarding him carrying the basket, besides that, he also carries my laundry pails whenever I hang the laundry.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Esmeralda - Hehe..I think he just likes to carry whatever things, from block basket to pail...