This product was chosen to be featured in Mothering's 2012 Natural Toy Guide; a selection of our best picks for holiday toys and children's gifts.
Where to buy: Bella Luna Toys
Manufacturer: Grimms, Spiel and Hotz
Made of: Alderwood
Made in: Germany
Recommended Ages: 2 to 8
Why we love it: These nesting blocks are a beautiful sculptural piece, a work of art. Even if no one played with them, they would be beautiful just to look at. Their colors range from blue to green at the base and lilac to pink in the blossom. They are child safe and colored with water-based stains and non-toxic vegetable dyes. No varnishes or paints are used. This piece is both a set of organically shaped nesting blocks and a puzzle.
Tip: These blocks can be stacked as a nesting puzzle or used apart as caves, hills, seesaws, bridges and tunnels for free-form play.
The information shared here is an honest statement based on my experience with a product provided for free for the purpose of review.