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Questions for all you mama's. I would like to get my DS soon to be 3 a wooden block set, for his b-day. Unfortunely there is just soo many different ones i have no idea which to get him. What would be a good starter set for him? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Any Ideas? Thanks. And while I'm asking what other toys do your 3yr like to play with?
 

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We have the Imaginarium wooden blocks...just like the ones I had when I was a kid: <a href="http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2314128&cp=2255956.2273442.2285728&fbx=1&fbn=Brand+Name+Secondary%7CImaginarium&f=Taxonomy%2FTRUS%2F2255962&f=Taxonomy%2FTRUS%2F2256647&f=PAD%2FBrand+Name+Secondary%2FImaginarium&fbc=1&categoryId=2285728&parentPage=search" target="_blank">http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...entPage=search</a><br>
These have gotten almost daily use since we got them for my son's second Christmas (he was about 18 months old).<br>
My 3.5 yo also loves his wooden Thomas set, matchbox cars and any kind of ball.
 

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We have <a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=10106&catalogId=10101&storeId=12&productId=15196&langId=-1&categoryId=13819&chosenPartNumber=80028929" target="_blank">this</a> set from Ikea.
 

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We bought this set at Christmas <a href="http://www.oompa.com/cgi-bin/item/HA1134?oompaItem=Haba_Building%20Blocks" target="_blank">http://www.oompa.com/cgi-bin/item/HA...lding%20Blocks</a><br><br>
It has been a big hit. It cames with a cloth bag w/ handles which is great for clean up and taking them with us places.<br><br>
-Pam
 

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I <i>don't</i> recommend Melissa & Doug blocks. They chip like crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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We have a set from Brian's Woodshop. They have some instock (not the ones we have and I've seen other sets I prefer in their other stockings) here:<br><br><a href="http://hyenacart.com/UniversalMama/" target="_blank">http://hyenacart.com/UniversalMama/</a>
 

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We have the melissa and doug 100 blocks set and love them...havent ha any problems with them. We also have a german brand that I cant think of the name that she loves also.
 

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These are our favorite blocks:<br><br><a href="http://www.barclaywoods.com/home.htm" target="_blank">http://www.barclaywoods.com/home.htm</a><br><br>
Holli
 

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Target has a set of plain unpainted wooden blocks, 100 I think, for about $8. I didn't buy them because we got tons from garage sales, but they looked pretty nice.
 

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Thanks for starting this conversation; I am looking around at blocks too.<br><br>
We, too, have a small set of HABA blocks, and they have been great. The good thing about HABA is that they make lots of add-on sets and special shapes, and later on they can be used with their marble tracks.<br><br>
However, that Barclay website is amazing! They actually give you a list of what shapes you're getting in a set. I have had trouble finding that info about the HABA sets.<br><br>
We have some Melissa & Doug toys (not blocks) and they also have chipped over time. If M&D make unpainted blocks, that might be a better choice.
 
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