I am excited to partner with KORXX today to bring you this post which combines a few of my favourite things.
I feel as though this post should be written in song …
Goodness I love that song from The Sound of Music. It is one of my favourite things in fact.
But my song about this post would certainly not do these amazing cork building blocks justice, so I will just write in non-song form. But if you wanted to hum that tune in your head a little while reading I would really appreciate it.
I have many, many favourite things, but high on that list are: my children, quiet time, and learning activities. And chickens (always my chickens).
KORXX combines all of those favourite things into one fabulous toy. Well, the first three anyway.
KORXX are lovely and light building blocks made from sustainable cork. This makes them the perfect block for quiet time. My little ones always love building, but with the old hardwood floors in this farmhouse of ours building with wooden blocks made one heck of a racket at quiet time.
Now my little builders can explore and create again and again with these lovely, natural, quiet blocks. One of the reasons they are so great is that they are created using the harvested bark of the cork tree which actually strengthens the tree causing it no harm. Furthermore, there are no harmful contaminants, making them safe for even the smallest of little ones.
One way we have been exploring these new cork building blocks is by creating puzzles. We take turns creating pictures out of the KORXX, trace them, and then the other person tries to recreate the picture.
It’s actually quite tricky since so many of the blocks are similar. The triangular blocks, for example, have rectangles around the sides, making matching quite a challenge! Lots of wonderful learning and math vocabulary appears during these games: bigger, smaller, circular, triangular, angles, sides, curved, straight …
This is a great game for kids of any age to play. Both Ben and Sam had fun trying to stump me. (But they couldn’t. I’m a really good KORXX puzzler. And very competitive, even with my 4 year old apparently.)
We love finding new toys that are open-ended and promote imagination and creativity to share with you. If you would like to read more about KORXX or order a set for your little builder you can do so through Oh-Toys right here.
And if you want to see even more ways to play with KORXX be sure to check out these posts:
Letter Formation with KORXX Cork Building Blocks from Still Playing School
Critical Thinking Puzzles with KORXX Blocks from Stir the Wonder
Visual Motor Integration Tool with KORXX Blocks from Sugar Aunts
Cork Building Blocks Shadow Drawing from Lalymom
Nature Play with KORXX Blocks from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Balancing Activities with KORXX Quiet Blocks from Preschool Inspirations
Thank you so much for reading friends. I hope you are having a wonderful week.