Building Blocks for Learning — Back To Blocks Giveaway

by Jill Berry

Have you ever watched a small child stack cans, blocks or building bricks? You can see the expression on the child’s face. That child is a picture of concentration. What is he thinking?

If I stack the blocks this way will the tower stay up?
If I stack the blocks that way will the tower fall?
Can I stack 3…4…5…6…or 10 blocks?
When will the tower fall down?

Learning truly does happen through play. I remember my oldest child stacking blocks at her grandmother’s house. She used the wooden blocks to create a road for her cars, a house for her dolls, even a tea set. She once even made a make believe bridge and walked on top of the blocks…she was little enough that her tiny feet fit perfectly on the flat wooden blocks. She loved that small cloth bag of blocks. So did her brother and sister and cousins.

Blocks allow for endless play and children learn through play. Blocks are the perfect toy to grow with your child. I recently received an enormous bucket o’ blocks from Back to Blocks. The bucket o’ blocks came in a box that became a playhouse for my son. He rolled around the kitchen in the box. Never seen a kid have so much fun until…he opened the bucket o’ blocks. Oh my, was he surprised with what he saw inside.

My son dug straight in to the blue bucket and pulled out handful after handful of blocks. Eventually he dumped the whole bucket on the floor. He was mesmerized by all the different shapes and sizes. He held piece after piece in his hands, examined the edges, placed one piece and then another, and yet another on top of each other. The pieces were long., flat, chunky, curved, archways, roof shaped, and many other shapes and size. It was more than a bucket o’ blocks, it was a bucket o’ fun!

Back to Blocks sent me the Wooden Block Set “Fun With Friends.” Blocks come in 20 different shapes and sizes and have over 160 pieces. The “Fun With Friends” retails for $110.99. The blocks are stored in a 5-gallon bucket — white, yellow, blue, and red.

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  I was sent the Fun With Friends set to facilitate my review. I was also compensated for this post. The views expressed in the post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity. 

Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.



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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.

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1 Garrett May 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

Our children would love to win this one.

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2 Beth May 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

My kids love to build with blocks, and any Lego type building blocks – MegaBloks, Legos, Trio blocks, etc. This set looks fabulous!!

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3 Anna May 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

At the moment it’s Magna blocks – the coolest idea for building things.

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4 HappyMomC May 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

She loves her lego blocks!

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5 Jessica T. May 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm

My son likes to build with Legos.

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6 Brandy W. May 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Legos are the favorite around here!

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7 liz May 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Would love this for my newest family member.

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8 Van May 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Wooden blocks are so much fun to play with.

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9 Anne Lehnick May 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

My kids like Lego’s and bristle blocks. We have a small set of wood blocks, but only enough to make one small square “building”

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10 Jenny May 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

My daughter plays with Mega Blocks

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11 Amber Smith May 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

My daughter loves to build with cardboard boxes at the moment. She’s very creative.

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12 Danielle Davis/Grady May 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

My boys love legos :)
Thank you!

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13 Stephanie H May 22, 2012 at 4:42 am

my children build with the Couch cushions, and pillows right now but they are all under 4 years old they also use blankets in their construction projects

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14 Tammy Gordon May 22, 2012 at 4:49 am

Sometimes they like to stack cups. :)

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15 babypimples May 22, 2012 at 4:54 am

These are the most fun toys, i enjoy playing with them with my little daughter, i wish i would win some of these building blocks…

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16 Pearl May 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

My kid’s favorite building material is Lego Duplos.

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17 June May 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

This is a good way to spend time with your children, they love building things.

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18 June May 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

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19 June May 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

I subscribe by RSS.

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20 Kimberly May 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

Right now she’s big into her blocks, but I’m hoping she’ll enjoy building in the sandbox soon.

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21 Jennifer Rote May 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

My son builds with lego and cardboard boxes lol

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22 MageeMommy May 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

My kids definitely love to build with blocks!

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23 The Knapps May 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

I have some squishy rubber blocks my son likes to build with :)

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24 Jenn May 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm

She likes to build “stairs” for her animals with wooden alphabet blocks.
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25 DAMIAN JARREAU May 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

They love any kind of blocks

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26 Mom on the Make May 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

My three little ones, Ms. Broadway, Ms. Imagineer and Mr. Bam-Bam, would love these blocks. Wooden blocks are one of my MOST favorite toys for kids. Talk about sparking imagination and promoting decision making and engineering skills. Blocks are where its at! :)
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27 Sharon Schoepe May 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Wooden blocks and Legos are the favorites at the moment.

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28 Valerie Taylor Mabrey May 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Into the duplex blocks
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29 Beth - TheAngelForever
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My little guy loves wooden blocks and we do not have any at our house. Thanks for the fun!
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30 Kathy Stevenson May 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

My girls love legos and blocks!

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31 Kelly D May 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm

My son loves Mega Bloks.

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32 Jessica May 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Right now they love building with the Melissa and Doug blocks…the ones that look like bricks. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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33 Ellen C. May 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm

My son likes the megablocks and putting train tracks together. Thanks!

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34 Daniel M May 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

plastic, legos are the fav

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35 LaVonne
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Mine loves Lincoln Logs with daddy ;)
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36 Suzanne B. May 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

My son has some Mega Bloks that he likes.

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37 Diana
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My kids definitely love wooden blocks. They even use our Jenga blocks, too!
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38 Kelly L May 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

We like wooden blocks in our household!

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39 Jan Messali May 23, 2012 at 2:32 am

We have fabric blocks.
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40 Laura Jacobson May 23, 2012 at 2:47 am

Carter actually switches off quite a bit. We dont have the wooden blocks yet, but he has some toddler legos that he likes to build with.

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41 sandra May 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

he is a huge fan of legos right now

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42 andie May 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

my son loves to play with legos :)
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43 angie May 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I have some old bristle blocks but they love the wooden blocks of yesteryear
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44 Liz May 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

My kids (and my husband) love LEGO!

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45 shelly May 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

My little one loves to use soft blocks at the moment.
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46 beth marhefka May 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Any kind of block or car he can find

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47 Eden May 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

blocks and a lot of other fun things!

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48 Brittany C May 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My daughter enjoys blocks and of course legos:) Thanks!

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49 Julie May 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm

We usually use Duplos or Megabloks!

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50 Erin R. May 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

My daughter just loves play-doh.

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51 Krista May 24, 2012 at 2:04 am

Legos for sure! :)

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52 Jennifer H. May 24, 2012 at 2:30 am

Legos
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53 Joanne Gregory May 24, 2012 at 7:59 am

Wooden blocks have always been the favorite!

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54 Lauren Knott May 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

My boys love building with blocks.

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55 Lori D. May 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

My kids would have so much fun with these.

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56 Lori D. May 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

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57 Lori D. May 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

I subscribe via RSS.

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58 Sarah May 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

We love building with legos and lincoln logs around here.

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59 Jessica May 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

My daughter has a set of handmade colorful cloth blocks that she really likes to play with

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60 Amy Tolley May 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

my kids love playing with anything they can build with legos, lincoln logs..kinex thanks for this giveaway

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61 Stephanie May 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

We love to knock them down:0)

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62 Barbara Scaff May 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Blocks for sure!

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63 Kathy S May 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

My son loves to build with popsicle sticks!

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64 Rainey R May 25, 2012 at 4:30 am

My son would love these and so would all his cousins

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65 McKim May 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

My 20 month old grandson uses the alphabet wooden blocks to build.

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66 mrsshukra May 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Anything Lego! Legos!

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67 Steph May 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm

My kids like any blocks. Legos, Mega Bloks, you name it, they will build with it.

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68 tam childers May 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

legos at the moment

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69 Melissa P. May 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

My son loves his Legos

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70 Sheila K. May 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

My boy loves his Legos!

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71 Staci A May 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

My littlest one loves stacking cups and my oldest, Legos.

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72 Daily Woman May 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

They have Legos and Lincoln Logs.

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73 Lisa N. May 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm

My son loves the a-b-c blocks and cars. Typical boy toys !

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74 Michelle Dippel May 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Hero lego’s.

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75 Lindsey D. May 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Our kids love Legos.

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76 Colette May 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

My two yr old loves her Mega Blocks. She builds big towers and loves to watch them fall over when it gets too top heavy.
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77 Sue H. May 27, 2012 at 2:17 am

My neices love to build things with legos. I’d love to win this for them to play with. They do love blocks of any kind. Like every kid they love to see how high they can make it before it falls over. They giggle when it tumbles over. Thanks for the giveaway!

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78 Amy C May 27, 2012 at 3:47 am

My kids like to play with legos.

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79 BusyWorkingMama May 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

My 4 year old loves Legos right now.
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80 Tina May 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm

We play with Legos and wood blocks.

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81 Ken Ohl May 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

My niece would love these. Thankyou, Ken

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82 Ivy B May 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

My baby isn’t really old enough for building, but I think these would be great for her when she is! She’s 9 months

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83 nannypanpan May 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

wood blocks or legos
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84 TRACY SIMMS May 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

card board box…cheap and sturdy…thanks, simms3710@yahoo.com

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85 Tara May 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

My kids love Legos :)

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86 Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) May 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

my grandson has some Linkens blocks, I think that the name of them, he would love these
thanks for the giveaway

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87 Sandra U. May 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

My kids are very much Lego lovers and love to build houses, towers, cars, dinosaurs, you name it! I think they would love to have this.

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88 Angela E. May 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

Our family could have fun playing with these.

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89 Angela E. May 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

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90 Angela E. May 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

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91 Heidi Daily May 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

My daughter loves to built with anything, she has few wooden blocks that came with a small set but could definitely use more

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92 Rochel S May 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

My son loves building with his legos! He also just got Bristol blocks which he really likes too!

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93 Chuck May 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

We have played with blocks with our children for years.

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94 Missy L May 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

So far it’s the square wooden blocks with the numbers and letters on them.

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95 Lizzy May 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

My boys love Legos.

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96 Don May 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

Our kids like playing with any type of blocks.

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97 Jeff May 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

What a nice set of blocks.

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98 Viviane May 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Wooden blocks and cardboard boxes

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99 connie black May 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

My kids favorites are Legos…they love those little things that hurt when you step on them!

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100 Chuck June 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Loads of good fun.

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