There’s always excitement when kids tip over a basket full of Haba blocks. Kids just know (along with everyone else) something good is coming.
True to form, something good always comes from building with classic building blocks - a high rise apartment complex, a mountain peak, a zoo, a castle, a parking lot, a tunnel, a bridge, a football field, a barnyard, a race track, a staircase, a swimming pool, an igloo…Every family benefits from a set of high quality, basic building blocks.
We’re in the toy business. We’ve heard the stories. 99.9% of the time - building blocks become family heirloom toys. Please be choosy about which building blocks you choose. Be picky. You will have them for a long, long, long time. Trust us.
Haba blocks are favorites with many of our customers. Known for being outstanding as high quality, classic building blocks, Haba blocks have quite a reputation. Here’s why:
The quality is superb
The shapes are beautiful and vary widely
Beechwood is lovely to touch and look at
Many blocks make for amazing structures
There is a refreshing, natural feeling to smoothly sanded, untreated wooden blocks
Well-balanced blocks with adequate weight are superb for constructing
Block size is substantial, unlike the size of some other block sets
Children and adults can build and play together
Children and adults can build and play independently
Hardwood blocks can withstand drops and crashes without damage
The fabric bag included is ideal for storage
Haba blocks guarantee hours upon hours of entertainment
Haba blocks are made in Germany
Additionally, consider that building blocks encourage skills in logic, problem solving, visual-spatial ability, creativity & ingenuity, fine motor skills, cooperative skills, language & vocabulary proficiencies, sensory awareness, and independent play skills. What’s not to love?
Haba Basic Building Blocks –Extra Large Starter Set
Suitable for beginners to expert architects
102 beautiful, natural beechwood blocks
Haba quality construction
Smooth, precise building blocks
Shapes are in standard unit block measurements (4 x 4 cm)
As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 1 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Developmental Delay,
Sensory Integration Disorder,
Speech & Language Delay
"The item purchased is great for children and adults of all abilities.
1. Sounds the blocks make when they clank together-auditory
2. Different shapes to touch-tactile
3. Non toxic and large enough if placed in mouth-oral
4. Making architectural designs-visual and spatial
6. Pretend play-imagination
7. Balancing of blocks-fine motor"
The following "cloud" is a semantic representation of our customers' general impression of Basic Building Blocks - Extra Large Starter Set. The larger the text, the more frequently that term is used to describe it.
Best educational wooden blocks!
Posted 8/6/2013 by LL
The Haba block set is of great quality. I would say that they are the best educational wooden blocks that we have ever owned with the exception of Kapla blocks(similar to Citiblocs). I like that the blocks came in a nice box with a handle and when I opened it they were clean. The quality of the blocks were also great with no sharp or rough edges. I was pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful canvas bag with a printed image, for storing all the blocks. I would recommend this set to any parent. The entire family plays with it-ages 3,9,13 and 39. A great addition to these blocks is the Haba Motley World which adds another dimension of play.
Review of Basic Building Blocks - Extra Large Starter Set
Posted 8/15/2012 by Elizabeth Barber
Though I purchased these for my youngest, they are a hit with all of my kids--ages 6-11. Classic blocks with new, inventive shapes as well. Really pleased with this purchase. Hours of creative play ahead. My 6-year-old commented on how things made in Germany are better than those made in China. Very true.
We also purchased the vehicle set and the two sets together make a nice pair.
A rating of Basic Building Blocks - Extra Large Starter Set
Posted 6/25/2012 by Suzanne A.
This was a gift for my 2 year old niece. Her parents requested basic wooden blocks. The Haba blocks are anything but basic! They are heirloom quality that will last for generations! Everyone at the birthday party couldn't put them down, their tactile appeal is off the charts. As a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, these are the blocks I lusted for in my classrooms!
Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
haba building blocks, haba unit blocks, unit blocks, building unit blocks, wood blocks, wooden blocks, construction blocks, block construction, block toys, toy blocks, natural blocks, heirloom blocks, traditional blocks, traditional building blocks, Habba blocks, Habba construction, primary blocks, educational blocks, standard blocks, standard unit blocks, standerd unit blocks, building toys,
How much will shipping cost?
We offer $3.99 flat rate shipping on all orders shipped via UPS Ground to the contiguous United States. One item or 10 items...it's still just $3.99 for the entire order! If you'd like express shipping options, click here...
When will it be shipped?
Less than 5 units left...place your order now!
This product is in stock and will ship next business day.