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Wooden Blocks

Wooden Blocks - Your Complete Guide

Wooden blocks are arguably the most iconic wooden toy from childhood's past and present.

And you’d often find them at your grandparent’s house too. We have such a wide range of blocks, from humble cubes to colourful cubes, round blocks, square blocks and blocks of many shapes and sizes.

Pillars and spires and blocks with little magnets in them too! There is so much you can do with wooden blocks. Build cities with them, to go with your wooden train set or car tracks.

They can be rock formations for your cowboys to hide behind or even dice in a big game you create. Stack them as tall as you can and then crash them to the ground! So much fun to be had. Select your favourite set of blocks from below, add them to your cart and get ready for a speedy delivery once purchased.

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Fairy Castle
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Fairy Castle

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Core Four Block Set
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Core Four Block Set

$49.95

Abstract Ocean Puzzle
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Abstract Ocean Puzzle

$99.95

Rainbow Slats
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Rainbow Slats

$59.95

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12 Rectangular Blocks

$92.95

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Cubes - 12pc

$84.95

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12 Wooden Tablets - Coloured
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Triangular Blocks

$114.95

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7 Rainbow Houses

$64.95

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Houses and Cubes

$134.95

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Construction Set

$159.95

Cradle Mountain Forest
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Cradle Mountain Forest

$39.95

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Water Stacker

$59.95

Rainbow Monolith
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Rainbow Monolith

$199.95

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Large Stepped Block Set

$229.95

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Half and Half Large Stepped Block Set

$229.95

Wooden Stepped Block Pyramid
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Wooden Stepped Block Pyramid

$209.95

Banksia Stacker
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Banksia Stacker

$49.95

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Cave Stacker

$74.95

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Mountain Stacker

$74.95

Sailing the Deep Blue Seas
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Sailing the Deep Blue Seas

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Teniques- 12 Piece Set

$124.95

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Wooden Puzzle - Sun

$84.95

Extra Large Wooden Shape Puzzle
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Extra Large Wooden Shape Puzzle

$159.95

Here at My Happy Helpers, we pride ourselves on providing families with durable, long-lasting, practical and purposeful wooden blocks for the little boys and girls of Australia.

 

Wooden blocks allow children's imaginations to run free and build their own world. As children create with block sets, they learn to see the world through different eyes. Simple, versatile and created especially with boundless imaginations in mind, they are the perfect tool for learning and playing.

Wooden toys seem to last almost forever, with many well-loved favourites passed down from generation to generation.

Wooden building blocks, in particular, are a classic addition to any playroom. These traditional and durable toys not only allow your child’s imagination to run free, but have also been proven to improve spatial awareness, improve motor skills, and cognitive flexibility.

By giving your child wooden blocks, boys and girls can both learn to build whatever inspires them.

At what age should my child start playing with wooden blocks?

Wooden block sets are ideal for boys and girls of any age, but we recommend introducing them into the playroom when your child is six months old.

 

Here’s what you can expect from your child’s interaction with wooden building blocks at each age:
 

6 Months:
 

Your baby will start by gently gnawing on blocks at the same time they start teething. However, many babies will also begin grasping at wooden blocks and trying to swat or hold them.
 

12 Months:
 

At 12 months, your little one will be able to firmly grasp their toys and discover that they can make noises by banging two wooden blocks together! 
 

18 Months:
 

18 months is an exciting age, and it’s at this point that your toddler will develop the ability to stack and balance two or three wooden blocks.
 

2 Years:
 

Once your little boy or girl has reached 24 months, their coordination will have improved to the point where they can stack four to seven blocks. This is a marvellous time as your child will begin to sort blocks by colour and may even be utilising their imagination to pretend that the block is something else like a car or dinosaur!
 

3 Years:
 

Now is the time to watch your child get creative! At 36 months, your little one will be creating structures such as forts, buildings, bridges and tunnels. 

What are the most popular types of building blocks?

There are many different types of wooden blocks, and each has its own uses. Here are a few of the most popular styles in Australia:
 

Why buy wooden blocks for kids?

Wooden blocks are fun. They help with gross motor skills in gripping and holding, the fine motor skills of building and balancing are worked as well.

 

Understanding how putting one block on top of another can expand into larger structures helps with a child’s growing cognitive abilities. They begin to recognise shapes, become aware of the space around them and how the blocks fill that space.

Building by themselves, or with their friends in ever-growing social connections, for such a simple toy there are so many benefits and advantages to be had by your kids.

How much do wooden blocks cost?

The range of wooden blocks we have for your kids is quite astonishing. Plain wooden blocks, either square and rectangle, or a variety of shapes, cost less than $80. You can grab a big stack of wooden blocks in a pyramid, either plain wood, brightly coloured, or half and half, for less than $230.

 

We have building blocks to make a Roman building, or perhaps a dinosaur.

The countless hours of play and creativity, the learning and development your children will receive from these hand-crafted and hand-painted building blocks are timeless and priceless.

What are the different types of wooden blocks?

This may seem like a strange question, but wooden blocks can be square, or rectangular. They can be tall cylinders or sharp triangles. You can have them in plain wooden hues, or brightly coloured and fun.

 

Pick up a box of rainbow coloured building blocks or some alphabet blocks. We even have sensory blocks with coloured sand for movement and sound while playing with them.

 

Building Blocks

 

Building blocks are some of the best toys you can buy your young ones. They are tactile and help them understand shapes and colours. Children can build things and see how shapes fit together. Then they get the chaotic fun of smashing them to the ground!

 

My Happy Helpers has the traditional square and rectangular building blocks, and we have more advanced blocks to create puzzles and pyramids and more. Work with colours, numbers, and shapes, and grow your young baby’s inquisitive mind.
 

Wooden Blocks for Babies

When babies begin to explore the world around them, they use their hands to grip and learn the size and shapes of things. They use their mouths to do similar things as well. Brightly coloured wooden blocks help babies begin to understand colour and shape, and how the world feels around them.

 

Wooden blocks for babies also supply some textural experience. Wood feels different to metal and plastic. It is often warmer and softer, with a grainy feel. Often easier to hold too. Babies can tell the difference between different toys just by feel, and this is where they start developing their fine motor skills. Soon they will be gripping spoons and feeding themselves!


 

Wooden blocks for kids

The wonderful thing about building blocks is their generic and universal appeal. The same blocks can build a rocket ship, a boat, a castle, anything your young minds can imagine. They are educational too, with different colours and shapes to learn about and how these shapes work together. How tough is it to balance a cylinder on a cone block?

 

They can help with emotional resilience. Build something and have it fall down? No need to fret. Pick yourself and the blocks, back up again and build something bigger and better!

 

Help with fine motor skill development, spatial awareness, and just good old fun and sharing between friends, with some simple wooden blocks for kids, from My Happy Helpers.


 

Large Wooden Blocks

 

There are many great things about wooden blocks. They can be anything your mind can imagine. Build a wall? Smash it down! Build a rocket? Fly it to the moon. 

 

Gripping and handling different wooden shapes helps with fine motor skills.

 

When your young ones begin to grow and develop, they want to increase their knowledge base. Large wooden blocks open up all new problems to solve, stacking more blocks on top, different weights and feel to the blocks.

 

Playing with large wooden blocks can be the beginning of a career in engineering, or science- this is how gravity works when bocks fall down. They can promote vocal expression by describing what they’ve built. And they can promote social growth by playing with friends and sharing stories.


 

Coloured blocks

There are many educational advantages to playing with blocks, such as fine motor skills from building towers and balancing shapes on top of each other. You build imagination by creating almost anything, just with building blocks. And you can begin to learn about colours, thanks to coloured blocks.

 

We’re talking brightly coloured reds and yellows, greens and blues. A child’s language skills can begin to grow. Ask them to find the red block, or put the green block on the yellow block. They begin to understand colours and words associated with colours. 

 

We have a vast range of coloured blocks, in rainbow shapes and puzzles too. Bring the simple joy of playing with wooden blocks to life with bright and happy colours.


 

Plain Blocks

We only call these blocks plain to distinguish them from our coloured range. But there is nothing plain or ordinary about these wooden blocks. They can be so many things, whatever your brilliant young mind can make them.

 

Build a castle, or build a tower as high as you can. Get enough blocks to build one taller than you! And then have it crash down around you. 

 

Learn about shapes and what blocks can stack on top of each other. Learn about right angles, cubes, cones and cylinders

 

There is so much you can learn from these plain wooden blocks. You can even paint them bright colours if you want! 


 

Gem Blocks

These wonderful beechwood gem blocks are cube building blocks with shiny gems set inside. Combined with other sets, you can have beautiful windows in your castle or even buried treasure.

 

Learn about colours as you combine matching gems in a tower. Learn different tactile experiences from the soft feel of beechwood to the hard facets of the colourful gemstones inset into the blocks.

 

Up the game with some double-gem blocks, with pairs of colourful gems in the one block! 

 

Bring some extra shine and sparkle to your playtime with gem blocks today.


 

Magnetic Blocks

Magnetic blocks bring all the cool things that regular wooden blocks bring- building towers and castles and rockets and more - Working with shapes and the tactile feel of wood.

 

Now with magnets, you can build things sideways or upside down! 

 

Learn more about the world thanks to magnets and magnetic fields. Engineer more complex structures that can withstand much more force than just wooden blocks alone!

 

See how far your can take your imagination with magnetic wooden blocks.

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