By Charlotte Bohn
Baltimore’s Child Magazine
I am not the type of mom who goes out and buys the very latest toy on the market for my child, but when father of four and mechanical engineer Scott Seligman approached me with his new innovative educational toy, Smarcks Smart Blocks, I was interested in seeing what his creation was all about, because my son loves blocks.
And these aren’t just blocks – they’re talking blocks. Well, some of them anyway. And not only do they talk, these interlocking plastic blocks, when connected to one another, actually teach lessons, on topics ranging from good manners to math. For example, an orange blocks says, “I am orange like the stripes on a tiger.”
Along with their obvious assistance in building hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, these colorful blocks really stand out because of their larger, chunkier size and shape, which makes them easier for little toddler hands to manage and put together.
The blocks are packaged in a variety of sets and educational themes: alphabet, music, nursery rhymes, shapes, math, and colors. The standard, introductory 70-piece set includes on blue talking smart block to get you started. You can add to this collection with additional talking blocks that are sold in separate three-piece sets.
For more information and to purchase, go online to www.talkingbuildingblocks.com BC