During Hurricane Sandy, my family and I were luckily to never lose power. With the city and surrounding areas and its people being displaced, we weren't in a rush or really having to be anywhere. Schools were closed and my the husbands' job lost power. Being home for a full week was a great way for our family to slow down and do what we could via donations to assist with the relief efforts.
Since we spent most of our time at home, we also found ourselves keeping busy and one of the girls favorite games was to create with our Tegu blocks (check out my full review here). Both of my daughters - ages 4 and 16 months - had fun flexing their imaginations and creating simple structures to more complex projects like train stations and a castle that easily connected thanks to the enclosed magnets. They were also a lot of fun for the whole family to get involved with as we all worked together to create.
Piccolini, a fun boutique in NYC that offers a cute collection of clothing, toys and books for babies and toddlers, is a great place to find Tegu blocks. One of our favorites is the Endeavor Set that allows everyone from ages 0+ the chance to build and discover with its 22 blocks that are in four shapes: 6 mega planks, 4 long planks, 8 medium columns, and 4 short planks. The possibilities really are endless and Tegu is a great gift for the holidays as it focuses on creativity, imagination and fun for kids of all ages.
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