Brand Profile: Uncle Goose
Whether you are searching for a baby shower gift or looking for educational toys for your children, Uncle Goose's modern take on traditional wooden blocks are beautiful additions to any playroom. Uncle Goose is a toy company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializing in handcrafted alphabet blocks. They are environmentally conscious, making their products from fast-growing sustainable Michigan basswood and non-toxic, child-safe inks. The blocks are made with a meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a set of heirloom toys that can be passed down through generations. In addition to the alphabet, each set of blocks has math symbols, numbers and pictures of animals embossed on the sides.
These toys are more than a fun activity – they are also beneficial to children's learning and cognitive development. Research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, found that children who play frequently with blocks have better spatial reasoning abilities. The spatial reasoning skills that children develop eventually enable them to perform basic tasks such as loading the dishwasher (which parents will love and appreciate), and will help them succeed academically and professionally in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Block play has also been shown to aid in the development of motor skills, imagination, social skills, language, and early reading abilities.
At Room 2046, we carry a diverse range of Uncle Goose products. In addition to the Classic ABC Wooden Blocks and the Classic Lower Case ABC Wooden Blocks, we have a variety of blocks to help children learn new languages. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Polish, Russian, Hindi, Mandarin, and Japanese alphabet blocks are currently available in our store and online. We also have two sets of blocks introducing children to math and sciences. The Uncle Goose Groovie Math and Patterning Blocks are grooved blocks with debossed numbers, math symbols, and geometric shapes, and are used to teach sorting, ordering, opposites, and patterns. The Uncle Goose Elemental Blocks, depict the elements from the periodic table, showing their atomic number, symbol, and name. Since the designs on Uncle Goose blocks are so artistic, they can also be arranged in creative patterns and used as decorative pieces in nurseries.
Visit the Room 2046 store online or in person to take a look at our collection of Uncle Goose blocks and other products for children. Don't miss our One Stop Shop: Baby Shower blog post and our Pinterest Gifts for the Little One and Baby Baby Baby boards for more baby-related inspiration!