I was on the fence about purchasing these due to the price but I’m so glad I did! The blocks are beautiful and well made, and they’re extremely soft! I’m not worried my 6mo will hurt herself playing with them because of how soft the wood feels. It almost feels velvety to the touch!
I wish the site showed what each letter of the alphabet was because these are not necessarily your traditional American letter associations. The only one that does not start with it’s letter is “x” they use fox. But really, when you approach it from a phonetics lense “X-ray” and “xylophone” really aren’t properly using the “x” sounds of “ks”. “X-ray” is literally you saying “ex” and xylophone is a special sound that the letter “xy” make of “zie”. So honestly, from a phonetics approach only word ending with “x” make the correct sound and that’s what led me to be okay with purchasing this block set.
I am going to share with anyone curious what each letter is associated with!
apple, bear, constellation, dinosaur, elephant, fig, giraffe, hippo, insect, jellyfish, kangaroo, leaf, moon, nest, orange, pineapple, queen, raccoon, seal, tree, umbrella, volcano, whale, fox, yak, zebra.