Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rokenbok ROK Blocks Review and Giveaway

When Miss H was about 18 months old, I decided that she will probably grow up to be an engineer like her Daddy. Not only did she love to build towers with blocks at that age, but we could entertain her in restaurants by having her stack creamer cups. Now that she is four, she also has a huge imagination and loves to make up stories about whatever it is she is building.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review Rokenbok ROK Blocks. When the set arrived, Miss H was so excited to take all the parts out of the box. As a follow-the-directions kind of person, I immediately headed for the instruction manual to figure out how to assemble the airplane from the Deluxe Preschool Building Set that I was provided.

There we were sitting side by side on the floor together. I was pouring over the instructions, and Miss H was "helping." After awhile, she figured out that it was boring just watching me put the airplane together, so she started playing with the blocks herself. Before I knew it, she said, "Look Mom! It's a "cuper-duper!!" (She makes up words, too.)

I was so focused on "making something" that I completely ignored the fact that my child A) loves blocks and B) has a huge imagination. She taught me a huge lesson about how important imaginitve play is for children of all ages, and that I should probably use mine more.

Once I came to my senses, she I and sat together and just created. We built towers, and castles, and so much more. We both love how the ROK Blocks can be built up and out, as opposed to other sets that can only go up.

I love that all the Rokenbok products come with a lifetime guarantee. In this day and age when toys are getting more and more expensive while being produced with less quality, a lifetime guarantee is something that I find extremely valuable.

In the end, we are all having a great time with the ROK Blocks. I did even manage to make that airplane!

Rokenbok has generously offered one Deluxe ROK Blocks Preschool Building Set to one of my readers, a $50 value!

RULES: Mandatory entry must be completed before any other entries will count. The giveaway will run from today through 9PM on 3/25/2011. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Please make sure that your email is part of your profile, or otherwise include it in your comment. If I can't email you, you won't win, sorry.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Rokenbok web site and leave a comment telling me which product your children would love.

EXTRA ENTRIES (please leave one comment per extra entry):
Good luck!

Disclosure: I received the Rokenbok ROK Blocks Deluxe Preschool Building Set for the purpose of this review. All opinions are mine.


Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Precious!! Love how into the blocks your little lady is. I"d love these for my son for when he gets older. I love the little RC cars and the stuff you can "haul" in them. My hub would like that too!

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Nymph said...

love all ROK Blocks but I love the advanced builder models with the shutes and trains, remote controls... My kids both love those blocks - with duplos they only build towers - now I am getting vehicles, houses and even a shoe lol

Momma Rabbit said...

I was looking to get these for my two children, but was unsure if they would one them. My son's imagination is really starting to take off so I am looking for toys that he can use his imagination and be creative. After reading your review and seeing how much your daughter enjoys them, I have no doubt both my kids will like them. My son is really into construction and hauling things so I think he would enjoy the construction series or the RC cars as well. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it was really helpful!

Nymph said...

oh - forgot - :)

Roo's Mama said...

We like the action sorter and conveyor :) Following Rokenbok on twitter and facebook and like cultivating rosebuds on FB!