Monday, October 5, 2009

Oct2_MDPatterns_SM

Anna got an awesome early birthday present from my work buddy Priya. It was Melissa and Doug Magnetic Pattern Blocks that I was eyeing myself for quite some time. Anna was very excited about it. The set comes with 12 patterns, and there are more online. A couple of good sites for patterns are:

  • Prekinders (found from MamaSmiles) and
  • Kelly’s Kindergarten (found from Monkey See Monkey Do).
  • After trying a few patterns, Anna chose “A Superman” for completion. Don’t ask me how she even knows who Superman is. It looks sometimes that cultural references are absorbed out of thin air. Of course, she knows of one cute Superman on Adventures in Mommydom, but he doesn’t really look like this picture :)
  • I hope that playing with Pattern Blocks will become standard in the house. If not Anna, then I will be playing with them!

10 comments:

whisperingwhispers said...

Those look really neat. I will have to check into them more for Selena. She has never shown much sign for wanting to put things together, until I guess last night while I was at church she actually play lego blocks with papa and they made a train and a tower. I was thinking about getting her some lincoln logs since I love to build buildings and houses. Thought that might get her more into the building awareness. I don't know I think back to being a child myself and I could hve cared less about such stuff, until I got a lot older.

MaryAnne said...

What a nice set! I bet the magnetic type is much less frustrating to work with since the pieces don't slide around as much. Anna did a great job making her superman!

Christy said...

Those are neat. We have the regular pattern blocks but I think the magnetic version is better.

Orange Juice said...

ive been eyeing these as well!!! I've been debating between the magnetic and the regular. I like the magnetic because I know Z would get frustrated if they moved but ???
What do you think?

Our Little Family said...

Ohh, we have this and LOVE it, too! Thank you SO much for sharing sites with more patterns. Maddie will appreciate it!

Susana said...

I contemplated these pattern blocks a while back b/c they were magnetic.

I love Melissa and Doug anything:-).

S said...

I love those! We have a couple of sets that are magnetic as well. In fact, the girls were playing with them just today. It's so cool to see what they come up with.

Ticia said...

That's been on my list of things I want to get. I got another set that I think will be good for traveling, but these look a lot more sturdy.

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

she did a great job with these.. i think i want them now! :) i mean...deen..of course :)

Adriana said...

Thanks for linking up! I have some of those pattern blocks but I wasn't sure what to do with them. Thank you for the links to the patterns.