I love finding different manipulatives to use and blocks are one of my favorites. I came across these magnetic wooden Tegu Blocks on Amazon and had to have them. I find them to be addicting - if I see them I have to try and build something with them. Oliver is always hesitant to play with a new toy and it usually takes a couple of attempts to get him to really enjoy something, but these were a hit the first time! He had fun making them go 'click' and was trying to figure out the polarization aspect of magnetism. It will be a long time before he understands that concept, but fun to play and learn!
"Mommi... a '7'!" (his version of the number 7... love the imagination)
We proceeded to build letters as well. Here he is busy forming an 'M'. He just loves his ABC's!