Alphabet Nesting & Stacking Blocks

byMelissa & Doug

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Brightly colored animals and familiar objects illustrate the letters of the alphabet on these cardboard blocks. Nested, the ten vibrant blocks fit into the included carrying case. Stacked, they form a tower nearly three feet high! Ages 2+.

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Dimensions:5.75" H × 5.67" W × 5.75" LShipping weight:1.5 lbs.UPC:000772127820

Appropriate for ages: 2 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Alphabet Practice My daughter got this as a first birthday toy and she loved it. She could work on stacking the blocks and making them fit together. As her knowledge of the alphabet came, it was perfect to practice her letters and related words.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these blocks. I purchased these blocks for a two year old. Her 5 and 7 year old siblings love it too. Durable product.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wish it wasn't cardboard. I really do like this product I just wish it wasn't cardboard.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My son loves it! At first when my father wanted to buy this blocks I thought my son (2 years old) wouldn't mind them, but hey I was SO wrong! My son loves to pile them up, to put them together in the box, the box it came has a rope handle that he loves to carry around. The only I didn't like is that he have this toy for less than a month and some boxes are already kinda damaged I was roping it was wooden but it's actually kindda cardboxy
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great toy! My 1 and almost 3 year old boys both LOVE this toy, my oldest stacks it up and youngest knocks it over while they both laugh. It's also great just for pointing out letters and colors. My oldest son's favorite block is the Dinosaur! Stores easily and very durable.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good concept, not durable The concept was great, my daughter loves to stack things and we are practicing the alphabet. However, they are basically cardboard boxes. She has bent a few and likes to try to rip the decoration off. Part of the problem is my rough and tumble child, but the other is the design. Does not live up to the durability we have come to love in all the other Melissa and Doug products we have.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good - but not as sturdy as I hoped I received this as a gift with one box missing. We couldn't get it replaced at the store since they said we wouldn't have gotten it that way - yes we did. Not a huge issue since the kids are young (1 & 2 yrs old). However 3 of the middle sized boxes broke/split pretty quickly. I am trying to find out if I can purchase replacement parts from melissa & Doug since the kids love these boxes (STILL!).
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible! This product is very similar to the stacking animal blocks. There is a serious glaring exception which make it a product to avoid. Unlike the animal blocks which are constructed of wood held together with a strong adhesive along each side, these alphabet blocks are constructed of cardboard and held together by a thin layer of glue between the paper and cardboard. Needless to say, my two year old has made fairly short work of them. She put a bit of weight on one of the larger blocks and it crumpled, and was easily able to disassemble another in one curious tear of the paper which is so loosely glued as to allow easy peeling and tearing of large strips. Worst toy I have ever bought from this company and I am left wondering why they would cheap out on the alphabet when at the same time doing such a great job on the animal block which have withstood the same treatment. I seriously hope they go back to the drawing board on this one and create a stronger version. With Disappointment, Shane
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beautiful but CHEAPLY made! Picked up this item today at the store because my girls (twins) were ready for something like this. Beautiful blocks! Brought them right home to test out. Babies loved playing with them but (literally) within 5 minutes I noticed that some designs on the box were stickers and that corners were already beginning to peel off! Plus, within that time period, the design (on paper, I'm guessing) was already starting to disintegrate from use. SO DISAPPOINTING! It was a great value until I saw how it held up -- now I have to see if the store will even take them back as a return (unlikely). Complete waste of money (and time)- DO NOT BUY THESE!
Date published: 2012-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! all 3 of my kids love this toy! even my 7 year old still plays with the blocks! she loves building interesting things, while the younger ones love the blocks for the learning aspects. every child can enjoy this!
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this product! all 3 of my children love these stacking blocks. each one for a different reason. even my 7 year old plays with them just for the stacking and building castles and whatnot with them. i love that they have so much fun and then it packs away into a small space! great toy!
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I love this tower, I bought it because of the similarity to a Montessori Pink Tower without the hefty price tag. My boys love it and I have given it as a gift as well. I even recommended it to others on my blog.
Date published: 2012-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous gift for 1 yr old! We absolutely love this set of nesting blocks. Since our 16 month old received this for his birthday, we have spent countless hours stacking and restacking these blocks for him to knock down. We also practice his ABCs and his colors using these blocks.
Date published: 2011-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift for first birthday and on... My daughter received this as a gift for her first birthday and she loves it. It is so much fun to build and then breakdown all while learning the alphabet. She is now almost three and still plays with it daily. I have gone out and bought this for two of her cousins.
Date published: 2010-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would give this as a gift anytime This product is one of the only toys that my daughter always goes to several times a day. They keep her entertained even though she has tons of toys these are by far one of her favorites! The pictures on the block co-inside with the letters so I will ask her what starts with "A" and she will point to the alligator and so on. I think this toy makes spending time with your little one an interactive educational experience. I now give this as a gift to everyone who is expecting or as Shower gift, Christmas presents or Birthday Presents. Actually I am wondering if you can buy Wholesale as I seem to be buying these at least once a month!! Go out and buy these you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2010-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from poor condition A friend bought these for our child. I can see how it will be a great interactive learning tool. However, the actual boxes are not in mint condition. Some of the boxes have tears in the corners. There is a small food stain inside one of the boxes! This product looks like it has been used and played with a lot. In the interest of saving time and resources, I am probably not going to exchange the product. However, I am skeptical of buying anything off this site.
Date published: 2010-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third set...so far. I wouldn't say these are flimsy, but my daughter really gnawed on our first sets (she puts everything in her mouth). However, these are so inexpensive and so much fun, that I didn't mind replacing them. Both of my children stack the blocks, count them, and knock em down as hard as they can. No one gets hurt b/c their just cardboard (thankfully).
Date published: 2010-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them Our 20 month old love to stack these, knock them down, and also nest them. He also loves to point out the pictures that correspond with the with the letter - my favorite is the snake sipping soda with a straw. However, we can't figure out the U - and umbrella and then maybe an ugly duckling?
Date published: 2010-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A simple and excellent toy My grandson is 15 months old. He loves these blocks. He loves to build them up knock them over and fit them into each other. This is a toy they bring on all vacations and something he plays with everyday. We also count as he builds and soon will introduce the alphabet. We lost a couple of the blocks, therefore I am buying another set for him.
Date published: 2010-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of fun, but for how long My daughter received these for her first birthday. She loves watching us stack the blocks up and then knocking the tower over. She also really enjoys the pictures on the sides and can point out a number of the animals already. We have a lot of fun with these blocks! Unfortunately, after less than two weeks of use, the corners are already starting to dent and the paper is beginning to peel off of some of the blocks. I realize these blocks are meant to be stacked and nested, but of course kids are going to knock them over as well! We've played with other versions of these blocks (made by other companies) that are much more durable.
Date published: 2010-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not durable My kids got these for Christmas. They are made from cardboard and paper. My little girl had the paper eaten off the first week and my son had a couple of them broke down a couple weeks later. I really wish i would have paid the extra money for the wooden ones or shopped around from some wooden ones with the ABC's. I LOVE Melissa and Doug products and this is the first one i've been really dissapointed with.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun, but poor construction use of paint Great for stacking up high and asking where a specific animal is and watching my son go in circles looking at each block until he sees it and points to it! (He's only 14 months old too!)
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright and fun We saw these at a friend's house and got our own set. My 15th month old likes stacking them, or trying to stack them and definitely knocking them down. She also likes nesting them and unnesting them. They gave me an idea to use her nesting cups in the same way. I never tried stacking them, but they stack, too. And I was surprised to see how much she liked carrying around the box by its little red string handle. Just goes to show they think of everything. One thing really bothers me about this set: The box reads: STACK BY LETTER COLOR SIZE but I'll be durned if I can figure out what on earth they mean by stacking by color. I cannot find the pattern and it is driving me crazy.
Date published: 2009-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not teeth proof My 17month old son adores these blocks and we spend hours stacking and re stacking them inside of each other and on top to build towers. The down side of these blocks is that the finish has worn off and every corner, on each block, is pulled up, revealing just card board where the paper has pulled away and rubbed.
Date published: 2009-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! my 20mth old loves these stacking boxes! the colors are vibrant and the pictures coordinating with the letters on each box are fun and cute! he loves to stack them and knock them down.. also great for teaching the alphabet and animal names and sounds
Date published: 2009-07-13