I’ve told you before.
I’m a wood toy snob.
Unfortunately, when the Guidecraft Interlox building toy entered our home . . . it had a competitor.
A wood opponent.
Yet even this wood look-a-like has never been a favorite with the Granola children.
Me . . . I’m the one who put the similar building toy on my children’s wish list a few years back . . . and it isn’t uncommon that I end up playing with it when it is displayed on a Tot Tray.
However, the Interlox got even less enthusiasm than its wood counterpart.
Maybe it was because I took the fun out of it. I had defined boundaries and expectations for this building toy.
I had a desired outcome that I engineered in the school room.
I never pulled the Interlox out to encourage my children to creatively play with. Boo-hoo on me.
I had Sir Honey sort by color . . . I know, rather boring . . .
And Gabe did have a delightful time playing mailman to the Quaker Oats box -- that had the perfect hole that allowed for safe passage of an Interlox piece.
Other Guidecraft Moms weren’t quite so dull as me . . . so don’t judge this toy by our experience . . . we just like the feel and texture of wood.
After taking a sneak peak at some of the other reviews . . . you could:
- stack the squares
- create houses, fences, rocket ships, etc.
- make patterns
Call me old fashioned.
Actually, Guidecraft has had me spoiled with all of the other toys we have tried out from them!
I blame Guidecraft!
As a Guidecraft Mom blogger, this product was given to me for review purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.