This is the original blog and review of our Hello Pear Alphablocks, as written up by one of our fave mama / teacher / bloggers, Lauren, from www.teachertypes.com - for the original blog post click HERE.
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I am so privileged to bring you this beautiful product today - the Hello.Pear wooden Alphablocks!Their dedicated creator Johanna is based here in Adelaide, which makes it all the more special for me to share. These blocks are hand made with painstaking love and care - you can tell when you hold them how many hours of work have gone into them. It's something special to #shopsmall #shoplocal and #shophandmade. You are giving back to a real person and making a difference (I'm a brand rep & our set of blocks was kindly gifted for the purpose of this review).So I got to thinking and Miss M got to playing and we came up with 20 ways to play (and use) our Alphablocks.Just Play (of course)Use them in pretty flat lays (Johanna also stocks these cute prints!)Tower buildingSay Thank You
Make your nameLine them up like domines
Create a patternLearn Alphabetical order
Combine with other blocks to create BLOCK CITY!Nursery or kids bedroom decorLearn to differentiate between capitals and lower caseCount them!
Baby milestone photography
A pretty shelfieMake roads and paths for cars, trains or peoplePractise your spelling or sight wordsMeasure lengthA cute gender reveal announcement...--------
Not only does she create Alphablocks, but number blocks and dominoes. So educational! So fun! And oh so beautiful!
Due to the high demand of her product, and the time it takes to create them, Johanna's online store is temporarily closed, and she'll be announcing on her Instagram page, when the next re-stock is ready to sell, so if you're interested stalk her page and you'll have to be quick!
Thanks again to Johanna - we look forward to many more hours of play and learning.
You can shop our favourites - the handpainted alphablocks, with handpainted alphabet & numbers, sealed in a beautiful house made beeswax and coconut oil mix HERE.
You can shop the handmade alphablocks with sticker alphabet varnished on (as seen in Lauren's blog) HERE. This set is suitable for older children who are past the point of wanting to chew everything in their grasp :)