*This post is sponsored by Lakeshore Learning. I received free product to facilitate my post. All opinions are my own.

Lakeshore is introducing a fun new line of educational toys for the home! From cool building sets and discovery toys to hands-on educational games, Lakeshore’s Learning at Home products get kids excited about learning! Available at Lakeshore Learning Stores across the country starting TODAY well as online at www.lakeshorelearning.com/home. As a former teacher, I LOVED everything that Lakeshore had to offer. I am so excited to see their already fabulous line of products expanding. All of their new “Learning at Home” items are wonderful and so worth checking out!!

photo(32)We were blessed to receive a set of the Soft and Safe Washable Alphabet Blocks.…and my  kids LOVE them! While designed with younger children in mind, all four of my children (even my kindergartner and second grader) have had a ton of fun playing with these blocks. I initially chose this product to use in our church nursery, and now I think my kids are going to have a hard time letting them go!

The blocks are soft and squishy, so unlike regular wooden blocks, moms don’t need to worry about their young children getting hurt while playing. If blockpilethe tower topples – no problem! The blocks are super soft, with both soft fabric and soft vinyl coverings. The blocks feature the letters of the alphabet in bright vibrant colors, and feature two different pictures of objects that start with that letter. Early exposure to the letters coupled with natural opportunities to talk about letters, colors, sounds, and new vocabulary words make these blocks a must-have for every house with young children. If safety and opportunities for early learning weren’t enough reason to check these out….they are machine washable!! When I saw that these blocks could be tossed into a washing machine, I knew they were just right…even for our busy church nursery! If a child inevitably puts a block in their mouth – just toss it in with the wash! These blocks are durable, and will withstand a trip in the washing machine or the feistiest of toddlers!

Whether you’re the nursery coordinator at your church, the director of a daycare, an early childhood educator, the parent of a young child, or a friend or family member looking for a fun and creative gift, the Soft and Safe Washable Alphabet Blocks are right for you! (And if you hurry, they’re currently on sale!)

Visit www.lakeshorelearning.com/home to see the complete selection of Learning at Home products.