Blocks are a vital mainstay of childhood play, and parents Angela and Justin Clair have put a refreshing spin on the square staple with their Globe Totters City Blocks. Designed to educate even the youngest minds on culture and city life, each block features kid-friendly artwork (by founder, Angela) of famous landmarks, traditional food, transportation, wildlife and more, as it pertains to ten beloved cities: London, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Brooklyn, Seattle, San Francisco, Sydney, New York City and Amsterdam. Each 5×5 inch block boasts an engaging design on every side of the block, so kids can correlate the city in their hand with a handful of its most treasured traits. Just a sampling of some of the features: Paris boasts vibrant macaroons and the Eiffel Tower, Tokyo – the Sens?-ji Temple, Amsterdam – Van Gogh’s art, London – Buckingham Palace, and so much more. In addition to being happy about this organic introduction to culture, parents will appreciate that each block is handmade in Brooklyn, New York using 100% GOTS certified organic cotton fabric, and printed with non-toxic water based inks. The interior, which includes a jingle bell, is comprised of 100% biodegradable eco-fill PLA (derived from corn). City Blocks may be purchased individually or in a pair or as a collection. We love this enlightened way to put a small piece of the world, or the city you call home into your child’s repertoire.

+ Globe Totters $25

+ Globe Totters