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Schylling Alphabet Blocks review

Schylling Alphabet BlocksThe Schylling Alphabet Blocks are 48 wooden stamped alphabet blocks in a wooden carrying container. They’re exactly the right size to cause extreme pain to your foot when you accidentally step on them, but they’re the perfect size also for little hands to build stacking toys out of.

Maggie has been playing with her blocks since we got them, and for some reason they have to be in a particular order for her to be happy, so she spends a lot of time just reorganizing them and getting grumpy when you try to tell her what she’s holding.

Schylling Alphabet BlocksWhat I noticed about the blocks was that there’s something wrong with the spread of letters you get. At least in the black text on green side, you’re missing out on quite a few. At 26 letters in the alphabet I’d expect to see each letter represented once with dupes on a couple of them, but that wasn’t what happened.

While there are the missing letters in the other print and pressing sides, it would have been nice to have a complete alphabet in one font… as it stands the picture I have is abcdefghijklmn.p..s……. with five Gs for some reason.

Not that Maggie is going to notice for a while, but I think it would probably help if there were complete sets of matching fonts, even if there was only one.

The set comes with a plastic lid to keep the blocks in, but it’s pretty easy to defeat, and our blocks we picked up cheap because of the lid rail being broken. So evidently it’s easy to damage the box.

As wooden blocks go, they’re good. I just wish there was at least one block of everything in every font. That would make them just about perfect.

The Schylling Alphabet Blocks are available on Amazon for $11.99. They’re worth it even if I do have some hangups on the alphabet spread.

3.5 / 5 stars     

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.