Building blocks have been popular kids' toys for generations, and they never lose their appeal. Rosenberry Rooms has building blocks that encourage learning by presenting it as play. Hand-painted wooden baby blocks with letters give little ones a jump start on reading by teaching the ABCs. Alphabet Tot Towers by eeBoo are a new twist on the building block toy. This set comes with different sized blocks and uses visual images to help kids learn numbers, letters and words. The Wooden Block Set by KidKraft is a contemporary version of the block theme. With blocks in different shapes, kids can create unique designs while learning eye-hand coordination. The Contemporary Conflicting Block Set is more challenging because the blocks don't easily fit together. Unlike other building block sets, this one encourages innovating thinking. Looking for a new baby gift? The Stuffed Play Blocks by DwellStudio are soft, colorful and as cuddly as stuffed animals. They're machine washable and perfect for infants.