As parents, we're always looking for toys that will be played with over the course of many many years (or so we hope). I've had my fair share of regretful toy purchases, and if I could do it all over again, I'd probably only buy a handful of toys. One of the things I would definitely get is blocks. But blocks come in all sorts of brands and forms, and my vote goes to Janod! It's one of those things kids can use repetitively and for different purposes. Like legos, they encourage imaginative play and can take on any story.