Uncle Goose

ABC blocks (1869)

The iconic Uncle Goose ABC blocks teach preschool children how to read, write, sort, and just have fun. Founded in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, the Embossing Company of Albany first manufactured the blocks in 1879, until its demise in 1955. Reissued in 1983 by Uncle Goose toys, these classic blocks are now made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The set of 28 blocks is crafted from sustainable Michigan basswood, then embossed and printed with a colorful range of non-toxic inks. Each block tells a story, and since there are several sides to any story, you’ll find a variety of animals, numbers, math symbols, and four full alphabets. The Uncle Goose blocks are available in 21 different languages.

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