Building blocks - how did we create a better block?

Building blocks from Rokenbok - award winning toys

How do you make a better building block...

...and why would you want to make one?

Most American children have grown up playing with blocks; they continue to be a mainstay of preschools and kindergartens everywhere.  And for good reason...academic research shows that construction toys are really good for kids!  (See our summary of the r