About Nautical Blocks with Canvas Bag by Uncle Goose
These bold Nautical Blocks feature all 26 debossed letters of the alphabet. Each block displays matching semaphores, NATO phonetics, and Morse codes. Two more sides sport an illustrated knot plus a colorful maritime signal flag.
Displayed on a mantle or coffee table, the Nautical ABC Blocks by Uncle Goose can enhance a nautical theme in any room. As they grace your beach home, guests will be tempted to spell out their names in flags or in Morse code. Let them – these blocks may be decorative, but they’re also fun to touch and stack! The matching canvas storage bag features a big blue anchor – but will you ever store these blocks away?
- 26 – 1.75″ Baswwood Cubes
- Crafted from sustainable Michigan basswood
- Printed using non-toxic inks
- Ages 2+
Uncle Goose blocks look beautiful. Some people buy them as office or home decorations. That’s great. But don’t be surprised when you or your guests start fiddling with them. They’re touchable and lovable, and people of all ages long to play with them.
Uncle Goose blocks are made by hand. Talented craftsmen and women have personally touched and labored over each block in your set. You can probably feel the love and care that went into making each block. The blocks are made out of fast-growing American basswood trees that grow in the Great Lakes area. These trees are a renewable resource. Basswood (Linden) is a hardwood, so it’s sturdy. And yet, it feels soft and pleasant to touch. The light color makes it easy to read the words and see the images we print on the blocks. Basswood grain is more delicate than other woods — you can see it, but it often fades into the background. Some say the American Basswood is odorless, but take a whiff. It’s a light, pleasant, and unobtrusive smell. If you’re in the Midwest or Great Lakes region, you’ll often see basswood growing in yards as a shade tree. Some of your favorite musicians may have guitars made out of basswood.
The Uncle Goose blocks are untreated. No varnish, no polish, no sheen, no gloss. In part, this is for your safety. If a curious child licks or chews a block – the child will discover that plain basswood tastes bland and uninteresting. A child is likely to discover that licking our blocks isn’t nearly as fun as playing with them. Further, the lack of coating actually contains a little bit of magic. As you play with your blocks, the oils in your hands will slowly penetrate the wood. Over time, you’ll create your own soft sheen, with your own DNA. We like to think that when you pass these heirloom toys down to the next generation, your unique DNA will be passed down to the next generation, too. Over time, you may see and feel worn sides on your untreated toy. You may even see scratches and dents. This is evidence of love. We hope you’ll use generational wear and tear as an opportunity to create a story that will help preserve your unique family history.
You can clean your blocks lightly with a damp cloth and mild detergent, but avoid getting the embossed sides wet. Moisture is more likely to cling to the crevices, making them more susceptible to damage. Clean them only when absolutely necessary. They’ll last generations.Back to Top