Chinese Character Wooden Blocks
This product is currently sold out.
This 32 block set reveals a debossed Mandarin Chinese character representing the word for an animal. On its opposing side, find the same character paired with its English translation. See a hand crafted picture of the animal on yet another side. Also featured: a stroke grid, Mandarin/English numbers; plus a bold Chinoiserie design.
Size: 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.75"
About Uncle Goose
Other than our silly yet sophisticated mascot, no one at Uncle Goose wears a suit to work. It's not that we don't care how we look. Take one glance at our products, and you'll see how much we love inspired design. As artists and creative craftspeople, we can’t take ourselves suit-and-tie seriously.
We feel flattered when we see our blocks featured in exalted locales all over the world. You’ll discover our products in museums, boutiques, design shops, and toy stores. And of course, you’ll find us in your smartest friends’ playrooms and nurseries.
Uncle Goose makes wooden blocks. We handcraft every set in Grand Rapids, Michigan, using choice materials from around the Great Lakes.
However, life is about so much more than looking good and being seen in all the right places. For us, it’s about fun, creativity, and thoughtfulness. Uncle Goose exists because we love what we do. We don't want to imagine a world without our timeless, hand-made wooden blocks.
As you might suspect, working at a toy company can be an entertaining way to earn a living. A spirited worker might concoct a contest based on how graceful we can look while packing products. An embossing mishap once transformed into a 15,000 block castle in the middle of the shop floor… all for a social media post. And during the holiday rush, at least one of our employees will embrace the cliché and dress like a frolicsome yet hardworking elf.
While we're a playful lot, we’re also socially and environmentally considerate. We source our products using fast-growing sustainable basswood. And Uncle Goose uses non-toxic, child-safe inks on all our blocks.
Why such fastidious attention to detail? One hundred years from now, a child will be playing and learning with the same set of heirloom blocks we made today. Our products need to do more than look photogenic: they need to embody what it means to be beautiful and sustainable.