Nothing like good old fashion blocks. In fact, my pediatrician made me get some for my tots. And it is truly amazing how long they can spend playing with the blocks. And now that my 4 year old is spelling out words, it’s a whole new activity. So why not have blocks with different language characters? Makes sense if you want them to learn another language. Especially languages like Arabic and Chinese that have its own characters (instead of the Latin alphabet). The Chinese Blocks ($39.99) has 32 character blocks. It has a puzzle with a map of China, the flag and a yellow dragon. The Arabic Blocks ($39.99) come with 28 blocks and their separate form depending on where they are in the word. This set also contains 3 complete sets of numerals plus arithmetic operators and 28 animal pictures.