GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncle Goose® has built its reputation as the leading handmade toy block manufacturer in the World, the result of inspired design appeal and a deep understanding of the importance of learning through play. The company underscores that positioning today with its release of Hindi ABC Blocks, the first handmade set of its kind to feature characters from the Hindi language and an Indian-inspired animal pattern side in a variety of vibrant colors.
Hindi ABC Blocks become widely available nationwide next month at boutique toy stores, specialty gift shops and at www.unclegoose.com. The beautifully crafted block set has a retail price of $43 and includes 32 wooden blocks.
"This is the last of the three major languages for us to roll out, and as such I wanted it to be spectacular. It's an absolutely beautiful script and the animal designs by artist Susan Carpenter have that old world Indian charm," said Pete Bultman, owner of Uncle Goose. "It also represents our first collaboration with someone we found through the social media site Instagram. Something I feel we'll be doing more of in the future."
Hindi alphabet blocks represent Uncle Goose's 21st foreign language set. The blocks are designed to inspire children to learn and appreciate the richness of the 5,000 year-old Hindi language and culture.
Uncle Goose's traditional alphabet blocks feature non-toxic inks and are made from sustainable basswood sources from the U.S. The unique blocks are stocked in many museums, including The Phillips Collection, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim.
ABOUT UNCLE GOOSE®
Founded in 1983, Uncle Goose created its first set of Classic Alphabet blocks in a family-owned workshop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since then, the company has created a wide array of wooden block sets that are loved by children and families all over the world. Today, Uncle Goose continues its family tradition of handcrafting both classic and specialty blocks that celebrate a love of learning and design. For more information, visit unclegoose.com.
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