Oddblocks Principles

Why we’re here

As millennials, we are the last generation to grow up without smartphones. We’re also the first tribe of children to ever experience the internet. 

This gives our generation alone a precious lens by which we can thoughtfully compare worlds connected and not.

As many of us celebrate marriage and parenthood, we are now (or soon to be) responsible for the next generation of young minds. We must choose how we want our children to experience the world.

How we do things

Oddblocks believes in thoughtful parenting. 

We aim to understand the challenges young parents face in an ultra-connected world.

We endeavor to encourage mindfulness, foster imagination and create memorable moments for young families.

Oddblocks is a thoughtfully curated collection of wooden toys that promote meaningful play.

Our values

We are not perfect. We don’t claim to have all the answers. But we do run our shop with integrity, and act according to these guiding principles:

  • We believe adults can play, too. We hope to inspire laughter, imagination, learning and silliness for parents, children and people of all ages.
  • We will always be helpful. We’re here for you, no matter what.
  • Lots of people will tell you what you should do, or how you should feel. We hope to listen more than we speak, and make it OK for you just to be you.
  • The world needs more real human connection. We help you cultivate meaningful moments with the people that matter.
  • We oppose fast-fad addictive toys. Instead, we invite you to shop with intention, and offer timeless toys to simplify your life.