I mentioned that I wasn't able to resist this.
Free-play Column Set infant/toddler toy ($26.00)
These very smooth, satiny blocks arrived last week. They've been playing very nicely with Palumba's Building Sticks ($9.99, reviewed in November 2007 and a favorite at our house) and a few wooden friends. Arielle loves that she can now build multi-story structures.
The columns are definitely adding another dimension to her block play.