Build belonging and foster dreams with these toy cubes

  • These cubes help kids learn occupations that different mothers have
  • Approachable illustrations highlight diverse mother-and-child dynamics
  • A lightweight construction and carrying handle mean on-the-go fun

Comprised of 10 cubes that stack to about 3 feet tall, this educational toy explains the different jobs moms can have — from movie star to meteorologist — and provides prompts and corresponding vocabulary words.

These stacking cubes represent diversity in so many ways, from the varied occupations mothers can have to the diverse appearances of mothers and their children. The cubes offer straightforward questions, like “What animals have you seen at the zoo?” and more challenging ones, like “Name the most important thing you own. Could you ever give it away?” These reaffirming yet thought-provoking cubes are a great way to explore family, careers, vocab, and belonging. The company itself has a lot to love as well: Upbounders is minority- and mother-owned, and creates products with eco-friendly packaging.

Although these cubes are intended for kids ages 2 and up, a lot of the vocabulary and concepts will be tricky for kids under 5 to grasp, so kids younger than that will mostly be building motor skills via play.

Socially and environmentally conscious households. Single mother households. Big families. Those looking to promote diversity and inclusion.


This set comes with 10 stacking blocks in descending sizes featuring a diverse group of women in various family and career roles. Each cube also features a conversational prompt to inspire the next generation.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 2+

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Madison Patterson

Madison Patterson

Madison Patterson is an editorial assistant at the Pop Insider, the Toy Insider, and the Toy Book. When she isn't writing, the Seattle native can be found reading the classics, watching football, and scouring the city for New York's best vintage.