There are two types of building blocks, flat and three-dimensional. Building blocks are usually cubic wooden or plastic solid toys. Generally, the surface of the building blocks is decorated with letters or pictures, allowing different arrangements or building activities. The building blocks have various styles and can be assembled into houses, various animals, etc. Almost every baby will have a building block toy. Building blocks are not just toys, but also tools for educating your baby. Because playing with blocks has many benefits for children.
The benefits of playing with blocks
Building block toys are the best early education toys for cultivating and exercising your baby’s intelligence. There are many benefits of playing with blocks. It provides more opportunities to use their imagination and creativity. Babies have to think about what to build before setting it up, observe and think about what kind of blocks to choose to reflect the image he imagined. Therefore, playing with building blocks is a good exercise for the baby’s imagination, structural thinking and modeling ability. And can develop the baby’s spatial perception, creativity, play the baby’s organization and understanding. And increase endurance and interest in building science.
What abilities can babies play with building blocks?
1. Through some action, process the visual input. Good hand touch, eye coordination is also good for general body coordination and balance.
2. The play of creativity and imagination can promote the baby to keep trying some new ideas. And can help them gradually form an innovative thinking and constantly find new ways to solve problems.
3. Conducive to the development of “spatial intelligence”. In the process of toy building blocks, the baby constantly studies the layout and structure. This helps them grasp the shape of objects, identify spatial orientation, and grasp two- and three-dimensional spaces and their transformations.
4. Help babies learn to draw conclusions through reasoning, including thinking forms such as mathematics, logical reasoning, and scientific analysis. This ability is needed for effective statistics, measurement, reasoning, induction, analysis, etc. in the process of children’s growth.
From this, we can know that building blocks are an intimate companion for baby’s games and an important teaching aid for educating babies. It is conducive to promoting the overall development of the baby’s body and mind. Learning from play is the most effective for babies. It will be a great pity if a baby lacks the experience of playing with blocks.