Let’s play with blocks! This activity is not only fun, but it helps your toddlers and preschoolers build skills needed for school. Among the things they learn:
- Spatial reasoning
- Building 3-D structures
To get started, all you need are some blocks – they can be any type.
Nurture your child
Some tips for making the most of your structured play:
- Look at all 6 sides of the blocks & talk about what you see.
- Challenge your child to build various structures.
- Ask your child to talk about what they are creating. Is there a story they would like to share?
- Create some challenges, such as: Can you use the blocks to make patterns? The tallest tower? The strongest? A fort for their favorite toys?
- Reminisce with your child about what you enjoyed building as a child.
- Build outside with large boxes or inside with books.