Let’s build!

As your child becomes more comfortable with block play, add some challenges with interconnecting blocks.

They’ll learn/develop:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Following directions
  • Cause & effect
  • Elements of design and building

Nurturing your child

Some tips for making the most of your play experience:

  • Demonstrate how the different pieces connect to each other and discuss the different shapes and colors of the pieces.
  • Allow your child to build freely.
  • Ask about their creation.

Some questions you might ask:

  • What piece will be next?
  • What would happen if …(make a suggestion, such as changing out blocks or going higher)
  • Is it (the item constructed) used for anything?
  • Why did they chose to build that object?
  • What’s the story of your building/design?

Additional ideas

Continue the learning by:

  • Drawing a plan for your own creation.
  • Building with everyday objects at home.
  • Using ideas in books to create building challenges.

 

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