5 Reasons Block Building Matters
“Creativity is connecting things.” Steve Jobs
Quite simply, building with blocks is the ultimate science investigation: trial, error, adjust, repeat. Even better than that, the mental, social, and physical growth that occurs with building is much more fun than work!
5 Great Tips and Benefits for Block Building
Tip 1: Get down on the floor and build with your child. Demonstrate strategies and challenge each other. Builds motor skills.
Tip 2: Combine block play with stories and props. Get out the toy cars, animals and people. Builds imagination.
Tip 3: Use pictures or drawings of buildings, roads, bridges and tunnels for inspiration. Builds problem solving.
Tip 4: Use adjectives and prepositions as you build. “I am putting the yellow triangle behind the blue cylinder.” Builds language acquisition.
Tip 5: Taking turns and listening to anothers ideas are great skills to practice. Builds social skills.
My current block crush is Tegu. They really matter!