Benefits of Building Blocks for Toddlers
Building blocks, bricks and building toys have been shown to be essential for maths and numbers learning. When you toddler is given a set of building blocks they will first explore how the blocks feel in their hands, and may knock the blocks together or onto the ground to explore the sound they make. Once this initial understanding is established toddlers move onto understanding cause and effect as they stack, knock over and rebuild.
Their social skills also improve through this type of play as their confidence builds with each more complex build. Building blocks, whether plastic or wood are an excellent toddler toy full of developmental benefits for your child.
Duplo is an excellent introduction for children from 2 years old with larger format bricks and simplex construction, Duplo still introduces children to the concept of open-ended play.
Leapbuilders from LeapFrog are a new toddler building block and offer classic construction play along with smart blocks that trigger sounds and lights for interactive play.