We build toys. Some of those toys change the world. Toy blocks are not just trending because they are popular today, but it’s also proven through a well-documented scientific study that children learn faster in their early years if they have allotted a considerable time playing with construction toys. Building with blocks provides one of the most valuable learning experiences available for young children. Block play stimulates a center of learning in all domains of development, cognitive, bodily, social-emotional and language.
Building toys seem ideally suited to the purpose. Studies suggest they can help kids develop
- motor skills and hand-eye coordination,
- spatial skills,
- a capacity for creative, divergent thinking,
- social skills, and
- Mathematical and language skills.
Motor skills and hand-eye coordination
The act of small movements like grasping and picking small objects. This can also develop eye and hand coordination of your toddlers, and it is extremely important for children to develop these motor skills at an early age.
Through critical thinking about whether a piece will fit, cause the structure to fall down or form the shape they desire, your child will utilize and foster spatial reasoning.
Capacity for creative, divergent thinking
Using the imagination boosts cognitive, academic, language and social growth The simplicity of building toys is what allows children to design and create whatever they can imagine and determine the best method in which to make their structure. These skills are what make children become well-rounded, independent and successful adults.
Construction toys facilitateinteraction and develop communication with others As children work together to build a structure, they must first learn to communicate their ideas, listen to their partner’s suggestions and collaborate to find the best method.
Language and mathematical skills
Expand language abilities as they discuss the size, shape, colors, comparisons and other aspects of building toys.
• Learn and practice math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting, matching and sequencing.
In fact, it’s more beneficial for a modern-day child to play with blocks and create things using the various parts available on these toys.
The usual things they will learn inherently will include center of gravity, surface friction, potential energy and several more scientific principles.