Blocks belong to a toy box of any child!
Playing with blocks is so much fun! During block play I experiment with my muscles, senses, vocabulary and emotions. It encourages me to use my imagination as well! I’m currently obsessed with building towers, but I also enjoy knocking down my tower (once it’s high enough) just to see my blocks fall all over the place!
Listed below are a few activities you can do with your child to support learning:
- Make a demolition game of knocking down a short tower of blocks (again, my favorite!).
- Make a game of filling and dumping blocks from a small bucket.
- Build a short wide tower. Place a small animal on top and cover with a fabric square to make a bed.
- Add toys (wheel barrow, wagon, shopping cart) to move blocks around and extend learning.
- Make a tape “road” on the floor to push ”block cars” on.
- Cut a block-sized hole into a large sturdy box to use as a mail box in a block area.
- Play “Copy Me.” Arrange two or three blocks simply and see if your child can replicate.