What is a building block?
The building blocks are usually cubic wood or plastic solid toys. They are usually decorated with letters or drawings on each surface, allowing different arrangements or building activities. The building blocks have various styles, which can develop children’s intelligence, can be built into houses, various animals. Wait.
Building blocks help to develop intelligence, train children’s hand-eye coordination, and the arrangement, joints, rings, and symmetry in the blocks are good for the child’s intelligence. When building blocks, children must be involved in proportions, symmetry, etc., which is conducive to the early development of the concept of children.
Building blocks are conducive to children’s imagination, using a variety of different types of building blocks to build a physical object. Conducive to the cultivation of their imagination and creativity.
Method of choosing
0-1 years old: colorful cloth blocks
Children before the age of 1 have not yet formed a real sense of space. The standard hexahedron, bricks with a certain texture and mechanical principles are not very meaningful to them, so it is best to choose interesting blocks. Such as cloth blocks, it is soft, bright colors, and animal or fruit patterns, so that children can perceive color, recognize objects, develop touch, etc., and don’t worry about hard blocks hurting children. Of course, dolls, clothed animal toys, books, etc. can also play these roles if no such toys are prepared. Little babies like to put all the things they have in their mouths, so whether it is wooden blocks or bricks, it is safe and non-toxic.
1-2 years old: lightweight building blocks
The space consciousness of children over one-year-old is forming and will start to be high. Even if there are no bricks, they like to put everything together, and then watch it fall happily. If you paint on a building block, there are decorations such as a puppy, a kitten or a doll, and the child will prefer to play. Because the child’s body control and hand-eye coordination ability are not very good during this period, it is necessary to choose lightweight building blocks to prevent the child from being injured when the building blocks collapse. The blocks should not be too big for the child to grasp.
2-3 years old: standard size building blocks
The concept of space, language, thinking and imagination of children over 2 years old have been developed. The movement of hands and the coordination of hand and eye are enhanced, and things that are slightly more complicated can be done. At this time, you can choose the standard building blocks for him. For example, the two semi-circles are just in a perfect circle. The length of the two short blocks is exactly equal to a long building block. This building block can give children more space to create and express.
1. Don’t pour all the newly bought blocks at once to let the children play. This is not conducive to the child’s concentration, and once faced with too many things, the child will have a hard time making choices. You can gradually increase the number of blocks according to your child’s age and ability. Also, note that the shape of the building blocks is from simple to complex.
2. If you have the conditions, you can seclude the corner of the room as a game area, and lay a carpet or mat to let the children play freely.