Five reasons on why educational building toys are great. Using blocks are fun, especially when we have a variety to choose from. We also know that it keeps the kids busy for awhile (yes!), but let me give you a few reasons on why educational building toys are useful and the skills they develop as they learn.
Strength & Coordination
It gets those muscles moving and builds up strength in fingers and hands as they stack up or pull apart, plus increases eye-hand coordination when they fit them together.
Kids develop new words as they learn to describe sizes, shapes, colors, positions, and plans.
Math & Science is Taught
They learn math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting and even multiplying with blocks. With science they are studying gravity, balance and geometry by figuring out how it all works.
Being creative is a big part of building. No two masterpieces ever have to be the same and each time they play something new is discovered.
Cooperation for All Ages
Even adults like blocks and they can get down to a toddlers level and enjoy themselves. I personally love seeing my boys work together – the 13yr old teaching the 5yr old.
Educational Building Toys
Right now the project on the table (literally!) is the Air & Water Power Experiment Kit where they are learning physics by building two different air-and-water-powered systems: water-jet propelled cars and hydro-pneumo (which simply means air pressure and water pressure) powered engines.
They can construct up to 15 different models including a truck, excavator, radar car, tank, antique car, helicopter, motorbike, backhoe, rocket car, forklift, roadster, propeller plane, grinder, and cutting machine. So fun, right?!
Assessment Services, who makes this toy and other fun ones too, believe’s in the importance of hands on learning. They are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of educational manipulatives. Their learning tools are designed with educational enrichment in mind.
A rocket ship for the helipad on top of the fire station? Why not! The boys used Brackitz. These are really cool and unique blocks that connect every which way. The pieces can rotate and be turned at any angle, but the fun part is they move and swivel. They have wood ones too so you can choose!
Add more and more pieces to your collection as time goes on. Soon they’ll be building houses taller than themselves!
What educational building toys do your kids love to build?
WIN Brackitz + Thames & Kosmos Air & Water Power!
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