Blocks are not just fun for kids to play with but can also help them in many ways! Block play stimulates learning in all domains of development, intellectual, physical, and social-emotional and language. This helps children in so many ways: improving their hand and finger strength, strengthening core through heavy lifting, developing creative skills, learning about balance, geometry and gravity through blocks. Depending on the size of the blocks, children can use blocks to sit on, stack several high, and climb on top of. Children learn the feeling of being powerful, lifting the blocks above their heads, stacking them higher than themselves. Blocks have given us the opportunity to use our bodies by lifting heavy blocks, making pathways, building forts, bridges and structures such as houses and trains. Children are beginning to create scripts and expand their language with blocks.
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