When it comes to wooden educational toys, I believe many parents think of wooden building blocks for kids for the first time. In fact, different stages of the baby play blocks are different. So when should a baby start playing with building blocks?
Building blocks can give full play to children's artistic potential. However, whether the building blocks can play this role depends on whether the building blocks and playing methods chosen by parents are suitable for children.
Children before the age of 1 haven't formed a real concept of space. So that kind of standard hexahedron, with a certain texture, in line with the mechanical principle of building blocks, for them, little significance. It's best to choose interesting cloth blocks with bright colors, animals, fruits and other patterns, so that children can perceive the color and recognize objects and make sense of touch, so as not to worry about hard blocks hitting children. Rainbow building blocks are also a good choice.
Of course, if not prepared such toys, plush dolls, books and so on can also play such a role.
More than one year old baby's space consciousness is gradually formed, and began to try to put things together layer by layer. Even if there are no blocks, they like to pile everything up in one place and happily watch them fall down.
Because the child's body control, hand and eye coordination ability is not very good at this period, we should choose light building blocks to prevent the building blocks from collapsing and hurting the children. At the same time, the building blocks should not be too big for children to grasp.
Children over 2 years old have developed their spatial concept, language and thinking, and their coordination ability of hands and eyes has also been enhanced, so they can do some more complicated things. At this time, parents can choose standard building blocks. For example, two semicircles can form a circle, and two short blocks can form a long block. These blocks can give children more space for creation and expression.
When building blocks, children need to use their hands flexibly, which can promote the development of fine movements. At the same time, When the scattered wooden building blocks are piled into complex shapes, the ability of hand-eye coordination can also be trained.
Children built houses and other objects, in fact, can be seen everywhere in life. They must first learn to observe, and then in the process of playing the wooden block set into the things observed in daily life. The observation ability is cultivated unconsciously.
Often use wooden building blocks to build different shapes, which can train children's spatial imagination.
When children play with each other, they can inspire each other, which is also good for cultivating children's ability to get along with others.
Education Through Entertainment
Children can learn a lot of knowledge when playing with building blocks. For example, some wooden number blocks, wooden letter blocks, children can learn mathematics, language when these building blocks. Like colored building blocks can cultivate children's imagination in color.