Building Blocks for Learning
Building blocks are simple, yet exceptional, educational toys. They inspire creativity, engage the mind, and are practical tools to help kids learn a number of important skills from creativity to literacy.
Wooden blocks are great for learning the alphabet, numbers, animals, and more. Blocks grow with your child and can be used to teach about physical dimensions like width, length, and height. Enterprising educators use the wooden blocks to demonstrate mathematical problems such as additions, subtractions, and even fractions as children mature. During cooperative play, blocks are great for developing social skills like sharing, taking turns, and developing strategies together.
What Research Says
It is well known that toy blocks serve as building blocks for children's creativity. Research also shows a strong link to literacy development. A recent study reported in the October 2007 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine finds a strong association between playing with building blocks and a significant increase in language scores in young children. On average, kids who played with blocks scored 15 percent higher on their language assessment than those who did not.
Non-Toxic and Safe
The learning wooden blocks you'll find at ChildTrek are child-safe and non-toxic.