Building Blocks for Kids

Building blocks for kids are toy with interlocking building material. It is simple, easy to play and fun.This toy is suitable for toddlers, kids, teenagers and adult.

Cute Doraemon building blocks
Doraemon building blocks

This educational toy also known as building toy, construction toys, construction set, toy blocks or building bricks. Building block is one of the most classic and popular educational toys in the world.

Building blocks have many variant in size, theme and material. The common shape of classic wooden blocks are square, rectangle, triangle and arc.

While blocks from plastic material usually have more various blocks and special accessories, like transparent lights, rubber wheels and fabric flags.

The kids will find these building blocks are interesting. First of all, the blocks has bright colors with attractive combination. The example is shown in Doraemon blocks, one of Japanese popular cartoon with combination of blue, white, red, black and yellow.

Secondly, the kids can take the blocks and make the construction set by themselves. They are piling up or connecting the blocks one by one. The construction may not perfect, but they make it on their own.

Thirdly, building blocks have lots of themes and the block manufacturers always release trending themes, like cartoon characters, superhero movies or sport cars. So the kids will always have new blocks to explore.

So if you are looking for good toys for kids and toddlers, then building blocks can be your perfect choice.

Building Block as an Educational Toy

Standard unit blocks for kids
Standard unit blocks

With so many block shapes and attractive colors, the kids will enjoy playing the blocks.

In fact, building block is also an educational toy which offer many playing benefits. The benefits are intellectual benefit, creative benefit, physical benefit and social benefit.

Intellectual benefit

The kids will get intellectual benefit as they learn how to pile up or connect the blocks properly. They learn from mistakes and try to find the solution. In addition, by playing building blocks, the kids and toddlers also can learn about colors and shapes.

Creative benefit

Building blocks enable the kids to make their own constructions, following their imagination. As it is an endless game, the kids can practice their creativity to make different construction over and over again.

Physical benefit

For toddlers and younger kids, building block brings physical benefit while they are grasping and piling up the blocks. In addition, this activity also help to improve their eye and hand coordination.

Social benefit

As the kids can make the construction blocks together with their friends, then they can learn to coordinate and work together with others. Or they can play the blocks with their mom, dad, sister or brother. This way, they will get social benefit as well.

With many good benefits on it, building blocks are highly recommended for kids and toddler. It’s a good idea to let the kids learn a lot of things while they are playing.

Building Blocks Models

We can find lots of building blocks model in the store. Some of popular building block models for kids and toddlers are wooden blocks, magnetic block, toddlers blocks, nano blocks and erector sets.

Wooden building blocks

Let's the kids learn their first word
ABC wooden blocks

Wooden building block is a classic building block. This kind of blocks have many variants. One of them is alphabet blocks or ABC blocks, with a picture, a letter or a number on each side of the block.

The other is standard unit blocks or kindergarten blocks, a standardized wooden blocks which we commonly find in kindergarten class rooms.

Wooden building blocks are suitable toys for kids and toddlers.

Magnetic building blocks

Simple blocks for kids and toddlers
Castle magnetic blocks

Magnetic building blocks are building blocks with embedded magnets. It will be fun for the kids and toddlers to playing magnetic blocks because they are connect the blocks easily. Most of magnetic blocks have beautiful designs and attractive color.

Magnetic blocks are available in plastic and wooden material. If you want to give magnetic blocks for toddlers, please check the blocks carefully. We need to make sure the material are safe for toddlers.

Blocks for toddlers

Toddler blocks
Toddler blocks

Building blocks for toddler are toy blocks with big dimension, which are suitable and safe for toddlers.

It is a good idea to let toddlers learn something while they are playing. Building blocks will be good toys to introduce them to colors, letter or number.

With the attractive color blocks like red, green, blue and orange, toddlers will enjoy their playing time.

Construction set for toddlers and younger kids usually has simple design and free from any hazard.

Cute nano blocks
Donald & Daisy

Nano building blocks

Nano building blocks are construction set with smaller block dimension. This toy block model is not suitable for toddlers, due to the block size is too small for toddlers.

Older kids and teenagers will find this blocks are a challenging toy. A complex construction set may consists of hundreds blocks.

My favorite nano block themes are cartoon characters.

Lifter Erector Sets
Construction sets with metal parts

Erector sets

Erector sets are construction toys with metal parts. This construction set also known as motorized erector sets because some of them are equipped with powered motor.

Erector set may contains small parts, such as screws and nuts. For the consequence, this toy is recommended for kids 8 years old and up.

If the kids like mechanical parts, then they will enjoy playing erector sets. They will deal with tools and they may feel like ‘real’ mechanics.

Some products may offer special model for younger kids. So please read manufacturer review carefully before you buy it.

Related Links

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