Benefits to play with blocks
Playing with building blocks at any age is beneficial.
Game with blocks. Apparently simple,
While children play they fully develop.
Through block play, children have the opportunity to have mathematical and spatial learning. This is achieved when the child collects and feels the angels by square curves of wood or plastic. With the shape blocks in circles and triangles, they are learning what shape and proportion they have. With the green and red blocks, they can notice patterns and compare different features. Children usually build towers that sway, this is where the principle of physics and support come into play.
Mathematical thinking. A set of different size blocks and color can lead the little ones to the need to create sequences, classify them, group them.
Imagination and creativity. There are two types of blocks or bricks; those that arrive in mixed packs without instructions, and those that arrive with instructions to build a specific model. In any case, both can be used to let the imagination run wild and for children to build whatever they want, without limits.
Colors, forms, and numbers. With these type of blocks, when children are young they can learn colors, shapes, and even numbers. Also, if you write numbers on the side, you can have fun doing simple operations like addition and subtraction.
Motor skills and cognitive development. Since they hold the pieces when they are very young, they are already promoting hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills when it comes to fitting the pieces together. As they grow, they engage their gross motor skills as well, as they move to create bigger and taller buildings.
Spatial reasoning. Trying to make constructions, children begin to develop imagination as well as acquire spatial vision and recognize the concepts of big, small, above, below, geometric shapes, etc.
Learning concepts. Mathematics such as symmetry, resistance, hardness or how they can be placed while maintaining balance. They are unisex, there is no gender difference. The blocks attract the attention of both boys and girls, they serve everyone, promoting equality with toys and the game itself. Boys and girls can play at the same time even if some are building houses and the other cars.
Social abilities. When played in a group, it helps children to communicate with each other and interact with other children, teamwork when building activities and games or simply improving sociability by sharing space and playing.