From the earliest placing one block on top of another to an elaborate LEGO creation, construction toys train young minds about spatial thinking and the ability to visualize in the third dimension. Toddlers don’t realize they’re learning math when they play with blocks. Playing with gears, magnetic toys, wooden planks, snaps, gears, nuts and bolts, kids are exercising their creative side, fine motor skills, and math and reasoning skills.
We carry construction toys from LEGO, Q-Ba-Maze, House of Marbles, Plus Plus, Magnatiles, Magformers, Tegu, Beka, Lux, Dream Blocks, Haba, Keva, Squigz, Build & Imagine, Zoobs and more.
Cognitive skills: Math concepts, problem solving, cause & effect, convergent thinking (single solution), divergent thinking (multiple solutions).
Physical skills: Fine motor, hand-eye coordination, pincer grasp, bilateral coordination, balance.
Social/emotional skills: Communication, peer interaction, imagination, independent play, cooperative play.
With thanks to “Make Way for Play: Brilliant Benefits of Toys” from the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association and Lekotek.