• How Building Blocks Can Boost Your Toddler's Brain and Body
    Check out the benefits of playing with blocks.
  • It's no secret that toy blocks help improve your child's development. These basic brain-builders can be used to teach your toddler matching, sorting, and identifying patterns, which form the foundation of math skills. Letting your little ones play with blocks also enhances their creativity.

    Below are the other benefits of playing with blocks, plus some innovations of these playtime staples:

      

    Early Learning

    Letters and numbers are a common feature of blocks, and this Mega Bloks ABC Learning Train Building Set (P2,199.75) is no exception. As your tots assemble the train and the station (or whatever they fancy), they also get to learn their ABCs and short words they'll be learning in preschool.

     

    Safe Play

    Your toddlers' safety is, of course, a top priority, so choose easy-to-grip blocks that do not have sharp edges, such as Mega Bloks First Builders Learn My Shapes (P1,299.75). Plus: With this set of blocks, your tots can learn not just different shapes but also an assortment of creatures.

     

    Motor Skills

    Imagine your toddlers initiating cleanup after playtime. With the Mega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon (P1,799.75 until December 31, 2017 only), that can be a reality. While pulling the wagon, they can pick up blocks and toys scattered on the floor (great for honing motor skills). With its fold-out, easy-to-grip handle, this wagon can also be used as a tabletop surface during play and as a toy box for extra storage.

     

    Socialization

    Blocks can also teach your tots how to communicate and cooperate when they play with a group. Pretend play also becomes more delightful if they have playmates to share their ideas with. Together, they can build little cities on the Mega Bloks Build 'N Learn Table (P2,499.75 until December 31, 2017 only), or make their own stories with Mega Bloks Li'l Princess Play 'N Go (P2,499.75 until December 31, 2017 only).

     

    Open-ended Play

    Leave your toddlers to their own devices—or a bag of blocks. Simply supervise them as they let their imaginations run wild. Let them build whatever comes to mind using the pieces inside the Mega Bloks Big Building Bag (P1,440 for 80 pieces until December 31, 2017 only).

     

    Jump-start your toddler's intellectual and physical development with toy blocks. #BuildThemUp with Mega Bloks toys, available in toys stores and online via Kids Company.

    Listed prices are effective until December 31, 2017.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Mega Bloks.
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