Archive for December, 2009
Unit blocks may not be as sophisticated as some toys we find in stores or on TV commercials, but they are ideal for learning because they involve the child as a whole — the way she moves her muscles, the way she discovers how different objects feel in her hands, the way she thinks about spaces and shapes, and the way she develops thoughts and interests of her own.
Unit blocks vary in name and material by manufacturer, but they are all based on the proportions 1:2:4. These blocks must be sturdy and accurately cut so that children of all different ages and levels of learning may use them to create, solve problems, and challenge themselves.
Giant cardboard blocks may be given to children at an early age. They will begin by moving them around from place to place. From there they will move to stacking and then building structures.
Building blocks toys are one of the most important educational kids toys you will provide your children and they should have as many as you can comfortably afford and have room for. Children of all ages will play, create and build together and you will see many of their social developments occur.
Select 3d wooden puzzles make of splinter proof wood and painted with non-toxic paint from reputable toy companies and you will have peace of mind. One such manufacturer is ImagiPLAY who produces 3d puzzles and other wooden toys such as playsets and eco-friendly board games.
They have a line of natural wood puzzles as well as painted 3d wooden puzzles such as the Moose and Calf show here. Toddlers love toys that are colorful and have different shapes making wood puzzles a popular toddler toy your children will play with for many years.
Update on October 25, 2012. This puzzle has been re-designed and is now shipped in a wooden box to store it in; the new image is shown. We also have a bear family, wolf family, cat family, and more. See them all today.
Have we begun to expect too much academically from our children too soon? Children only have up until about second grade to be children where they can play most all of the time.
Children may be expected to know certain things when entering kindergarten but let’s not forget that they can learn through play and not formal-like lessons. This is why educational childrens toys such as adventure playsets and toy blocks are important to have in your children’s play room both at home and in their preschools.
According to Valerie Strauss in an article in the Washington Post “There is solid research on the benefits of well-designed play that teaches kids to ask questions and find their own answers”.
If you as parents see your kids playing with wooden play sets or toy blocks and think they are wasting their time, you may want to re-evaluate your opinions. Allowing your children creative playtime and providing them with open-ended toys will automatically open up exciting teaching opportunities you probably could not plan.
Let’s lessen up on pushing so hard teaching younger kids, toddlers, and preschoolers so that we do not kill the joy of learning in our children before second grade.
Intellectually, building blocks toys help children learn across many academic subjects. Young children develop their vocabularies as they learn to describe sizes, shapes, and positions. Preschoolers and kindergarteners develop math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting and eventually multiplying with cardboard building blocks. Older children make early experiments with gravity, balance, and geometry.
Children value their own block structures whether or not they represent specific things. Rather than asking a child, “What did you make?” say, “Tell me about what you made.” This will encourage a dialog and offer the child new opportunities to explore.
When giving a younger child his first set of building blocks toys he will move them around from place to place and stack the building blocks. As he gets older and more creative the structures he creates will be all his own and you will soon know that this is the one of the best educational kids toys he will own.
Browse through all our sets of cardboard building blocks at All I Can Imagine.
Reading begins with play and Little Reader blocks are cardboard blocks you will find useful and fun. Teaching kids their first 100 sight words and primary colors is easy with these toy blocks from Smart Monkey Toys.
Kids love playing with educational childrens toys and will play with them longer than other toys. They love to stack their toy blocks, count them and move them around from place to place in their wagons and trucks. As they do so you as parents and educators will have perfect teaching opportunities to help your children learn sight words in a fun, stress-free atmosphere.
Two game suggestions to use with these cardboard toy blocks is to roll them like dice and have the child name the word or color. Or, you could pull out of the stack two or three blocks that you know make a short sentence and have the child arrange the blocks into that sentence. Examples: “this is a red fish” or “he laughed”.
Little Reader Blocks are available online and ready to ship for Christmas gift giving.
When shopping for Christmas remember to include one of the best educational kids toys on the market – kids building blocks. Cardboard building blocks toys should be given to children at an early age to help them develop their creativity.
Toy blocks offer children the chance to make their own designs, and the satisfaction of creating structures that did not exist before. Beginning at the age of two, children may use a variety of blocks for pretend-play. Children may become life-sized actors in large block structures, or use figures to create dramas in miniature landscapes.
Selecting ImagiBRICKS will provide your children years of safe play with these drool-proof coated blocks. These kids building blocks are easy to wipe down and keep sanitary to prevent the spread of germs.
Whether you are shopping for stuffed teddy bears for a Christmas or birthday gift for your young child, teenager or an adult you will love our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
When Purr*fection manufacturers its plush stuffed animals and all their other realistic stuffed teddy bears you will be glad to know that their ultimate goal is to satisfy their customers. You will feel confident when you get a plush teddy bear that is hand sewn using only the highest quality materials.
Our realistic stuffed teddy bears are unique in design and each plush teddy bear has an individual character that is reflected in its expressions, softness and posability. Manufactured to surpass all safety regulations you will find just the right style, color and size stuffed teddy bears here in our collection of realistic stuffed teddy bears.
Teddy bears, small, medium or large, make the perfect Christmas gift for kids of all ages!
Children have limitless imagination. Giving them giant cardboard building blocks to play with allows them not only the opportunity for hours of creative play but will assist them in further development and learning.
ImagiBRICK giant cardboard building blocks are an essential part of play for preschool education and are a favorite of parents and grandparents purchasing Christmas and birthday gifts for their kids.
Block play is “open-ended” and blocks are an unstructured material; there is no right or wrong way to play, thereby encouraging imaginative and creative play
Building blocks toys are easy to store; just stack them up in a corner or slide them under the bed. Do not be fooled by imitations! When you want quality building block toys you want ImagiBRICKS by Smart Monkey Toys.
Our warehouse is near the plant where the cardboard building blocks are produced. By keeping everything close, we are cutting down on the fuel needed to transport materials and providing much-needed jobs to American workers.
The paper industry in our country has been struggling with many companies buying their cardboard from China. China has to import their raw materials from the U.S. or Canada to make their cardboard. The lumber is transported from North American to China, made into cardboard and then transported back to North America. The cost of this inefficient process is lost jobs, and much greater use of valuable fuel.
Do not be fooled by imitations! When you want quality building block toys you want ImagiBRICKS by Smart Monkey Toys. Available online.
Are most of your kids toys becoming electronic? Least you forget, kids need quiet toys too. Open-ended educational toys are actually played with longer and offer many benefits to your child’s learning development.
Recommended by doctors and educators alike, one of the most beneficial toys you can give young children is cardboard building blocks. There are no “rules” and kids jump right in and begin creative play. At first, a younger child may just begin stacking his giant building block toys and he will love knocking them down and re-stacking them.
As your child is stacking and re-stacking he is gaining muscle strength and coordination and he will soon begin to build structures with his cardboard building block toys.
Pictured here is the 24 piece set of ImagiBRICKS and is available online.
Recommended for a single child – more blocks are needed if two or more children will be playing.
Blocks have always been recognized as one of the best educational kids toys on the market.