The team at Click-A-Brick is pleased to see building blocks have been named as one of the best educational toys for children by StyleNest blogger Charlie Barnett.
Barnett says the classic toy can be used to teach children of all ages how to learn about construction, combat challenges and be creative with their ideas. The older a child gets, she suggests, the more complex the building set can be, including smaller pieces and complicated designs.
“It is imperative for both parents and teachers to understand the importance of using different types of toys to develop children’s minds of all ages,” Barnett said. “ … Using toys for teaching purposes can have a positive impact on children, if the correct toys are used for educational reasons.”
This sentiment has the Click-A-Brick team nodding in agreement, saying the best educational toys are ones that can stimulate children during all phases of their development and hold enough interest for parents that they are encouraged to play with them along with their kids.
Classic toys like building blocks do just that, say Click-A-Brick Co-Founders Jason Smith and Georg de Gorostiza.
“It’s great to see other people recognize building blocks as a learning tool for children and we agree that they’re among the best educational toys for children,” de Gorostiza said. “They’ve long been known to stimulate children’s imaginations and spur their cognitive development while at the same time helping them develop motor skills. Charlie has a slightly different take on how they help children to develop and we agree with what she says.”
Teaching children about construction, as Barnett mentions, is an obvious thing for building blocks to do, de Gorostiza says, as kids use them to construct various structures. But, Click-A-Brick’s 100-piece Mighty Machines set and its soon-to-be-released 30-piece Mini Machines set can specifically help children learn about actual construction because the sets build construction vehicles.
As for Barnett’s assertion that they help children combat challenges, de Gorostiza says, building blocks do that by posing the challenge to kids to build the structures included in the instructions or in the pictures on the box.
And, teaching kids to be creative with their ideas, as Barnett mentions, is another obvious one for building blocks, de Gorostiza says, as they encourage children to build in real life what they can imagine in their minds.
De Gorostiza says the Click-A-Brick team also agrees with Barnett that building blocks can be used for children of all ages by starting them off with simpler sets and giving them more difficult sets as they grow older and progress in their development. De Gorostiza suggests starting children off with the simple 30-piece Feather Friends set before progressing to a slightly more challenging set with any of Click-A-Brick’s other 30-piece sets, including Animal Kingdom, Rainforest Rascals, Dino Pals and the aforementioned Mini Machines. Once children have progressed enough, the Click-A-Brick co-founder says, it would be ideal to move them up to the 100-piece Army Defenders or Mighty Machines sets.
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