Blocks for Learning

Playing with blocks is fun for children of all ages from babies to older children with their Lego. Using them for learning at different levels is a slight twist on building with them here’s 4 simple ideas for learning with blocks.

Using blocks for learning - from baby to preschoolers

Using blocks for Learning

First off is simple building for babies, this can help work on language development you can talk positional words, colours of the blocks that you use, count as you play with the blocks as well as working on motor skills as you go as well.

Blocks made of unusual shapes are fantastic for problem solving trying to fit the shapes together so that there are no holes in the pattern that is formed similar to the game of tetris.

Using the blocks to create learning tools opens up many more possibilities on Life with Moore Babies they use the blocks to match up cursive and printed letters.

Another learning tool created from blocks this time using familiar faces to introduce graphing and sorting from Happily Ever After Mom.

Featured Tuesday Tots – Colour and Science

Kids Activities Blog - Colour and Science featured on Tuesday Tots

This weeks featured post on Tuesday Tots – appearing across all 3 of the cohosts sites is this post from Kids Activities Blog where

they blend Art and Science to produce a fantastic effect on clothing perfect for children from preschool up – I think this would make a wonderful family activity to do and love the colours produced by the effect.

Tuesday Tots Weekly Link Up

Tuesday Tots Link UpTime for another link up – if you haven’t yet pop on over and see what posts are being featured this week over on One Perfect Day and Learn with Play at Home the other two hosts of Tuesday Tots each week.

If you are new please check out the Tuesday Tots guidelines (there aren’t many at all) and then come and link up your activities, crafts and family fun for the Under 5’s.

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Cerys is the founder of Rainy Day Mum, a former Marine Biologist and Teacher she is now a stay at home mum to J and T. She can be found elbows deep in paint, glue, mud and sand at various times of the year and also behind the screen working on Rainy Day Mum and editing post for The Playroom on BonBon Break.

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