Playing Building Blocks

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Recommend for: Cognitive, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Baby, Toddler,

Categories: Baby Play

Summary: Playing with blocks provides the opportunity for your baby to develop their creative and manipulation skills as well as helping them to understand the concepts of size and weight.

  • Large blocks are easier for babies to handle – small blocks can also pose as a chocking hazard.
  • Be creative and make your own set of blocks. You can use milk cartons, cardboard boxes or cardboard rolls. You can cover these with wrapping paper.
  • Enhance your baby’s experience by placing bells, rice or other sound-making items inside handmade blocks. Be sure to seal them securely and check on a regular basis for any safety hazards.
  • Encourage the use of other toys, e.g. if you are building roads or houses you might like to introduce some cars or dolls.

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We value all our playgroups and their amazing stories. This is why, each month, we want you to meet one of them, hopefully their stories will inspire you.

This month, the focus is on Arcadia Playgroup. The determination of this special group of people will surely inspire you.

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