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Building blocks are a timeless toy and a set of soft blocks made from material, or even knitted from wool, will bring your baby loads of enjoyment in their first few years. An early game to play with babies is to stack up toys near them and encourage your baby to knock them down. Clap and cheer when your baby achieves this and they will quickly associate their actions with your praise and this will encourage them to knock down your towers.
Blocks usually come in bright colours and often have pictures, letters or numbers on their faces. This early exposure to colours and patterns will help them to distinguish between colours and to recognise the different shapes later on. When they are able to grasp blocks for themselves, your little one will delight in trying to build their own towers and knocking them down themselves. All of this helps to refine their motor skills and to understand how objects interact with one another and how they act when knocked over.
As your children grow older, plain blocks can be change for construction blocks such as Duplo, Lego or Megablocks. These appeal both to boys and girls and will last an entire childhood, teaching children how to construct models and giving them a great understanding of the physical world.
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