Learning through Wooden Blocks
Back then, wooden blocks were very simply. They were, of course, made of wood and cube-shaped. That is very dull and the things that you can make with cubes are very limited. However, as time passed, different block shapes appeared. There appeared cylinders, triangles, rectangular prisms, and more. They appeared in all colours and sizes, too. This development allowed children to stimulate their imagination even further because there were a lot more things they could create with cylinders and triangles, than with cubes alone.
Today, wooden blocks are even more advanced. They are not only limited to geometric shapes. Some can be fitted together, like a model airplane or ship. Some are Sudoku puzzles, mazes, toy buses, and more. Sometimes, it's even hard to say that they are blocks. However, whatever their shapes are, they still serve their purpose to educate children. These toys are very simple, yet they are one of the best toys children can have when they are still very young.
It's a good idea to get children simple wooden blocks with letters or numbers with simple mathematical equations. Blocks with letters will allow children to learn simple words at a young age. Also, blocks with numbers and very simple equations will allow children to learn how to count and do basic addition and subtraction using small numbers. It's amazing how small blocks made of wood can help in the education of small children.
There are also blocks that are not made of wood, but are made of plastic or some other material. Why should you choose wooden blocks over these ones? Of course, blocks that are made of wood are more durable as compared to plastic ones. Plastic ones are easy to break and they grow old very fast. However, wooden ones are way tougher and will definitely last for a long time. Plastics are also harmful to children. Children tend to put all kinds of things in their mouths. Plastics are poisonous and are harmful to the health of children. Wood, however, is not poisonous. Of course, it's important to still keep an eye on the children because they might hurt themselves throwing blocks or something like that.
Wooden blocks may not be as good to look at as other toys like racing cars, robots, superheroes, and the like. However, blocks will educate little kids as much as these other toys can. Choose the toys that you get for children wisely. Getting the right one can help them a lot.
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