There are enough blocks and shapes for a whole party of kids with the Guidecraft Classroom Unit Blocks - 170 Pieces. These solid Rubberwood blocks are offered in 21 different shapes and each one is finely sanded to be splinter-free and features rounded edges for added safety.
What blocks can do for your child ...
Playing with blocks is all about perception and eye-hand coordination. This is an excellent way to work on their fine motor skills. You could also create a small stack of blocks or an obstacle course that your child could climb over or navigate through to enhance their gross motor skills.
Use blocks to show patterns of shape or color or demonstrate units of measure. Stack a tower 6 blocks high and show your child the difference between and one that's 4 blocks high. How many are left when you take two away?
Physics basics are easily demonstrated through block play. Show your child inclined planes and levers or build two different structures and see how different foundations withstand an "earthquake".
A group of children playing together with blocks is an excellent opportunity to teach sharing and teamwork. Clean-up time will be another learning opportunity.
Guidecraft was founded in 1964 in a small woodshop, producing 10 items. Today, Guidecraft's line includes over 160 educational toys and furnishings. The company's size has changed, but the mission remains the same, stay true to the tradition of smart, beautifully crafted wood products, which allow children's minds and imaginations room to truly wonder and grow.Shop All Guidecraft