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Child Toy Blocks from Kaplan Toys

Child toy blocks from Kaplan Toys make learning fun for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, helping foster developmentally appropriate skills with educational products that have been trusted by parents, teachers, and child development experts for years. Our child toy blocks are designed to sharpen emerging senses and skills and encourage young children to further develop their curiosity about the world around them. Every child needs a good block set. At Kaplan Toys, we offer quality wooden blocks and block sets that help finetune motor skills and teach kids numeracy and literacy skills as they begin to recognize numbers and letters and associate them with images and concepts. Play blocks are a great way for infants, toddlers, and preschooler to explore spatial concepts by building tall towers and learn cause and effect by knocking them down, for example.

Children enjoy these classic toys for years.  They will begin to play with baby blocks at a year, and they will continue playing with them until the age of 8 or 9.  Around the age of 5, kids are introduced to big blocks in school.  Teachers like them because blocks encourage imagination, eliciting it from inside rather than supplying it from outside.  The stores are full of brightly colored plastic toys that are imaginative for your child . . . trying to stuff them full of ideas like little sausages.  But it's the child that needs the imagination, not the toy.  Allowed to play freely, children spontaneously create things ranging from profound to hilarious. Blocks are a medium for this kind of expression.

  Kids' engagement  with wooden blocks goes through a number of stages.  At the youngest ages, children turn the different shapes in their hands and look at them.  They also show them to their parents, learn the names, and evidence interest in how they fit together.  At about 1-1/2, children will begin to sit on the floor and stack them into small towers.  During this period, learning the ideas of balancing, bridging, and bracing is a key accomplishment.  Next, children begin to make walls, and following this, four walls with a roof.  By the age of 3-1/2, children will be able to make taller towers, balance a wider block on top of a narrow one, and will begin to make identifiable structures like skyscrapers.  They also like to make roads and drive small cars on them.  Wooden blocks are an ideal preschool toy whether you are seeking an educational toy, an old school toy, or are just aiming to have fun.

Our selection of learning toys and dramatic play items has been carefully chosen and organized by age groups so it's easy to choose a developmentally appropriate product. We also offer playroom accessories so that you can outfit your play area with fun items that kids of all ages will love, as well as a great selection of arts and crafts products that will have the kids begging to get creative.

Our children's toy blocks and other educational toys have been carefully chosen and organized by age groups so it's easy to choose a developmentally appropriate product. In addition to toy blocks, we offer products for pretend play and dress-up adventures, cuddly toys that kids love to snuggle, a woodshop section, ride-on and riding toys, outdoor toys, art and craft supplies, toys geared toward infants, play room and play area accesories, and educational toys that help kids build their brain power.