This colourful set of 26 wooden blocks, featuring letters, numbers, and pictures, is just right for stacking, sorting, and learning! Perfectly sized for little hands, these blocks will provide endless hours of hands-on playtime, encouraging letter and number recognition, fine motor skills, and problem-solving along the way.
Extension of Activities
- Ask the child to make a tall tower, stacking as many blocks as possible until the tower tumbles.
- Help the child turn all the blocks to a letter side and place them in alphabetical order. Together, sing the alphabet sing as the child points to each letter in turn.
- Help the child identify letters with a special significance such as the letters in the child name, the first initial of each person in the family, and so on.
- Show the child how to finger-trace each letter to build familiarity with its form.
- Help the child turn the blocks so the animals are facing up, Then challenge the child to sort the animals by colour, size or habitat.
- Help the child identify each object. Sound out each object name to highlight the beginning sound, then rotate the block to show it. For instance: "B-B-Bird starts with B"
- Help the child to count all the blocks in a given group. Then help the child add two groups together, counting all the combined blocks.
- Have the chid choose a number blocks at random, then try to build a tower with that many blocks.
- Gather a group of several blocks and arrange them so that all but one block has an animal facing up. Ask the child to identify the block that is different and turn it to make the group complete. Repeat with numbers, capital letters, lowercase letters, and counting dots.
- Gather two or three blocks and help the child make up a silly sentence that includes all three pictures shown. Add more blocks to create a silly story.
Melissa and Doug ABC-123 Wooden Blocks is a must-have classic educational toy for young children.
Box Size (approx): 29.5 cm X 5 cm X 25.5 cm
Cube size each (Approx): 4.5cm(L) X 4.5cm(W) X 4.5cm(H)
Age Recommendation: 2 Years+