Posts Tagged ‘blocks’

#7 Blocks

Thursday, December 9th, 2010


Blocks are one of those timeless toys. Children can create anything with them! For geography, my children have made Stonehenge, the Eiffel Tower, the Parthenon, an amphitheater, and many other structures.


My children built a birdhouse out of blocks when we were studying birds.


Even though my boys have not seen the Transformer movies, we checked out the cartoons from the video store. My boys are fascinated with how a car can turn into a robot. Transformers didn’t get into the top 10 toys of our home, but they would have been in the top 20 for sure. My kids made a robot that transformed into an airplane. They laid out the robot, then they re-arranged the blocks into an airplane. Hence, it transformed!


One thing about blocks is that they can be combined with other toys for limitless fun. My children particularly like making cities with ramps for little matchbox cars to drive down.


Small children can play with blocks, and I’m amazed that my 10 year old still isn’t bored with them. So it has earned place #7 on my countdown of the best open-ended toys ever.