Build, Create, Play: The Benefits of Playing with Building Toys

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We all know that playing with building toys is beneficial for kids but did anyone ever tell you why? 

Building toys have significant cognitive and academic benefits for children of all ages. Not only are they fun and exciting, but they help kids develop a wide variety of skills and abilities. They help prepare kids for school, sports and life! I guess you can say that these toys are the “building blocks” for success!

Did you know that playing with toys such as Legos, blocks and K’Nex helps kids develop now AND in the future?

There are both short and long term positive effects of playing with construction toys. For instance, kids can learn basic colors and shapes which are rote and immediate, while also learning visual-spatial awareness which will help develop future reading and writing skills. Kids will also learn to cooperate with others as well as problem solve.  Both…

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