From the first time I saw Stages Blocks, I knew it belonged in a Timberdoodle curriculum. These vibrantly colored, solid wood blocks provide our children with problem-solving situations, develop their spatial sense, and increase their motor planning abilities. But as teaching parents, we wanted more. What if we could combine the independent learning, free play, and imagination of block play with an introduction to pattern interpretation? Stages Blocks does that and more.
Using the 40 small, custom-designed blocks and 120 picture cards, your child will progress from structures that use only one block up to those that utilize all 40 blocks. The more elaborate designs will require focus, thought, and careful stacking, as well as color, shape, and perspective skills. And if you need even more ideas, there is also a free, one-of-a-kind Stages Blocks app for iPhones and iPads. What a great way to sharpen focus and build necessary skills at the same time!
- 100 cards of structures for children to recreate. These cards range from models comprised of one block to all 40 blocks to meet a wide range of abilities.
- 20 "Pretend Play" cards of structures designed to look like objects - such as animals, foods, transportation, everyday objects, and more!
Manufacturer: Stages Learning Materials
Age Recommendation: 3+
Awards and Endorsements:
2018 Tillywig Toy & Media Award Winner!
Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award Winner!
These blocks are amazing. I use them with my special needs kiddos i work with. Most of them are unable to make structres other than just piling the blocks on top of each other and trying to balance them. Its awesome that this kit comes with pictures because thats how we teach them. Normally i build something with legos and take pictures for the kiddos to build from the picture but these blocks come with pictures already. Plus they start off VERY simple so the kids can learn what tthey need to do one step at a time.
Both my kids love it. My oldest for the building and my youngest for the knocking down after its built. I even enjoy playing with it when they have other games out as well.