I knew it belonged in a Timberdoodle curriculum from the first time I saw Stages Blocks. Vibrantly colored, solid wood blocks provide 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 to those that utilize all 40 blocks. The more elaborate designs will require focus, thought, careful stacking, and 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 simultaneously!
Replicate three models a week to finish this set in an academic year. Move at a slower pace for a younger child.
40 custom-designed solid wood blocks in vibrant colors.
120 unique picture cards. These include:
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+ Faith-Based: No
Awards and Endorsements: 2018 Tillywig Toy & Media Award Winner! Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award Winner!
review by Thrift Schooling
”Stages Blocks are a two-fold learning tool, perfect for homeschooling families.”