Your little engineer is still a couple of months away from stacking blocks, but early exposure will help him hone his budding new skills.
One way to play for now is to build a tower of a couple of blocks and let your crawling baby knock it over. Placing some blocks on a low couch will invite your little one to pull up if he is showing signs of pulling-to-stand or even cruising.
It will only be around 12 months that your baby’s starts banging two blocks together and, according to research, you can expect your 12- to 15-month old to stack about two blocks.
But no matter how your baby "plays" with blocks now, he is developing fine motor skills and learning how to use his hands in a coordinated manner. Banging blocks demonstrates hand-eye coordination, focus, intent and an understanding of cause and effect - go, baby, go!
Here are seven reasons why early exposure and block play is so valuable:
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