Vision Blocks (20X50mm) Multi-colored (Parquetry)

Vision Blocks (20X50mm) Multi-colored (Parquetry)

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Vision Blocks - Used to create patterns, designs, sequences and explore angles and geometry with shapes designed to build essential math and pre-reading skills.

  • Wooden box for storage
  • 46 Page pattern book with simple to difficult designs
  • 20mm thick for 3 dimensional use, play, development and therapy
  • Full Set: 32 pieces (8) triangles, (8) squares, (16) parallelograms
  • Mini Set: 8 pieces (2) triangles, (2) squares, (4) parallelograms

These 20mm thick wooden blocks are similar to "Parquetry" blocks.  They are a set of colorful blocks that help develop matching and discrimination abilities using single and 3 dimensional figures in one-to-one correspondence.  They provide for: Visual discrimination, matching, spatial rotations, tactile feedback.  

Now includes a 46 page activity book.

How Children Block Play can Boost Development

 Block play offers an open-ended, creative and valuable play and learning experience available to every setting. It offers children freedom – to explore, take apart and put back together any block-based creation they can think of. There are a host of benefits to be gained from this activity. Here are 10 aspects of learning that can be improved:

1. Imagination – Through block play children are free to follow their own ideas as they embark on a voyage of discovery or share in the development of their friends’ creations.

2. Self-expression – Children are able to express themselves through their play, creations and discoveries, a form of communication that’s particularly valuable for bilingual or non-verbal children.

3. Problem-solving – Blocks offer a great platform to develop problem-solving and reasoning skills. This can be deliberate, with children consciously working to develop a solution, or as a natural consequence of play, as they learn first-hand what does and what doesn’t work.

4. Mathematics – Due to the many shapes, sizes and colors on offer, blocks offer ample opportunity for children to practice important math skills, covering measurement, number, symmetry, balance and estimation. By comparing shapes and sizes, creating patterns or providing measuring and weighing tools, we can extend play and exploration.

5. Physical Development – Block play promotes the development of spatial awareness and develops hand-eye coordination as children reach for, lift, move and build with blocks, strengthening their fingers, hands and arms.

6. Creativity – Blocks are loose parts, meaning children are free to combine and recombine them in countless ways. Practitioners can add alternative resources such as dough, small world characters or paint and pencils to further extend opportunities for creativity.

7. Science – Through the exploration of cause and effect and experimentation, children are able to develop their problem-solving skills, test hypotheses and practice scientific reasoning. Blocks help them to become familiar with balance, weight, spatial awareness and gravity.

8. Self-esteem – Children can take risks in their block play, helping them to discover that they have independent ideas. Children experience a sense of achievement as they ‘have a go’, creating and developing something new and unique.

9. Personal, Social & Emotional Development – Block play allows children to co-construct and negotiate. They can take turns, share materials and cooperate with others, forging new friendships. It also encourages self-reliance, increases attention span and develops their sense of self.

10. Communication & Literacy – As children encounter new experiences through block play, there are countless opportunities for discussion and the development of new vocabulary. Social interaction with adults and peers unlocks further benefits, while using blocks can support story creation and collaborative storytelling.

How does it connect to STEM?

Block play provides a natural context for exploring the physical world. Like little scientists, children experiment with structures and observe the outcomes of their building efforts. Through this process they learn about mass, weight, proportionality and balance, and can use their new concepts to plan and predict outcomes.

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