As is known to all, building blocks can develop children’s intelligence. However, in daily life, many parents buy building blocks for their kids with more than three years old because in their standpoint, too young kids can’t play with building blocks better. One accidental discovery changed my previous standpoint. Let me share with you.
When my little daughter was twenty months old, one of my friends gave her a small wooden building blocks car as gift. After that, my daughter became more exciting and always walked around the rooms with pushing this wooden building block car. One day, my daughter told me that mom, I brought too many foods and too many interesting things for you, which one did you want? At this time, one good idea occurred to me, why not develop her imagination and language ability through this way? I told her that we could play deliver goods game and you were the deliveryman.
Ok, the game began, my daughter always conveyed too many things to me, but I always asked for new requirement. Then my daughter said there were no such items at this time, I would send to you at the next time. In daughter’s eyes, building blocks with different shapes and different colors can be imagined into items such as sugar, milk, fruit, shrimp, sun, snare drum, keg, cell phone and so on.
When one and a half years old, my daughter has been able to distinguish simple colors such as red, yellow, blue, green, black, and white, on one occasion, I saw her put red building blocks and green building blocks together with pleasure. I asked her to rebuild again, she looked at the building blocks for a while and then played these building blocks again.
After two years old, daughter was likely to build all kinds of shapes buildings with building blocks. In many cases, she put all building blocks into a line, regardless of shapes and colors, and said this was the castle made by her. In her castle, she used several building blocks to build houses or put two building blocks into cross shape or seesaw or T-shaped or slide. We guide her to simulate familiar and simple objects in daily life such as aircraft, a small pavilion. Sometimes she tried to do, but what she most interested was to build tall buildings, which meant that pile up all building blocks to make them become higher and higher. When she finished this project, smile with sense of achievement can be found from her face.