With two young children who love to build, I have discovered a lot about all the learning that takes place during the activity. While it may look like all fun and games, there are really lots of educational benefits of Mega Bloks building kits! Additionally, parents of girls who have shied away from building due to lack of interest in the available kits may be glad to know there are now lots of kits out there designed to appeal to girls like the Mega Bloks Barbie products.
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10 Benefits of Mega Bloks Building Kits
Here is a list of all the educational benefits of Mega Bloks building kits that I have noted while watching my children build and learn over the past year and a half:
- color sorting and color recognition practice
- fine motor practice — strengthening hand muscles; good preparation for writing
- spatial awareness
- counting practice
- following directions — both written and oral if you are helping and guiding your child through the process
- seeing parts come together to make up a whole
- problem solving
- building concentration — they WANT to finish the creation so they can play with it, so they FOCUS on the task
- learning frustration management — you’ll probably have to help them with this one; teach them some strategies to use when they start to become overwhelmed, like asking for help or taking a break
- creativity and pretend play — my children will spend hours playing with their finished creations in all sorts of imaginative ways
Mega Bloks Barbie: Building Kits for Girls #buildbarbiesworld
It’s kind of exciting to see that there are now some Mega Bloks building kits just for girls! While my daughter enjoys many of the same kits her brother does, I do have to admit she is really drawn to the girly ones and she was SUPER excited to build Barbie’s mansion. It was so sweet how many times she leaned over to say to me, “I love you to the moon and back!” while we were working on this together.
Have you seen the new Barbie building kits? Mega Bloks Barbie products are now on rollback at Walmart! Visit http://bit.ly/MegaBloksBarbie to shop all Mega Bloks Barbie for the lowest prices!
Mega Bloks Barbie Play Sets are a fun way to inspire your daughter’s creativity. She can build, design, and style Mega Bloks Barbie however she wants, and every set comes with a different Barbie doll that she can dress and style as well!
From the Build n’ Style Luxury Mansion to the Build n’ Style Pet Shop and Pool Party Play Set – playing with Barbies has never been so fun and imaginative!
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