100 Piece Wooden Block Set (Part 1): Ways to Play it and What Can be Achieved

Building block is the toy most children have. There are many products of building blocks we can choose at the market. Here is one of them. It’s 100 piece wooden block set with carrying bag.

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The set consists of 16 rectangular prisms, 32 cubes, 4 cylinders, 4 large triangles, 2 small triangles, 6 crescents, 6 bridges and 30 ledges. Building blocks can be played in most ways. For the set of particular blocks above, here are some ways to play it based on children’s age :

  • Sorting colors: to play it, we need to provide 5 containers with different colors which are red, blue, green, orange and beige.
Children’s Age How to Play and What Can be Achieved from The Play
1-2 years old When we ask children to sort based on colors, we actually have to show them. So, we sort the blocks and say the colors of the blocks. Let them follow us. We have to do it because they haven’t able to differentiate colors yet. Therefore, when they do this activity, they will grasp more about the colors ‘words’ instead of the color concept. It is so because at this age, they are in the sensitive period of language. While to differentiate colors, it requires a higher cognitive ability which is controlled in the higher part of the brain which hasn’t developed completely at this age.
3 years old At the age of 3, we can ask children to sort blocks based on colors by themselves. Because based on 3 years old developmental milestones, a 3 years old has been able to differentiate colors. It’s due to the brain which has completely built. Yet, every children has their own development pace (some children may be faster in development than the common development of a 3 years old, some may be slower). If our children haven’t able to do it, do not force them. Just do the play as 2 years old do. Do it routinely. In time, they will be able to recognize each colors and sort by themselves.
  • Sorting shapes :
    • To play it, we need place mats with the shapes of square, rectangle and triangle. We can make them from paper, felt or old cardboard. Use the same color place mats for children 1 up to 3 years old which will make them concentrate more on the shapes differences than the colors.
    • As for 4 years old and above, we need to provide blue, red, orange, green and beige square mats, rectangle mats and triangle mats. We can also provide cubical box, rectangular box and cylinder with same color which will be used for different kind of game. For another kind of game, we can provide blue, red, orange, green and beige cubical boxes, rectangular boxes and cylinders.
Children’s Age How to Play and What can be Achieved from The Play
1-2 years old How to do it, it’s basically like sorting blocks based on colors. We sort the blocks and say the shapes. Let children follow what we do. In this way, they will grasp the shapes vocabularies.
3 years old Based on the developmental milestones of 3 years old, they usually have been able to differentiate at least two or three shapes. So, ask them to sort the blocks based on shapes by themselves. Yet, again every children has their own development pace. If they haven’t able to do it, just do the play as for 2 years old.
4 years old and above At the age of 4 years old and above, we can give more difficult sorting game such as:

  • Sort based on two attributes -color and 2D shape- at one time. For example, they have to put blue square to blue square mat , red rectangle to red rectangle mat, etc.
  • Sort based on 3D shapes. When they’ve just learned about 3D shapes, it’s going to be a fun game to play which can develop their ability in 3D shapes recognition.
  • Sort based on two attributes -color and 3D shape- at once such as red cubes to red cubical box, blue cylinder to blue cylinder, etc. Yet, do this when they have been fluent in recognizing 3D shapes
  • Games with the Bag : As the 100 piece wooden block set comes with a carrying bag, we can use the bag not only to keep the blocks but use it to play game as well.

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Children’s age How to Play and What Can be Achieved
1-2 Years Old

Here are the steps to play the blocks with the carrying bag:

  • Ask children to close their eyes. Then, hide a block or some in the carrying bag.
  • Ask them to find where the blocks are. Hence, create a situation where our children will figure that the blocks in the bag.
  • Let them peek!
  • After they find the blocks, we can say that the blocks are in the bag.
  • Ask them to bring the blocks out of the bag. Then we say that the blocks are out of the bag.
  • By stressing the words in and out, they basically learn about preposition.
  • There are many variations of word vocabularies we can tell to children. When they bring out the blocks, we can count the blocks, say the colors and the shapes as well.
3 years old Here are the games we can give to 3 years old:

  • What’s in the bag game. To play it, we put some blocks in the bag. Ask children to touch the blocks in the bag, but they can not peek into it. They have to guess the shapes by touching the blocks only.
  • Memory game. To play it, we have to provide at least 2 shapes on the mat or on the table. Show to children. Then ask them to close their eyes. we hide one of the shapes in the bag. Let children open their eyes and they have to guess what shape is missing/ hidden in the bag (Note: It’s done only when children have been able to differentiate shapes. It also can be used for other attribute such as colors).
  • Counting game. Here are two ways to play it:
    • Put some blocks in the bag. Ask children to bring out the blocks and count them by themselves. To make them excited and eager to play, make it like a pretend play. For example, pretend we’ve lost some blocks and we need our children help to find where the blocks are and check how many blocks are hidden. Be creative with the pretend play and suit it with your children likeness. This will make them want to play even more.
    • Spread the blocks on the floor and ask children to put some blocks, for example 3 blocks, in the bag. To make them excited, take turn in giving instructions.  Ask them to tell how many blocks we have to put in the bag.
4 Years Old and Above Basically the games are the same as 3 years old, yet with a bit of differences such as:

  • In what’s in the bag game, instead the 2D shapes, ask them to tell the name of 3D shapes.
  • In the memory games, we can ask children to memorize two attributes for each blocks. For example blue cube, red cylinder, etc.
  • Use the blocks and the bag to do addition or subtraction game.
    • Example of addition game: We put 1 block on the mat. Ask children to bring out 1 block from the bag onto the mat.  Then, we  say one bag on the mat plus one block from the bag makes two blocks on the mat. Ask children to do many addition using the blocks and the bag as example.
    • Example of subtraction game: We put 3 blocks on the mat. Ask children to take one block and put it in the bag. Then we say 3 blocks were on the mat, then you took 1 block and put it in the bag. Now there’re 2 blocks on the mat left. Ask children to do many subtraction using the blocks and the bag as example.

Those are some ways to play 100 Piece Wooden Block Set. There will be more ways to play the set in 100 Piece Wooden Block Set (Part 2): Ways to Play It and What Can be Achieved.

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