Monday, August 9, 2010
These blocks really span a wide age range. Kids 1-3 years old will enjoy listening and learning the nursery rhymes; I was playing these blocks for Jenna when she was 9 months old.
When Shane and Nicole were 3 and 4 I started introducing them to the Puzzle Builder Guide. The Nursery Rhyme Blocks have the easiest puzzles and each block gets progressively harder. I would print the Guide out and have them build one structure at a time. Once they were finished they would get out their coloring pencils and color in all the steps of the Guide to match the structure they built. They were too young back then to actually build a unique puzzle solving structure; however, Shane did memorize the puzzle sequence and could play the nursery rhymes one line at a time without any instructions.
Jared was old enough back then to be innovative and build unique structures for all the puzzle blocks. Shane is now probably getting to the age when he can start doing this with the Nursery Rhyme Blocks. We will have to try this once he finishes with the ABC Block.