Wooden Blocks - Your Complete Guide
Wooden blocks are arguably the most iconic wooden toy from childhood's past and present.
Pillars and spires and blocks with little magnets in them too! There is so much you can do with wooden blocks. Build cities with them, to go with your wooden train set or car tracks.
They can be rock formations for your cowboys to hide behind or even dice in a big game you create. Stack them as tall as you can and then crash them to the ground! So much fun to be had. Select your favourite set of blocks from below, add them to your cart and get ready for a speedy delivery once purchased.READ MORE
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Here at My Happy Helpers, we pride ourselves on providing families with durable, long-lasting, practical and purposeful wooden blocks for the little boys and girls of Australia.
Wooden blocks allow children's imaginations to run free and build their own world. As children create with block sets, they learn to see the world through different eyes. Simple, versatile and created especially with boundless imaginations in mind, they are the perfect tool for learning and playing.
Wooden toys seem to last almost forever, with many well-loved favourites passed down from generation to generation.
Wooden building blocks, in particular, are a classic addition to any playroom. These traditional and durable toys not only allow your child’s imagination to run free, but have also been proven to improve spatial awareness, improve motor skills, and cognitive flexibility.
By giving your child wooden blocks, boys and girls can both learn to build whatever inspires them.
At what age should my child start playing with wooden blocks?
Wooden block sets are ideal for boys and girls of any age, but we recommend introducing them into the playroom when your child is six months old.
Here’s what you can expect from your child’s interaction with wooden building blocks at each age:
Your baby will start by gently gnawing on blocks at the same time they start teething. However, many babies will also begin grasping at wooden blocks and trying to swat or hold them.
At 12 months, your little one will be able to firmly grasp their toys and discover that they can make noises by banging two wooden blocks together!
18 months is an exciting age, and it’s at this point that your toddler will develop the ability to stack and balance two or three wooden blocks.
Once your little boy or girl has reached 24 months, their coordination will have improved to the point where they can stack four to seven blocks. This is a marvellous time as your child will begin to sort blocks by colour and may even be utilising their imagination to pretend that the block is something else like a car or dinosaur!
Now is the time to watch your child get creative! At 36 months, your little one will be creating structures such as forts, buildings, bridges and tunnels.
What are the most popular types of building blocks?
There are many different types of wooden blocks, and each has its own uses. Here are a few of the most popular styles in Australia:
Why buy wooden blocks for kids?
Wooden blocks are fun. They help with gross motor skills in gripping and holding, the fine motor skills of building and balancing are worked as well.
Understanding how putting one block on top of another can expand into larger structures helps with a child’s growing cognitive abilities. They begin to recognise shapes, become aware of the space around them and how the blocks fill that space.
Building by themselves, or with their friends in ever-growing social connections, for such a simple toy there are so many benefits and advantages to be had by your kids.
How much do wooden blocks cost?
The range of wooden blocks we have for your kids is quite astonishing. Plain wooden blocks, either square and rectangle, or a variety of shapes, cost less than $80. You can grab a big stack of wooden blocks in a pyramid, either plain wood, brightly coloured, or half and half, for less than $230.
The countless hours of play and creativity, the learning and development your children will receive from these hand-crafted and hand-painted building blocks are timeless and priceless.
What are the different types of wooden blocks?
This may seem like a strange question, but wooden blocks can be square, or rectangular. They can be tall cylinders or sharp triangles. You can have them in plain wooden hues, or brightly coloured and fun.