Engineering activities are wonderful for improving your children’s fine motor skills, problem solving abilities and their imaginations.
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My daughter loves to build. She can and will construct out of anything. We build with recyclables.
We build with nature.
We build with Legos, blocks and any other fun finds that we stumble across along the way. Christmas is nearing. If you are looking for gifts for your children that both entertain and educate, here are some great gift ideas for you.
Build and Imagine Magnetic Dollhouse
We were lucky enough to discover this from Oriental Trading. This kit is amazing. It comes with double-sided wall panels with different scenes on them, roof panels, home accessories and dressable magnetic dolls with a variety of outfits. My daughter quickly began constructing her houses. She fell in love with her dollhouse immediately. I must have heard “I love this so much, mama.”, “Mama, I love this.” about a million times. The pieces are easy to assemble and easy to tear back down. Suffice it to say, it was a huge hit with our little. If doll houses aren’t your thing, this is also available as a marine rescue center.
These simple planks will challenge your children for hours. Build structures of your own design or try to recreate a design from the idea booklet.
Build your own marble ramp with 50 wooden pieces. Assembling the ramp is only half of the fun. When you are done, enjoy watching your marbles travel down their path. See how many different configurations you can come up with.
Every child should have a set of wooden blocks. These are recommended starting at age 1. They are a great introduction to building, shapes and colors.
What could be more fun than building your own play fort with these large cardboard blocks? These offer a great opportunity for pretend play.
This is a favorite in our home. Snap your gears together and watch them roll. An excellent introduction to mechanics and problem solving.
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