Look For Sets That Are Age Appropriate
Toddler blocks and building sets are suitable for children as young as nine months old, and children up to age three.
The age recommendations for toddler blocks and building sets provide specific guidelines in terms of the skill level, coordination, and motor skills required to use them.
For younger children and infants, look for options like ECR4Kid's SoftZone foam blocks. Toddlers up to age three can handle more advanced sets, like Playmags magnetic tiles.
Opt For Sets That Promote Creativity And Educational Value
Building toys and block sets are key in their ability to promote several critical areas of learning, including spatial awareness and fine motor coordination.
Updated takes on the classic building block design promote these skills even further by stimulating creativity with brightly colored shapes, open concepts, and building sets that foster an interest in geometry and architecture.
Look for building sets that foster creativity while promoting an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) like ETI Toys Engineering Set.
Don't Forget About Safety
While most building blocks and sets that are suitable for toddlers are clearly labeled, age-appropriate, and don't contain small pieces–small pieces that may pose a choking hazard occasionally wind up included with a set labeled child-friendly.
Examine building blocks and toys with several pieces, especially large sets that include one hundred or more blocks. For maximum safety, opt for toys and blocks that are nontoxic, splinter resistant, and BPA free to provide your child with the best playtime experience possible.