Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Learning Activity: Pattern Blocks

Shrade loves this set of pattern blocks.  One of our friends gave us a bunch of fun toys and this was in the box.  There are 16 blocks that are all different shapes: star, pentagon, hexagon, diamond, circle, heart, rectangle, square, triangle, heart, parallelogram, quatrafoil, octagon, right triangle, half circle and oval.  There are four colors: red, blue, yellow and green.  Shrade has just discovered how to slide the shapes into the openings on the box.  It's really incredible all the fun ways we can use this for learning.  Shrade spends hours playing with these blocks.

Just to name a few:
*stacking
*colors
*shapes
*counting

If you have other ideas of how we can use these for learning, please make a comment.  I love to get new ideas!  Thanks, Shonda

7 comments:

Amy said...

This is an oldie, but goodie! I love that the classic toys have so much to offer in terms of learning! We have some like that and you just can't beat 'em! You could use them to count too.

The Mommy said...

That is one classic toy! I'm planning on getting one for my twins very soon. More so, after this post!

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