Web Desk: Parents are very conscious for building their child’s personality. The process of personality building begins from early ages. Therefore, you should start working on them from their preschool-age.
Turns out, building blocks can be really helpful in building your child’s personality. A recent study finds that semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills mathematics and executive functioning, critical to kindergarten readiness.
A researcher, Sara Schmitt stated, “Playing blocks can support child’s school readiness skills. It improves math skills, such as numeracy, shaped recognition and mathematical language, and two indicators of executive functioning, including cognitive flexibility and global executive functioning.”
“Blocks are ubiquitous in early childhood classrooms and at home, and generally, adults feel comfortable with them. Out study suggests that playing with blocks in a semi-constructed format may improve these important skills,” she added.
“The takeaway is not just putting the child in front of a set of blocks and walking away, or having blocks be available during free play. It’s giving a little bit of structure and a goal for the child, which I think really elicits these skills”, Schmitt concluded.