The Play Academy #8

Welcome back to the Play Academy community – come and add your link.

It’s Friday again! If you’re heading into the weekend and wondering how to amuse the kids then this is the place to swap ideas and find inspiration.


This week we’ve been inspired by the mega bloks competition Sally is running over at Who’s The Mummy. Block play is great for children of all ages. Babies enjoy holding, passing and dropping the blocks and banging them together to hear what noise they can make. Large blocks like these are a good choice for toddlers as the blocks fit nicely in their chubby hands and are easy for them to independently put together and pull apart. B still likes megabloks now she’s 7. If she’s building a land for her toys to live in these blocks hold together better than her wooden ones and their larger size means she can build her world quickly and then get on with the imaginative play she loves.

Will you share a play idea with us this week?

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  1. says

    We always use these blocks when we need to build a barn for our animals but unfortunately we don’t have very many of them and they are often very squashed in there!

  2. says

    ahhh, aren’t megablocks great. We had ours for ages and they saw lots of use. We had a megablock piano that saw 8yrs with us and has now been handed on to another little one

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      It’s good to pass on well loved toys isn’t it Kelli – share the fun!

  3. says

    Love these ideas. We do a ton of science based stuff at our house. But now have some great new ideas to try.
    Thanks for sharing!

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