Posted in Education

Why kids should play with building blocks

Beautifully created, open-ended toys, like these building blocks from Pips & Moo have the ability to allow your child to use their imagination to create anything.
The blocks can be anything from people to the tallest building.
Benefits of building with blocks 
Open-ended play supports a child’s development, including social-emotional, cognitive, language, and large & fine motor skills.
More importantly, it also builds many essential skills during play
Skills such as:
  • problem-solving,
  • critical thinking,
  • risk-taking,
  • decision making
  • and teamwork
Building with blocks, like these from Pips and Moo, also encourages children to construct buildings or structures.
As a child constructs his building he also develops his creativity and expands his imagination as he creates his fantasy world.
This will prepare him to face real-world challenges and problems that require unique solutions as he grows.

About Pips & Moo wooden blocks

These Pips & Moo wooden blocks are beautifully finished to ensure that there are no sharp edges. The paints and varnish used are non-toxic, water-based, and solvent free.
They are stored in a stylish wooden storage box and come in :
  • Natural
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Dusty yellow
  • Lilac
  • Pink
  • Turquoise
  • White
  • Or a combination of colours


There are 10 blocks in a set and they measure 6.5cm x 6.5cm.x 6.5cm.
Other items you may like are the Pips & Moo connector blocks
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Mega bloks bag + 1 bringing all the fun

Imaginary play is so important for children, it helps them process their world, learn boundaries and develop their creativity and imagination.

Which is why we love open ended toys like Mega bloks.

Benefits of building blocks

Mega bloks is a wonderful tool for early childhood development.

Not only do they build imagination and develop creativity but Mega bloks building blocks also develop skills in colours, numbers, shapes and even the alphabet.

Building with Mega bloks also :

  • Improves hand- eye coordination
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Develops imagination
  • Enhances innovative ability
  • Offers creative stimulation
  • Develops problem solving abilities
  • Improves organizational skills
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Teaches patience
  • Encourages communication
  • Develops creative thinking
  • Improves fine motor skills

Bag + 1

Mega bloks offer a wide variety of both building blocks and fully compatible toys that compliment your child’s play.

All Mega blok toys are designed to click, slide or fit onto the Mega bloks assisting your child to combine all their toys to get more enjoyment from their play.

Knowing this Mega bloks have a fun formula of play ….

Bag + 1 =fun

By combining a fun toy, like this Mega bloks tool box with a bag of Mega bloks building blocks your child’s imagination is the limit.

Let’s play

As I mentioned, we love Mega bloks and Hamish has been spending his time using his Mega bloks and Mega bloks tool set, constructing new homes for his toys.

This cute tool set comes with 36 pieces and includes:

  • A spirit level
  • Hammer
  • Screw driver
  • 2 screws
  • 2 nails
  • 4 blocks with screw images
  • Building plans
  • A block containing a gear
  • Sturdy tool box storage
  • 36 pieces of Mega bloks

I love watching him in play, as he uses the tools ( including the spirit level to see it’s even) and follows the building plans to become a master builder and create the buildings he imagines.

Join us and win

We would love you to join us and show us your ” Bag + 1″ Let’s build a house together moment.

Tag us on Facebook or Instagram and don’t forget to enter the competition to ….

*Win a MEGA Hamper: tag someone you want to build MEGA with in the comment and write what you want to build with them. Use the hashtag #buildMEGAtogether

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