Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Playing with Pattern Blocks - Melissa and Doug

Putti loves our Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Board. She has played with them in more ways than it is actually meant to. This toy set has been a great gift to her!! She loves trying to build the patterns on the floor  or table instead of on the board itself. 

She loves sorting them by color, counting each of them, comparing their sizes...

Simply arranging each shape

is so much fun !!!

I challenge her to make hexagons using different shapes and I am amazed at all the possibilities !!!  

Making a large swirl using all of the shapes is great fun and keeps her occupied for a loooong time while im cooking or doing the laundry. 
Isnt this caterpillar cute?

Putti loves to practice tracing with them. Most of them end being colored in or as faces :)

These Pattern blocks are great for pretend play too. They have become all sorts of toppings on Putti's Pizza. Also she loves to add them into her rice, curries and gravies :) I love her imaginations!!

Some of our collaborative works...


She also loves to build and stack the pattern blocks. Building towers is fun and knocking them down greater fun!!! 
This toy is helpful in Identifying basic shapes, composing simple shapes to form larger shapes and copying, extending, and creating patterns.




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7 Comments :

WE used to have some shape blocks like these. I loved them! You have done a lot of really cool things with yours.:)
Shiloh
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How creative is that? And what fun! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

@sstone,
welcome here! Thanks for the comment, glad that u liked it.

@Aimee,
I love it when a toy gets played in multiple ways:) Thanks

Ooh the blocks look fabulous! And so much you can do with them. Brilliant!

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

I LOVE all your patterns :) We made Christmas designs tonight with ours! Lots of fun!

She is so good at taking activities a bit further. I have so missed your posts. I enjoyed seeing the things she made with her blocks. She reminds me of myself when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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