Study shows benefits of block building activities on young minds

Researchers with Indiana University studied the impact of structured block building and board game on spatial processing. Using Blocks Rock! and Scrabble, researchers found that block play has a significant impact on mental rotation performance.

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Research

The Effect of Block Building on Mental Rotation Ability

Structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games.

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Traditional toys may beat gadgets in language development

A study examines how electronic playthings impact the way babies engage verbally with their parents, which is crucial for cognitive development.

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A developmental look at a rigorous block play program

Blocks: great learning tools from infancy through the primary grades.

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