What It Is
The 30 blocks in the First Builders 1-2-3 Count! set help children with basic counting skills as well as subtraction and addition. The blocks come with a sheet of stickers to be applied to the blocks. The stickers feature numbers, subtraction and addition symbols, shapes, and objects. Children are exposed to these different elements as they build and stack. When playtime is over, the blocks can be stored in the eco-friendly, PVC-free tote bag. This set is compatible with all MEGA Bloks First Builders sets.
Why It’s Fun
This block set is a good way to introduce basic math skills to young children. Of course, children aren't going to know how to engage in the educational play on their own. It's helpful if parents play along, naming the numbers and shapes on the blocks, setting up math problems, and helping kids count.
Who It’s For
First Builders 1-2-3 Count! is for ages 1–5.
What To Be Aware Of
The stickers should be applied by an adult.
Our Special Needs contributor Emily Vanek shares her thoughts on how this product might be a good choice for a Special Needs child.
Kids of any ability need to develop their fine motor skills, which are essential for intricate movements with the hand such as grasping or writing. Stacking blocks is a great activity to help kids develop and strengthen these skills. The size of the MEGA Bloks First Builders helps immensely with these skills. The large size coupled with the rounded edges of the connectors makes the blocks easy to stack. All kids love feeling successful, and these blocks provide a sense of accomplishment while playing and building vital skills.