What It Is
First Builders Farm Pals is an 11-piece building set for preschoolers. Kids can stack and build with the six chunky MEGA Bloks blocks and five animal blocks: cow, chicken, horse, sheep, and duck.
Why It’s Fun
The chunky blocks in this set are easy for small hands to grasp and offer a great introduction to construction play for young kids. This building set engages preschoolers in imaginative, open-ended play, while also helping them develop fine motor skills. Because there are only 11 pieces in this set, we think it makes a good add-on to other MEGA Bloks First Builders sets, which are sold separately.
Who It’s For
First Builders Farm Pals is for ages 1–5. However, while many kids will enjoy it, it will be most engaging for kids ages 18 months to 3.
What To Be Aware Of
This set is compatible with all MEGA Bloks sets.
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.