Block power

Block out time for playing with blocks! Blocks are great math tools.

You'll Need

  • Blocks
  • Square or rectangular surface


10 minutes

Learning Stages

Blocks are great math tools. Use them to talk with your child about size and shape and to introduce him to the concepts of area and fractions. With different-sized blocks, ask your child: Which block is bigger? Which block is half the size? If you have a square or rectangular table, ask your child to guess how many blocks are needed to cover the table. Have him test his hypothesis.