The Eldridge Family

Tumbling Blocks

July 1, 2018
Rated 5/5
Blocks, Games, Baby, Cause & Effect, Fine Motor Skills, Toys

Babies Love Tumbling Blocks

Some people would’t even think this is an 'Activity', and more would say it isn’t blog worthy... But after seeing the fun my son had knocking over blocks, and after reading about the benefits, I decided this is a MUST DO activity for babies and kids.
Kids Tumbling Blocks Activity

Tumbling Block Fun

There is no correct way to play this game, and no specific items to use. Just don’t use solid steel blocks, or anything that will crush or slice tiny hands. I use wooden blocks, and you can also use foam blocks for the younger babies. You can even use plush toys.

Just build them up, and watch your kids eyes light up as they head straight over to knock them down. You can do this over and over and over. I can assure you, you will get bored of building them up before your child will get bored of knocking them down.

Benefits of Tumbling Blocks

I started doing this with my son, just because he loved it, and it made him smile. This in itself was enough reason for me to keep stacking them up. But after a bit of reasearch, I realised this activity had a couple of other benefits.

Cause and effect: When they knock over the blocks, you set them up.
Fine motor skills: Aiming at the blocks, and waving their hand through them to knock them over.

So get out the blocks, have some fun, and let you baby smash them down. A great activity for 6 to 12 month olds.

More Resources

Inspiration Laboratories has a great article on The Importance of Destructive Play.