It would be blocks because…
They last forever! You can use them to teach color and shape. They build fine motor skills as children practice stacking and balancing. Children can explore 2D and 3D aesthetic design with them. They provide hands-on practice for creating sturdy and functional 3D design. Blocks are an open-ended toy with infinite creative possibilities! “They” play nicely with other toys. It is okay if one is missing. Children of ALL AGES enjoy blocks. It’s fun to knock them down! They never end up in the basement!
* * *
If you don’t have blocks yet and I have inspired you to get a set why not consider this 36 piece set that comes with a pull cart: Melissa and Doug Unit Blocks on Wheels
Or this fun set with printed animal features: Hape Eco Animal Blocks – 38 Piece Set
Or this colorful 36 piece set with fun printed shapes: PBS Kids City Exploration Building Blocks
Or how about a 46 piece set with more “architectural” pieces offered through Amazon: PlanToys Plan Preschool Creative Blocks, 35 mm
Or these giant foam blocks offered through Amazon: EduShape Wood- Like Giant Blocks 726032
Last up, I think you could make some cool structures with these: Citiblocs Hot Colors Precision Cut Building Blocks (100 Piece Hot)
All product links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission for each sale through Amazon.
Have a favorite block set? Please share!