Jem and Olive love playing with building blocks, not just square ones, but all sizes. Blocks are great educational toys because they allow your child to develop several important skills.
Fine motor skills
Reading and math skills
My girls love making patterns with their blocks. Little did I know that this will help with reading and math skills. In fact, a study in the October 2007 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reported that children who play with blocks average 15% higher on reading scores later in life.