We now have Wee Build Building Sets available for in-library use! These include simple blocks, magnetic tiles, and plastic construction sets for houses, bridges, and vehicles. Open-ended block play helps children learn many important skills such as problem solving, cooperation, planning, and prediction. All toy sets are also available anytime for in library use.
Ages 1-4 can try Giant Star Builders, Motor Links,ABC Blocks, Slot-Together Animals, People Builders, Fish Builders, Tower Builders or Jumbo Nuts & Bolts. With these blocks, children can build fine motor skills as they assemble towers, stack and build with cute fish, twist together chunky shapes and more! There are hundreds of big, irresistible plastic shapes for children to link, slot, stack & more!
Ages 18 month and up can try Tabletop Hardwood Blocks. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes for lots of building fun.
Ages 3-6 can try a Vehicle Building Center, House Building Center, Bridge Building Center.These include photo cards of real structures and lots of building pieces to encourage children to build, explore and engineer.
Ages 3 and up can also try Magna–Tiles. These tiles are magnetic, so they stick on every side. Children can build and explore the concepts of symmetry, area, perimeter, angles and more.
These sets are available for In Library Use Only. Please check at the Children’s or Main Library Circulation desk to use one. As part of our participation in this grant, we’d like to document their creative work in a photo, so please leave their last structure standing or let us know if there’s another structure that you’d like us to record. These will be photos of the structures only.
Special thanks goes out to the Office of Commonwealth Libraries for funding this “Cruise Into Kindergarten” program grant for toys!