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The benefits of block play that you see and those you don't

The myriad of benefits from physical construction toy abound

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Purdue University Engineering Inspire Gift Guide

Our Mini Unit Beams Builder Sets hit the spot when it comes to inspiring creativity, encouraging STEM learning and engaging kids in engineering thinking and design. How can we be so sure? Earlier this month, the Mini Unit Beams Crane Builder Set and the Mini Unit Beam Bridge Builder Set received seals of approval from none other than Purdue University’s engineering research institute, INSPIRE!

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Solid Foundations to Grow on

Every year, the Center for Early Childhood Education, Eastern Connecticut State University conducts a survey in which researchers observe children playing with a variety of toys -nominated by teachers, parents, researchers, and children themselves - in a free play setting in preschool classrooms. They code children’s use of the toys in three areas: thinking/learning/problem solving, social interaction, and creativity.

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