Your Child can now build a tower of 4 or more wooden blocks.
Sometimes, the simplest toy gives the most benefit. Stacking blocks aren’t only entertaining to children but also teaches them essential life skills, such as problem-solving, basic math, and the concept of cause and effect. By the time children are 2 years old, they are often already able to build towers of 4 or more blocks, which is a sign of well-developed fine motor skills.
How to support this development
While encouraging Your Child to build a tower of blocks, you may hold Your Child ’s wrist and help bring the block to the top and show the little one how to put it down gently. After you’re done playing, let the little constructor feel free to knock them down. This will teach them about cause and effect. Blocks with details, such as colors, numbers, or alphabets, may also help to develop the little one’s sorting and sequencing skills.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (10 June 2021)