I'm sure you've seen these kind of blocks before. They're the ones you usually find in a preschool or Kindergarten classes at a 'Blocks Center.' They're smooth, heavy and very sturdy. You can build towers, houses, roads, whatever pops into your head/hands. Years ago, when I in college, I worked in a daycare center and so enjoyed the blocks center. I thought, "I'd like my kids to have a set of these." When I checked into that a few years later as a second grade teacher and saw the cost I thought, "Never gonna happen!"
Well, low and behold, a dear woman in our community, who had a dream of opening a preschool of her own 'one day', gave us a complete set of them. Brand spanking new blocks!! I am so thankful. The kiddos are having a blast building and creating. Unlike their plastic counterparts there is nothing they (my kids) can do to break them (they're good at deconstruction)! :D
[I love that these blocks will last a good long while, and are NOT plastic!!]
I am also grateful that there have been other thoughtful people here who have added to our overall homeschooling experience by giving us books, games and other creative-making things. They've added to the 'building blocks' of our learning experience!!
Here are a few shots of what's been happening here...