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Activity Tips: Anette Builds a Tower

Playing with colored wooden blocks is good training for grasping and hand-eye coordination.

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Playing with colored wooden blocks is good training for grasping and hand-eye coordination. Children as young as 1-1/2 years old can learn to stack blocks on top of each other. At 2 years of age, a child can often build a tower 3 blocks tall, increasing to a stack of 6 blocks at 2-1/2 years, and 8 blocks at 3 years. If the blocks used are of different colors, they can be used to teach the child the concept of colors. Practice makes perfect, and Anette finally manages to build a tower using all the blocks. Well done, Anette.