Blocks & Building Sets
Building Blocks from Sears for Your Young Engineer
Sears has a huge selection of Blocks and Building Sets for all ages like jumbo blocks, Lego sets, and K'nex!
Blocks and Building Sets are magical toys that hit all three of the perfect playtime buzzwords- creative, active, and educational. Many kids too young to even talk spend hours stacking up block towers and then knock them down again with a burst of giggles. Experts say that building with such simple tools is a great way for kids to expand their imagination and hand-eye coordination. Once they get a grip on the building process, kids can mix and match building blocks with their other favorite playtime activities, constructing airports for their toy jumbo jet or a dollhouse for their Barbies!
Block-play also has unexpected social benefits. One study pitted many different groups against each other to see who could make the highest tower possible with only building blocks. In the end, the group of kindergarteners placed second overall, beating out both lawyers and Fortune 500 CEO's and losing only to professional architects. The key was that the kids were willing to work together, listen to each other's ideas, and think outside the box to construct their tower!
Older kids (5-teens) will have even more creative leeway with more complex and open-ended building sets such as Lego and K'nex, either following along detailed instructions or going freeform with their own creations. Kids of any age will have hours of fun thinking up ideas, carefully laying the blocks in place, and completing each project. Then, once they've finished, they can knock it down and start something new!