Toy building sets are one of the most effective early toys that you can buy your child, and the educational and entertainment value can last into the tween years. Building blocks and similar items help a child to harness creativity, develop fine motor skills and hone logic-based abilities. Before your child can write, tie his or her shoes or button buttons, he or she will be able grasp and benefit from building toys. Sears offers one of the largest and most diverse collections of such toy anywhere and has the shapes, colors and themes perfect for your child, whatever his or her tastes.
Building sets are available from all the major brands, including Fisher-Price, LEGO and Mega Bloks. Sets range from simple and perfect for beginners to complex and appropriate for advanced learners seeking a challenge. For the youngest builders, you'll find sets that are easy to build and disassemble, and some can even function as baby ride on toys or serve other purposes when assembled. For older children, you'll find sophisticated architectural and mechanical sets that greatly expand their learning possibilities.
Basic toy blocks come in a wide range of themes, including animals and alphanumeric characters, that enable the parent to teach while the child has fun stacking. Not all building sets are block based, however. The products from K'nex, for instance, allow a child to achieve functioning mechanics. Products from LEGO and Mega Bloks, on the other hand, excel at letting the child build structures.
Many of the building block sets available at Sears serve a dual-purpose. On one hand, each set includes a concept that the child must achieve by following instructions or the parent's guidance. On the other hand, each set adds to the child's personal block collection, which he or she can use to build anything imaginable. In fact, some sets are coveted simply because they provide an unusual building piece that simply isn't replicated elsewhere.
The building toys available at Sears are a worthwhile investment in your child's future. They're also loads of fun and scratch a collector's itch while providing a platform for creativity. Choose a set today, and enjoy quality time as you help your child achieve something tangible. Choose another set tomorrow, and watch in wonder at what happens when your child is presented with the infinite possibilities of those combined sets.