Work on counting, simple addition and subtraction, thinking skills, manual dexterity, coordinated use of both hands, visual discrimination, visual form constancy, spatial relations, play exploration and participation
In the bag: 30 plastic blocks, over 50 stickers
The First Builders line of Mega Bloks are designed to be kids' first construction sets. They come in different themes such as animal adventures, ABC Spell, and this one - Build My 123s. Build My 123s is based on numbers and encourages counting, adding and subtraction. A sticker sheet comes with the set and stickers include numbers, math signs, whimsical characters, and objects to count. Use them all or just a part of them, it is up to you. Kids can build simple equations such as 1 + 2 = 3, or as pictured on the front of the bag, 9 - 6 built on top of a long block that has three soccer balls on it. The blocks are plastic and large, comparable to LEGO's Duplo line. The stickers on LEGO and Mega Bloks have always stuck well, I have never had any come off.
- Line the numbers up in numerical order.
- Line the counting squares up in numerical order.
- Choose a number and see how many blocks you can find to represent that number (4, 4 dots, 4 fingers).
- Create horizontal equations, create vertical equations.
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