Toddlers are at a great age to start encouraging them to build different structures and things, so you want to make sure you get the best construction sets for toddlers.
Most toddlers start building with simple stacking of blocks but as they grow and get older you will notice their structures get more complex to things like castles and animals like dogs and alligators. You want to make sure that you encourage your little one to grow these physical skills as well as their imagination with construction sets.
The Best Construction Sets for Toddlers
First Block Sets for Toddlers
These blocks are great for little ones who are just learning to build. They are larger blocks so you don’t have to worry about small pieces with toddlers sticking them in their mouths. They fit together really easily and come in a variety of different sizes and shapes so you can make all sorts of different fun things from a garage to a giraffe.
These larger blocks are basically a precursor to the famous LEGO blocks and make great beginner blocks for toddlers to grow with until they are ready for smaller blocks like LEGOs.
Not only will your child get to fine tune their motor skills with these building blocks but they since they come in bright primary colors they will also help your toddler learn his colors quite easily.
You can start with the basic big building bag which has 80 blocks inside and then you can add on other Mega Blok products like the Mega Bloks Lil’ Dump Truck, the Mega Bloks Play N’ Go Table or for a little girl you can even consider the 80 piece pink bag starter set.
These are another option for larger blocks that are great for beginner builders. These larger blocks are basically a precursor to the famous LEGO blocks and look just like them but are much larger. These blocks are recommended for ages 18 months and up so they are just perfect for your little toddler.
There are tons of different LEGO Duplo sets and boxes that you can buy, but I would recommend you start with a basic starter box like the one pictured above. After that you can start building up your block stash even more with sets like My First Construction Site, Baby Zoo, and Number Train.
The blocks fit together nicely and there are endless possibilities to what your little one can build with the different sets. These blocks are great for fine motor skills as well as encouraging creativity in your toddler.
Wood Block Sets for Toddlers
This wood block set is another great option to help toddlers start with their first construction set. The great thing about these blocks is that they not only have colors that you teach but you can also use them to teach different shapes as well. And of course, building tons of different things with them is the best part.
These blocks are the first to use wood from rubber trees that no longer provide latex so you can be sure that they are safe. These blocks are recommended for ages 2 and up as some of the blocks are smaller and would not be suitable for a one year old or younger.
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There are 50 blocks included in this construction set for toddlers but you may just find that your toddler enjoys them so much you need another set to make larger things.
These wooden blocks are a little different than your basic blocks as they are nesting blocks but can be used for a variety of different things from building towers to learning about different animals.
Toddlers love the pictures of animals on the blocks as well as building with the different size blocks. You can stack all the blocks up into a large tower that stands 3 feet high and then you can take them all down and nest each size into the larger one. This also helps a child learn about sizes as well. You can also help teach sorting with these blocks as well.
There are plenty of other construction sets for toddlers that you can choose from as well if none of the ones above interest you.