Blocks have stood the test of time and have earned an irreplaceable role in early childhood education. The hours of learning-by-doing that blocks afford children are, quite honestly, priceless. Blocks ask children to draw upon and expand problem-solving abilities, tap into spatial sense and motor abilities, and lay a foundation for mathematics and story-telling, and more.
While blocks have maintained a constant presence, at the same time, educators and parents have turned to tablets, laptops, and smart boards. Educational expertise, combined with appropriate technology, continues to produce products that are more inclusive and responsive to the learning and development needs of all children.
At Stages, we were intrigued by the idea of combining traditional blocks with meaningful technology. We were committed to creating a product that unabashedly celebrated the joys of childhood—self-discovery, play and imagination -- in combination with curricular or programming needs of a one-on-one autism or ABA therapy program.
The result? Language Builder® Blocks. Or as we like to say,“Blocks, welcome the 21st century!” Download the FREE App now for iPhone or iPad.
Language Builder® Blocks App for iPad receives prestigious Mom's Choice Award! Language Builder® Blocks App for iPad has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards®.
The Language Builder® Blocks set includes:
- 40 custom-designed solid wood blocks in vibrant colors that are ready-to-use or can be enhanced by the free, one-of a-kind Language Builder® Blocks App for iPad.
- 100 unique picture cards of randomly created structures for children to recreate. Ranging from structures comprised of 1-40 blocks to meet a wide range of abilities.
- 20 "Pretend Play" picture cards of structures made to look like other objects - like animals, foods, transportation, everyday objects, and more!
The Free Language Builder® Blocks App allows users to:
- create and add their own structures so sessions and plans can be completely customized.
- access hundreds of additional structure images
- use a child-friendly block-building timer
- utilize multi-user reporting options
- create a personalized gallery of best times to increase motivation
- receive new Language Builder® Block designs sent on a regular basis
- reach a community of users to share designs and ideas.
- Works on iPhone and iPad