By Katherine Handcock, A Mighty Girl Communications Specialist
It starts the first moment an infant or toddler realizes that one block can balance on another block. Before you know it, building a tower to the sky (and making it crash down!) has become a favorite activity. For many kids, building toys remain favorites throughout childhood, with structures becoming more complex as kids' building skills advance. And once they can incorporate moving parts, budding engineers get to really explore all the incredible things they can put together!
If you have an amateur architect or engineer on your hands, some intriguing new building toys make a great gift idea! By expanding the materials available for building, you can help kids develop useful skills like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, planning, and spatial perception — and, of course, let them have a great time doing it!
With that in mind, in this post, we’re sharing our 40 favorite building toys for kids from toddlers to teens. In addition to these recommendations, you can find more great building toys in our full selection of over 150 Building Toys.