A Mighty Girl's top picks of building and engineering toys for inventive Mighty Girls from toddlers to teens.
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, we've showcased 50 of our favorite building toys for kids from toddlers to teens in this blog post. Whether they are interested in building with classic blocks, bricks, rods, and connectors, or experimenting with magnets, wedges, and more, there’s something here that will intrigue every child!
Science lovers can also find plenty of empowering options in our blog post Wrapped up in Science: Top 50 Science Toys for Mighty Girls.
For more girl-empowering toys of all varieties, check out our 2016 Girl Empowerment Holiday Gift Guide and our 2016 Holiday Guide blog series.