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.