• Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam

Translucent Building Blocks on the Light Table

If you haven’t checked out the FB Live on Discount School Supply on their IG and FB,here is a bit more about one of the products! Whenever I get my hands on anything that is translucent, I immediately have to put it on a light table. Discount School Supply #gifted these Excellerations® Translucent Building Bricks - 206 Pieces and simple way to enhance the experience is providing a light table for the child to create and explore the blocks.

Children are naturally drawn to the glow of the table and are often calmed by the visual stimulation as they play. Light has a way of focusing their attention and illuminating new perspectives, therefore adding this sensory element opens their mind to a whole new perspective of building. The light table while make the colors even more vibrant which in turn can help them understand color, shapes, and sorting.


Any types of blocks are essential in all stages of early childhood. They provide opportunities for early STEM concepts that will provide skills for children throughout the rest of their lives. Building with blocks such as these, help children enhance their visual-spatial skills. Encourages thinking and reasoning, these skills are what make children become well-rounded, independent and successful adults. Involves focus and patience, children need to work slowly and carefully to be successful at creating their designs. Using their imagination boosts cognitive, academic, language and social growth. When building, children need to decide what will or won’t work. Through building, children learn to experiment and make new discoveries about how things work. Builds confidence, once that masterpiece is finished, children are so proud of their accomplishments. It increases their belief in themselves.





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