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Uncle Goose Sight Words Blocks

5 Skills Children Strengthen by Playing with Wooden Wagons

Uncle Goose blocks are fun and educational, and so are the wagons they ride on! Our little wooden wagons bring a lot of joy to children and adults all over the world.

One reason why our wooden wagons are so well-loved is that they play nicely with all kinds of other toys. Our wagons not only haul blocks, but they’ve been known to carry coloring books, dolls, and yo-yos, too.

But wagons do so much more than haul and store toys. Children can also boost important knowledge and abilities by playing with wagons!

Here are 5 important skills children can strengthen by playing with our little wooden wagons:

Uncle Goose Blocks with Wagon

1. Creative Skills. Wagons can become anything in a child’s hands. Cars, trucks, rockets, land rovers: watch a child’s creativity soar! Plus, our wooden wagon all but begs to be decorated. How might you and your child decorate and show off your teddy bear’s cool new ride? And what stories can children tell you about their wagon adventures?

2. Math Skills. Children develop math skills as they count the items in their wagons. For example, they might add and subtract blocks from the wagon. And they began to see rows and columns form into multiplication tables.

3. Physical Skills. Pushing, pulling, and hauling: these are important skills for large muscle development. Wagons are also great for tossing games that develop coordination. Children and adults alike use wagons as targets for soft tossables like beanbags, socks, and crumpled up wads of paper.

4. Science Skills. Is it easier to haul toys by hand or to carry them in a wagon? Is it easier to push or pull your wagon? Why is that? Exploring questions like these help teach beginning physics.

5. Social Skills. And of course, playing with others develops social skills. Children learn the difference between competition and cooperation. And they find that both competing and cooperating with others can be fun and rewarding.

How else do you play and learn with your little wooden wagons?