Boy playing with Done by Deer building block set

The magic of open-ended play

Step into the magical world of open-ended play, where your child's imagination develops and runs free.

In this blog post, you'll learn the benefits of embracing open-ended play, how it nurtures essential skills, and why our wooden building block sets are the perfect catalyst for unlocking your child's creativity and potential.

Are you familiar with open-ended play?

Play is not just play... it's a journey into your child’s imagination where possibilities are endless.  

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the magical world of open-ended play and discover the benefits of letting your child’s imagination run free.

Baby and boy playing with wooden building blocks


What is open-ended play?

Open-ended play is where your child is free to explore and interact with toys, in a creative and unrestricted manner.

Meaning they can invent their own games, stories, and scenarios as they like.

Unlike structured play, which typically follows specific rules or guidelines such as puzzles or board games.

Girl playing with the Done by Deer Birdee puzzle


Why is open-ended play important?

Open-ended play is essential for your child’s development, as it supports cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth.

It encourages your child to use their imagination, problem-solving skills, and creativity to invent their games, stories, and scenarios.

Boy playing with the Done by Deer Antee wooden puzzle


Build, create & explore endless possibilities

Building block sets are the perfect open-ended toys and our building blocks offer hours of fun and benefits for babies and children as they grow and develop.

Our blocks have various shapes, colours, patterns, and sizes, and can be stacked, sorted, and connected in endless combinations.

Some of them even have added features like a mirror, a rattle, or a kaleidoscopic lens.

Boy looking into a kalaidoscopic lense from Done by Deer building block set

Learn essential skills through play

Playing with our blocks is fun for both babies and toddlers and can lay the groundwork for essential skills.

The process of stacking them trains hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

The trial and error involved in building structures enhances problem-solving abilities and spatial awareness.

Building with Done by Deer blocks encourages both creativity and imagination.

Children can nurture their storytelling skills by building their own Deer friends worlds and making up their own stories.

So, dive into the magical world of open-ended play with our selection of wooden building block sets and watch as your child's imagination takes flight.

Perfect for open-ended play

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