Building blocks are an incredible tool for toddler development. They can demonstrate cause and effect, gravity and help nurture problem solving skills. Stacking more than three blocks is a skill that child experts say develops around 18-22 months.
However, one clever little boy is defying these estimations. Max's mum Serena captured the 12 month old stacking blocks. However, not only was he stacking four blocks but, to add a degree of complexity, he was using his mum's skincare products as building blocks.
"My one year old problem solving like a king," the caption reads.
In the sweet video, Max makes three attempts to stack his mum's moisturiser upon the top of his tower. But to Max's frustration it continues to slide off.?
Max then incredibly disassembles the tower and his mother asks, "are you going to try a different way?"?
The one-year-old reorders the tower with the blue block/moisturiser at the bottom.?
When the tower successfully stands on its own no one looks more pleased with himself than Max!
The budding engineer then accidentally knocks the tower down with his foot.
The video which was shared to Serena's TikTok and the account @BadParentingMoments has received a combined total of 7 million views.
Viewers were stunned at the creative and cognitive ability of the one-year-old.
"You have a future engineer on your hands," one person wrote.
"No but that's actually impressive. The fact that he failed, attempted, thought about it, found a solution and did it? Like? Wow," one impressed commenter said.
"Developmentally AMAZING," said another.
Max was using Drunk Elephant skincare products as building blocks. His 'building set' retails for over $400.?
"That is one expensive block set," joked another commenter.
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