Zapotec Ruins of Monte Albans

Your little one learned about the ancient city of Oaxaca with this fun activity. Perchep atop a hillside, the Zapotec Ruins of Monte Albans house a city of Meso-American pyramids. These flat-topped structures provided shelter for the ancient Aztec peoples of Mexico.

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To help your little one connect to this fascinating culture, they created their own pyramids out of specially-made blocks. One of the characteristics that contributes significantly to your little ones’ cognitive development, is the ability to fabricate an image they can replicate through construction.

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Nurturing this form of symbolic representation plays a major milestone in your budding builder’s development. Building, balancing, and ordering through play provides a foundation for more abstract mathematical reasoning.

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