We at Casey's toys believe that construction toys are considered to be one of the most effective yet tools for teaching children different skills. By letting them build something on their own it allows a child to express their unique creativity. It also allows them to explore the world and satisfy their curiosity. Finally it allows them to test and expand their knowledge of the world. It is also a great way for parents to discover their kids' skills and their hidden talents. Read more...
The learning starts by sorting out the pieces of a construction set, specially those that involve parts of different shapes, colours, and sizes. While playing with the individual parts may seem solely fun for kids, it's a perfect opportunity for parents to introduce some unique learning sessions. Say, when a kid picks up a piece, the parent can ask if they know what colour and shape it is. They can also ask their kids to count the pieces aloud.
By letting kids play with construction toys, parents are giving them their own space to learn and discover their abilities. While parents can just observe the kids while playing, it would be better if they join them. Not only does it improve the bond between parents and children, it has a significant positive impact in many other areas of their kids' lives. First, it improves their communication skills. With the parents being there while they try to build something, they will realise that they have someone to talk to if they have questions. Or if there are no questions, kids will have someone to share their ideas with. This helps to improve their vocabulary as well as their confidence. If children have Parents who are willing to listen to them anytime, it will help them realise that they are free to voice out their feelings. this will prove massively beneficial as they grow up.
Completing a construction set makes children think and improve their reasoning. Even when they are following a set of instructions or a visual guide, it still takes a lot of mental effort for kids to figure out the next steps to complete the structure. When they get stuck on a certain step, it forces them to use their critical thinking which in turn develops their problem-solving skills. By acquiring those skills, they become more independent, more confident that they can face any challenges that come their way. It also teaches them a lesson about staying focused and patient if you're trying to reach a goal. The goal for the time being is the finished project.
For cases where there are no special guides and instructions to follow and children are free to do whatever they want and create whatever design they can think of, their imagination is being utilised. Give a child any random pieces and items and you'll be in for a treat when you see what they have created out of nothing. Imagination and creativity are two things children all have. They believe that anything is possible which is a good thing. It teaches them they can do anything, be anything they want as long as they set their heart to it. And so they start conjuring their own magical stories, set in a magical world, involving different imaginary characters. Funny stories and conversation taken from their made up stories will fill up the house and the whole family won't hear the end of it until the kids think of another story to tell.
Another important thing obtained from playing with construction toys is that kids are being socially active. Some construction toy sets include bigger pieces that require more than one kid to push, pull, and lift it. So they will find a playmate or two, invite them to play with them, and start building the pieces. It lets them mingle with other kids and introduces them to all different types of people. Learning these skills now will make meeting different people as and adult be so much easier.
Take your time browsing this section because there are lots of options here. Choose from different designs like animals, vehicles, houses, dinosaurs and many more. These construction toys are also made from different materials such as cardboard and plastic. And get this. Sets called Magformers are magnetic and are super easy to interconnect and build. Cool, right?