It’s no secret that children learn fast during their early years where in their curiosity is at its peak. Especially when they are given the opportunity to play, they learn to explore with the things they see and grip.
In terms of child development, constructive play offers many open-end opportunities for children to develop many skills – and open-ended play really is a favourite term when it comes to children’s development!
So how does it work? With construction-based toys children learn to manipulate materials from their environment to create and design things with their own hands and from their own imagination. You can see this start to happen which our kids start to build towers and structures and then start to expand to little towns and cities.
There is all the development benefits such as: promoting hand-eye coordination, cognitive flexibility, spatial reasoning, problem solving, creativity, language, and social skills.
But what we really love about this type of play is that it helps children to make sense of the world around them helping them to make decisions that bring answers to their “what ifs”. Even as simple as reaching for a brick will teach a child about areas and limitations.
By allowing your child freedom in construction play, you are encouraging your child’s independent learning that will help them be confident about themselves to develop to their full potential as they challenge themselves through play. – What a great gift!
Here at The Toy Wagon, we try to provide you with a selection of construction toys made by some of our favourite brands in the market. One of our most popular toys is the Hape Blocks which start off little construction learners from an early age. We’re sure you’ll find toys that help nurture your kids’ desire for imagination and play and provide them various opportunities to learn practical skills that they can use in their everyday lives.
There’s a fun selection of building toys that parents can find that are perfect for kids of all ages.