The benefits of construction play
Construction toys in my view are a must for any home, playroom, or child-focused setting. Children learn faster during their early years than they ever will again – you only have to think about all the developments that go on from the day they are born until their first birthdays to realise that.
During their early years children need to see possibilities and engage in open-ended activities that will allow them to grow and develop. Construction play involves manipulating elements of the play environment to construct something new. This may involve all sorts of different construction methods – stacking, assembling, disassembling, sorting or moulding, or yes, even destroying!
If you give a child a pile of bricks or blocks, it doesn’t take long before they are piling them up or connecting them together or even separating the colours or shapes. All the time they are doing this they are learning and experimenting with scientific principles, such as friction and gravity. Of course, they are also improving their fine motor skills and developing problem-solving skills as well, turning blocks and bricks around until they fit together for example.
To some adults, this type of play might seem a little simple and unimportant, but there really is a lot going on, like skill building, problem solving and overcoming physical and mental challenges. Construction toys have the added benefits of encouraging independent learning, developing hand-eye coordination and developing confidence.
This exciting pack of Big Briks contains loads of colors including black, blue, brown, clear, gray, green, orange, pink, purple, white, and yellow. This bundle of 84 Big Briks contains 48 Big Briks in 4 colors measuring 1.25″ x 1.25″ x 1″ (2×2 pegs), 24 Big Briks measuring 1.25″ x 1.65″ x 0.65″ (1×2 pegs-tall), and 12 Big Briks measuring 2.5″ x 1.25″ x 1″ (2×4 pegs).
These are ideal for when children are moving on from things like stacking blocks and Duplo and wanting something a little more intricate. These are also compatible with all sorts of similar bricks like LEGO for example, so you can also join them up to expand any existing sets of bricks you might have.
Children can build a tower, or something more complex and experiment with colours and sizes of bricks along the way.
Not only to sets like these provide hours of fun, they also provide a number of developmental and learning opportunities along the way as well.
Do your children enjoy construction toys?