This game allows children to use their imagination to create designs with Stretch and Connect, and can be used alone, and with others. They can be used inside or outside. Children adore making figurines with them!
Building toys have significant cognitive and academic benefits for children of all ages. Not only are they fun and exciting, but they help kids develop a wide variety of skills and abilities which help them prepare for school, sports and life, and can be considered the “building blocks” of success!
There are both short and long term positive effects – for instance, they can learn basic colours and shapes (immediate) while also learning visual-spatial awareness which will help develop future reading and writing skills.
Children also learn to cooperate with others, as well as problem-solve – which are needed in childhood, and adulthood.
The basic benefits of construction toys are that they improve fine motor manipulation, strength and dexterity, while at the same time enhancing spatial awareness. They encourage thinking and reasoning, involve focus and patience, and is a creative gateway. It helps to build confidence as they become proud of their masterpieces, and helps develop problem-solving skills. It encourages children to use their minds instead of technology, and can lead into pretend and imaginary play. It is their introduction to science, and helps to develop math skills.
Construction toys are definitely one of our very best features!