Valuable Construction Play Benefits for Your Little One

By allowing children freedom in construction play it also makes them think independently and make decisions based on what they are learning. This is great for teachers and it will then transpire into other areas of education and make the child a well-rounded learner as they grow older. Watching children play nicely together is great to see.

Construction play helps children to cooperate with each other in order to complete tasks. This could be something as simple as passing each other bricks or passing buckets to each other. By doing this children will strengthen their social skills and become better team players. Construction play can be crazily vast. Simple things such as counting bricks, measuring weight and moving objects all contribute to making a child think outside the box.

Children all have different ways of learning and thinking (at different stages too). Using construction play helps make education fun and engaging! Children use hand-eye coordination whenever they build or construct. As they start building blocks, a child's eyes send visual information to the brain to tell it where the hand is placed and if it is legible. With this information, the brain generates instructions for how the hand has to move in order to create appropriate shapes. It's no secret that children learn faster in their early years.

This is why open-ended activities allow them to grow and develop to their full potential. Even something as simple as reaching for a brick will teach a child about limitations to areas.