Did you ever think about doing something different with your kid’s play structure? Do you feel they should play with different tools other than the conventional school playground equipment and outdoor playground equipment?
When my daughter was below five years, I tried to keep her away from outdoor tools with which elder kids play. I am not a strict mom but I fear injuries a lot. On the other hand, I wanted her to have some physical and mental activities that could help her grow. Upon searching, I came to know about constructive toys. Believe it or not, it did wonders for my daughter’s growth! The positive aspects that I noticed in her are as follows.
1. Better at Problem Solving
I saw her trying different ideas while building blocks. Sometimes, she used to try tens of ideas for building one thing. The thing that I loved so much about this game was she never gave up. She kept on brainstorming and tried one idea after another; destroying one structure and trying another. This made her consistent and a better problem solver. Now, I see she finds a way out of every difficulty that comes in her way, whether it’s academic or social.
2. Improves Fine Motor Skills
The fine motor skills are all about hand and finger movement. The simple daily routine activities such as brushing your teeth, picking an object, combing your hair, etc. help in strengthening the fine motor skills. We ignore importance of these simple activities, but they play a significant role in our lives.
In order to improve your kid’s motor skills, try indulging him in constructive play. It involves simple yet effective hand movements that ultimately lead to improved performance.
3. Better Academic Performance
It might sound insane to you but constructive play helps in enhancing academic learning skills. How? You must wonder! We don’t realize the activities involve in constructive play are actually some learning skills. For instance, it needs calculations, measurements, and simple geometry. What is more, it involves science such as brainstorming, experimenting, tricking, and sometimes, even hypnotizing. Apart from that, your child has to do some readings and writing as well while constructing something. All this contributes to improving your kid’s academic skills and make him the best of students.
4. Enlarge Imagination
Constructive play is all about imagining different things in mind and bringing them into action. I saw my daughter building different things ranging from a castle to a boat. She imagined these structures in her mind and implemented them as real as possible. Every time she played, she tried different ideas and it involved her imagination. This made her a better thinker and a smart individual.
5. Stability and Persistence
While building blocks and playing similar games, the starting ideas usually go in vain. Destroying a structure and trying another idea is pretty normal while constructive playing. However, it’s frustrating and makes a person impatient. That’s where constructive play plays its role and increase patience in children. It makes them persistent and motivates them to achieve their goals.