The world is evolving at a rapid pace. New technologies emerge constantly, and this means society has to adapt and develop new skills. This often requires an interdisciplinary approach. We need to teach children how subjects integrate and work together. They need to develop diverse skill sets and a passion for exploration and growth to
When we think back to our early childhood, we can all remember playing intricate and incredibly creative games, in which we visited outer space, built castles and searched for magical crystals. There were no rules, and the only limit was our imagination. It turns out that this type of play was absolutely crucial to our
By Emma @play_at_home_mummy As a trained Early Childhood and Primary teacher, as well as a homeschooling mother, I believe our collection of Connetix tiles is one of the most valuable educational resources we have in our home. Not only do all my children LOVE playing with them, and do so daily, but they are SO
By Lucy from @findthelittlemind We’ve been having a blast taking our magnetic tile play to a whole new level recently. Here are 3 unique places we’ve used our Connetix Tiles which the kids have loved. Table Frame I was inspired by @mamapapabubba to use a table as a framework for building. I took the
Ask any early childhood educator and they will tell you (actually let’s be real, they will probably launch into a passionate speech!) about the wonderful benefits of play on a child’s development. In fact, play is so important to a child’s development that it is actually recognized as a human right by the United Nations.
The wonderful thing about open-ended toys is that, unlike many toys that operate on a one-way-to-play action, children can use them to play in a different way every time. Open-ended toys are ultimately child lead, with no directions or specific way that they need to be played with. Not only this, they are also a