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
Learning Through Play
Childhood play is one of the defining behaviors and characteristics of children all around the world, and scientists are now developing a much more detailed and in depth understanding of not just why children play, but how play helps them to develop socially and emotionally. It turns out that high energy, noisy, dizzying, free and
When our children have the opportunity to take part in unstructured play with an adult who is genuinely invested in the activity, such as with Connetix Tiles, they can reap a number of benefits relating to boosts in their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development with direct payoffs for the future. We know that unstructured
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