Benefits of Constructive Play
Did you ever consider doing something different with your child’s play structure? Do you feel they should play with different tools other than the traditional school playground equipment and outdoor playground equipment?
When my daughter was under five years, I tried to keep her away from outdoor tools with which older children play. I’m not a strict mother but I fear injuries a lot. On the other hand, I wanted her to have some physical and mental activities that could help her increase. Upon searching, I came to learn about constructive toys.
1. Better at Problem Solving
I saw her trying different ideas while building blocks. From time to time, she used to try tens of ideas for building a single thing. The thing that I loved so much about this game was she never gave up. She maintained on rhetoric and tried one idea after another; destroying one structure and trying another. This made her consistent and a better problem solver. 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 finger and hand motion. The simple daily routine activities like brushing your teeth, picking an item, combing your hair, etc. help in strengthening the fine motor skills. We ignore importance of these basic activities, but they play a substantial role in our lives.
So as to enhance your kid’s motor skills, consider indulging him in constructive play. It involves simple yet powerful hand movements that ultimately lead to enhanced performance.
It may seem crazy to you but constructive play helps in enhancing academic learning skills. How? You have to wonder! We do not realize that the activities involve in constructive play are actually some learning skills. For instance, it needs calculations, measurements, and simple geometry. Furthermore, it involves science such as brainstorming, experimentation, tricking, and at times, even hypnotizing. Apart from that, your child has to do a few readings and writing as well while assembling something. All this contributes to enhancing your child’s academic abilities and make him the best of students.
4. Enlarge Imagination
Constructive play is all about imagining different things in mind and bringing them into actions. I saw my daughter building different things which range from a castle to a ship. She imagined these structures inside her mind and executed them as real as possible. Every time she performed, she tried different ideas and it involved her creativity. This made her a better thinker and a smart individual.
While building blocks and playing similar games, the beginning ideas usually go in vain. Destroying a structure and trying another idea is really normal while constructive playing. However, it is frustrating and makes a person impatient. That’s where constructive play plays its role and boost patience in children. It makes them persistent and motivates them to reach their targets.