Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning-Mr.RogersAn american famous children’s TV programmer head Mr. Fred Rogers thoughtful words for kid’s learning forced us to write down playful learning activities through PLAY PLANKS®
When we were about to launch our product PLAY PLANKS® , we tried and tested it on almost every age-group, and the most fascinating group was Pre-schooler group, the little kids below the age of 6. We haven’t designed any special activities for them but in fact they were the ones who tell us actually “how to play from PLAY PLANKS® ” because its an art to play wisely and learn through it.
And we experienced unexpected beautiful outcomes. So, we thought to share some examples that we observed in our events and activities that you can start with your little child straight away even with babies!
Commonly PLAY PLANKS® is renowned as building construction play set and it is quite true but in the past few months we explored it with various 2D activities helping children in learning Numerals, Alphabets and more over to work on their imagination.
Here we will list down each one with pictures and little description.
Kids love making alphabetical letters from PLAY PLANKS® , we have captured some moments from our activity stalls from different public events. Around the age of 2, children begin showing interest in learning alphabet letters. While some kids learn letters very quickly, others need more repetition and time to learn letters. PLAY PLANKS® can be an interesting activity to learn and recognize letters.
This is one of the sample Posters we have taken out to give an idea of learning Alphabets through PLAY PLANKS®
NUMBERS AND NUMERALS
PLAY PLANKS® can be a fun way for introducing numbers and counting. Just like Alphabets you can build out numbers and helps in recognizing and learning the digits.
we found an interesting activity with Play Planks, to learn numbers, by building a base of number and playing a ball inside its gaps, will increase children’s critical thinking and number recognition.
Imaginative play is essentially when children are role playing and are acting out various experiences they may have had or something that is of some interest to them. They are experimenting with decision making on how to behave and are also practicing their social skills. Children loved building their imaginations and create their friends, peers, favorite animals, transport to act on or play with. We found kids building rail roads, cow, goats, a friend face to play with. This really helps them to develop their cognitive skills and creativity.
PLAY PLANKS® FOR BABIES
Most of the parents asked us how much PLAY PLANKS® is safe and secure for our young kids and how can we introduce this wooden set to the little hands? we assure you its totally safe and secure (the pictures above are a prove) for your little ones because as it is made form 100% fine wood. They love to touch them, spread them, hold them and some like to arrange them in their own way.
But for really little kids we suggest parental supervision because some kids may love to taste and munch them 🙂 i know smart parents understand this!
Knock down or smack down tower activity
That is one of the activities we loved observing with babies. But Why babies love to knock down towers? Here is a Perfect example! we made a tall tower out of PLAY PLANKS® wooden blocks and its now ready for a Perfect knock down!! We as adults love to built it and babies come to break it down all. But this is not at all destructive as you can see because breaking down and knocking down is also a part of learning. what kids learn from it:
- Cause and effect
- Fine motor skills
- Working together
Building towers is a fun way of playing with babies and toddlers, in this way parent or any adult construct the tower and the baby come to knock it down, Babies really love to see the cause and effect thing as you can clearly watch in this video, baby”s feeling is quite visible she is enjoying and having a feeling of breaking it all, both at the same time. So, play constructively with your babies and have some playful moments with them because in early years they need you a lot. And playing with PLAY PLANKS® is one more way to fun because these wooden planks are made finely with 100% pinewood and are Eco-friendly that means they can be reused by many siblings or cousins or even adults in the family.
so, have a happy building and healthy playful weekend with your kids.
A non-practicing architect and homeschooling mom of three.