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Do Construction Toys Make Children More Creative?

Dec 4, 2007
Children have played with toys for hundreds of years. Children get their first experience of the world, when they start playing with toys, which offer a host of positive benefits. Toys enhance a child's imagination, exploration, education, role modeling, play, adventure, and curiosity. Children learn to interact with the world in a manner that they can comprehend and build upon.

Some toys are more interactive than others. If you wish to help your child become more creative, buy toys that are interactive, as these encourage you child to experiment and find out things by himself, herself.

Playing with construction toys sharpens children's minds. Children also strengthen their hands-eye coordination even as they have a lot of fun. Dexterity, spatial thinking and creativity of the child are all enhanced.

These toys help unlock children's creativity. With these toys, they learn and create buildings, structures, and design imaginary things. Doing so helps them develop many important skills including math, science, physics, patterning, sequencing, visual discrimination and strategy.

Construction toys have been manufactured for years. The manufacturers of such toys claim that these are fun activity toys and building systems that supercharge children's imagination to create cool spaces and secret places. From submarines in imaginary seas, fantasy castles from faraway lands, or even space ships from new galaxies, anything kids can imagine comes to life with the construction toys available, these days.

Some construction toys have connectors and foam tubes that kids of 4 years and above can use in a safe, fun, and easy ways. The foam tubes can be snapped together with quick-snap magnetic connectors. Then colorful fabric panels can be hanged up before the kids can build a fort, to climb on in. Such toys are safe, and easy to use. Also, the furniture stays in place. There are usually 50 to 100 pieces, and you might need storage bags to help clean-up, after the kids are through playing.

These toys enable a kid to make anything he/ she imagines. Kids find building structures and creating a new one from scratch great fun. That apart, these toys also develop their creativity and dexterity.

In fact, children find many creative uses for the parts; many of these were probably not even intended by the manufacturer. These include the use of tubes as swords, baseball bats, helicopter blades, or make hula-hoops or large flowers out of them.

They may also use the cloth as a superhero's cape, or as scarves, or picnic baskets.

Some children fancy themselves as being human battering rams to bring down the construction, once it's up. Thus, construction toys play a vital role in your child's upbringing, by encouraging him/ her to think laterally.
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Richard J. Runion is the President of Geostar Publishing & Services LLC. Rich loves net research & blogging. His new blog on Cranium Fort Construction Toys is fast becoming popular, as it is
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