Play-Based Learning Through Educational Toys

Date Posted:18 September 2019 

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By nature, children are curious about cause and effect. This interest in ‘how the world works’ can be observed from the day babies are born.

 

How Children Behave when Growing Up

As they go through the process of growing up, children are constantly analysing and drawing conclusions based on their experiences.

“Babies and children are like little scientists. They gather evidence by observing and experiencing the world,” says Tamar Kushnir from the Human Development Department of Cornell University(1). While it may look like they are simply playing with toys in a random or haphazard manner, it has been observed that they are actually engaged in a rational process of hypothesising, evaluating and adapting their beliefs, after being presented with real-world evidence.

Our carefully selected, comprehensive range of educational toys at Piptree Shop are designed by experts in the field(2). These purpose-designed, sustainable, wooden ‘toys’ are all actively aimed at stimulating our children in the domains of creativity, health, language, mathematics and science.

 

The Five Learning Domains

Creativity – Toys that foster creativity expose children to visual arts, music, dance and pretend play.Enjoyable experiences in art appreciation, creation and performance will encourage children’s interest in arts, and contribute to developing an attitude of life-long learning. ➡️ Shop Now

Health – Appropriate physical training helps children develop gross and fine motor skills whilst also effectively developing their concentration and observation abilities. Children also learn about nutrition and hygiene through learning materials in this domain. ➡️ Shop Now

Language – Early childhood is the golden period for learning languages. Children can learn and think effectively if they are proficient in language communication. Educational tools within the language domain allow children to build their vocabulary and communication skills. ➡️ Shop Now

Mathematics – As children become better acquainted with the mathematical concepts in their everyday life experiences, they gradually build up a good foundation for cognitive development and basic mathematical concepts such as numeracy, measuring and geometry. ➡️ Shop Now

Science – Children experience the joy of science, through observation, exploration, questioning and verification. Fascinating science topics are excellent learning material for children who will gain a deeper understanding of the ‘things’ and phenomena around them. Educational tools for science cover topics in biology, earth, physics and space. ➡️ Shop Now

 

Toys are not just for Entertainment

The best toys engage children’s senses, spark their imaginations and encourage them to interact with others(3). Different types of toys require children to use different skill sets and tap into different learning areas of the brain(4). Toys at Piptree Shop come with detailed instructions and learning guides with ideas for play, thus ensuring the children use the toys correctly and benefit from the full educational value of these learning materials.

 

References:

  1. Learning About How Young Children Learn
  2. Educationall Group Experts Team
  3. Educational Benefits of Providing Toys to Children
  4. The best educational toys for kids – Business insider

 

This article originally appeared on Piptree Early Learning.


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