Construction and Blocks
Creating aesthetic and functional constructions by solving problems is the key idea to engineering - construction and block play. Building and engineering provide children with a range of skills drawing upon science, mathematics, and art, allowing them to design and develop ideas to create magnificent creations.
Bu providing a range of products in all different shapes and sizes, colours and textures, facilitates opportunities for children to be creative and create endless possibilities.
Construction and block play also build children’s’ fine motor skills, it builds confidence when structures stay strong, improves problem solving abilities, expands imagination, encourages cooperative play and critical thinking.
Block Play develop skills in early numeracy such as patterning, size, geometry, measurement, classification, quantity, weight and length. Blocks develop early scientific knowledge such as balance, space, gravity and stability.
Construction and block play create confident and involved learners, develop imagination, enthusiasm, confidence and curiosity. It helps children Understand fairness, sharing and negotiation, it allows them to work collaborate with others, try out strategies and predict patterns and exchange ideas.