Play is a powerful activity for young learns. Yes, you read that correctly! Studies suggest that the best learning happens when children are encouraged to play. A play-based learning environment fosters freedom, creativity, and encourages interactions through hands-on activities. There is a beauty in unstructured play, where the students are free to choose their own activity based on their level of interest.
Learning while playing helps children develop numerous skills. Children interact with others while playing and this helps them to develop their social skills, as they become more confident in conversing with peers in the classroom.
Even if it looks like your kids are having a fun time at play, there is a positive transformation happening within them. Play has a major impact in bringing out the best in children in the following ways:
- Fosters socio-emotional development
- Think creatively
- Discover new things while playing
- Develop critical thinking
- Use problem-solving techniques
- Increases physical activity
- Chance to expand vocabulary
Learning through play never stops! Be it the early learners, elementary graders, or even high schoolers, learning through play and trial-and-error method doesn’t go out of fashion. Play activities prepare children to be ready for the outside world, as these champions are now already experienced at taking risks and finding ways to solve challenging problems.
LEGO® Education encourages playful learning
For over 37 years, LEGO® Education has worked on making ’learning through play’ a part of every classroom. By collaborating with educators, LEGO® Education provides various solutions that make learning fun and impactful.
Combining the core concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM), LEGO® Education curates hands-on, child-friendly kits that are like prized possessions.
Coding Express by LEGO® Education
Children uncover the boxes to discover a new world of coding, at the age where other kids are only having tea parties with their dolls. One such example is LEGO® Education’s Coding Express (2+ years). Children not only find it amazing to play with blocks and build their own ‘train’, but are overjoyed when they can make the train move, stop, and change directions. Without even realizing the child is learning pre-coding concepts and using his cognitive capabilities to the fullest. Now isn’t that brilliant!
STEAM Park by LEGO® Education
Spending time at an ‘amusement park’ is such a fun thing to do for kids! However, building their own ‘amusement park’ sounds way cooler. The STEAM Park is therefore designed to playfully engage the 3+ year olds to become architects of their own imagination and collaborate with their classmates to construct a dynamic theme park. Using a special selection of LEGO® DUPLO® bricks, children love recreating the scene of a ‘theme park’ with lots of moving rides, fun games, and interesting characters. This definitely seems like the most legit way to head-start your little one’s journey and allow them to later connect the dots when they actually study about concepts like motion, gears, and measurement, in higher grades
WeDo 2.0 Core Set by LEGO® Education
What is space research? What are the core elements of Earth? Why do objects remain in resting position, unless an external force is applied to them? We are sure your fourth graders must be very keen on knowing aspects of earth, physics, space science, and engineering.
Giving them a ready answer to these questions may limit the child’s knowledge. It is actually more beneficial to let students conduct their own investigations and present findings themselves, before providing them a theoretical reasoning.
That’s where the WeDo 2.0 Core Set by LEGO® Education comes handy. The kit is designed for hands-on STEM solutions that combine LEGO bricks, classroom adaptable software, engaging projects to promote discovery-based learning.
Each of the invigorating activities keeps the students glued to the tasks and develops capable 21st century skills like; programming, prototyping, analyzing and interpretation.
Caution Parents! Your kids might just get addicted to the play way of learning and wouldn’t mind spending hours on delving into thought-provoking activities.