If you ask any early childhood teacher and they’ll talk to you (actually we’ll be honest, they’ll probably start an enthusiastic speech!) about the amazing benefits of play for children’s development. Play is so crucial for a child’s development, that it’s even acknowledged as an individual fundamental right of the United Nations. It is a lot of toys options for children that it can be overwhelming for parents to choose which ones are worth their money and, let’s face it parents don’t want to purchase toys just to observe them lying on the floor or in a basket all day in and day out. This is one of the great things about toys that are open-ended, they aren’t just an occasional or single-use play, but they can be employed in many different ways and across a variety of categories of age, with game becoming more complex and complicated as children growth and maturity increases.

When it comes to playing with Connetix what are some methods your kid is growing and learning? Below is a glimpse the best – and I’m sure there are many more of the ways using our open-ended tiles can benefit your child’s growth (without being aware of it! )…

1. Creativity

It may sound cliche however, the possibilities for creativity are unlimited with Connetix They can be utilized in a variety of ways every when they’re playing! In addition to being essential in many professions in the near future, but open-ended toys allow kids to express their creativity and discover different feelings and emotions.

2. The Imagination

The great Albert Einstein once said, ” The power of imagination is greater than knowing.” So what could you construct using your Connetix tiles 100 piece set? A castle? Plane? Animal? Dollhouse? Spaceship? Bridge? Robot? Robot? Loch Ness Monster? Statue of Liberty? Eiffel Tower? You might be amazed by the ideas they have come up with. You can add your Connetix with other open-ended play equipment or loose components to make play more engaging.

3. Magnetic force

It is not just playing with Connetix an exciting method of observing the magnetic force, it’s also an excellent method to discover the attraction between two magnets that are opposing the poles (north as well as south). You can see them repel each time you try to join two opposite magnets.

4. Shapes

Connetix sets can contain 2D designs of triangles, squares (equilateral triangles right-angled triangles, triangular isosceles) and rectangles that could be utilized as 2D construction blocks or shapes in 3D when they are made into nets. Children gain an understanding of shapes and their properties by engaging in games, like the number of corners and sides they possess (and in the case of 3D-shaped shapes the number of faces edges, edges and vertices) and for children older than there is no better way to learn about various triangles and their angles. Engaging, hands-on, and fun learning right now!

5. Counting

“How many tiles high can we make our tower before it collapses?” “How many squares are needed to build the cube?” “Let’s use 4 blue squares and five Red pieces.” It is possible to count different ways that counting can occur when kids are playing with Connetix.

6. One-to-one correspondence

This brings me to one-to one correspondence, which can be defined as the capability to connect an object to a similar number. It is common to see children counting in a way without knowing what the word actually is, or even counting objects and then adding an extra number or two to. This is a crucial ability to master and is easy to learn by playing.

7. Symmetry and patterns

Make fun with your Connetix for making mandalas or patterns – it is an easy method to introduce children to patterns and symmetry. What better way to engage older children in the classroom by giving them more intricate patterns that they can follow and create with Connetix (eg. ABBC, ABBC etc) It’s a lot more fun than worksheets!

8. Colors

Playing with Connetix is a fantastic opportunity to play with colors, but it’s also an amazing method to understand transparency, light and creating stunning, colored reflections. Pop Connetix in front of the window or on a table, or even with magnetic colored counters to have even more color enjoyment!

9. Balance, stability, and weight

Investigating stability, weight and balance is a normal element of the Connetix experience. Children learn how tall they can get before the tower falls down Explore what’s needed for building structures that are solid and test the effects of weight and gravity.

10. Teamwork and cooperation

What educator or parent wouldn’t enjoy watching a group of kids with toys that allow for open-ended play work together to create something? Connetix are the ideal open-ended toy for children to play with at school or at home to foster cooperation and teamwork (just be aware that these abilities result in less disagreements!)

11. Problem finding solution

The ability to solve issues is a challenging ability for children and takes time and effort to master. When playing with Connetix youngsters can explore this idea as they go about creating structures, either by themselves or with a group of friends, figuring to figure out the most efficient way to build their ideas and plans.

12. Fine and gross motor abilities

Have you ever thought that developed fine and gross motor skills are essential to proficient handwriting and pencil grip? With Connetix kids are using these abilities to bend, stretch to reach, grasp squeeze, and much more.

13. Perseverance

How better to practice perseverance than to keep and creating, then working together…and not just that, but to see a tower you’ve been working on fall down! “Ok we’ll attempt again!”

14. Engineering and planning

For kids, deciding which structure to build and how to build it usually involves some engineering and planning, particularly when it comes to complex structures such as bridges, or when they’re working with other people and combining their ideas. Meet your personal Iggy Peck Engineer or Architect!

15. Cause and result

What’s the cause and the effect that occurs of your child’s creation using Connetix? If they put two tiles near each other , will they pull them together or not? In the event that they pull 2 tiles, will they break apart? If they make tiles with no support, what happens? Many discoveries will be made while they play!

16. The properties of materials and aesthetic sensibility

When playing with Connetix the children explore different materials with their senses, for example. feel (they can feel the smoothness, and hardness of the material) how does the material feel like? How durable is it? How heavy? ) sight (colours reflections, colours) as well as hearing (do they sound when they come together? If they fall? ).

17. Hand-eye coordination

Connetix is a great way to help your child develop hand-eye coordination by helping them grab, pick up and manipulate objects in order to create their ideals.

18. Language skills

Play is an excellent method for children to build and improve their communication skills. Through play, children not only learn about their own speech , but can also listen to those of their friends and adults as they absorb the sounds of speech, new vocabulary, and ways of communicating.

19. Concentration

The ability to focus and focus on a task isn’t easy for every child, but gaining it the ability to concentrate and focus using Connetix is a great way to build and improve this ability. Concentration can help children concentrate on their task and to learn, which increases their self-esteem. This is why I am saying…

20. Self-esteem

The feeling of accomplishment, pride and satisfaction when they have created something they are proud of is an amazing method for children to develop confidence in themselves.

Connetix Tiles are an excellent plaything that is flexible enough to aid your child’s growth and learning in a fun, stimulating way!