Educational toys

Educational toys
The Creativity Institute for Creative Toys

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Playing with blocks can be good for children with ADHD

Toys for children with ADHD should be simple and encourage the use of their imaginations, and one of the most basic toys is blocks. Block play can be great for many ages. From simple stack-up and knock-over fun to imaginative building. Blocks teach problem-solving skills, because a child discovers how stacking and matching can produce different results. They can also become components of pretend play, because a child can fantasize what the structures are. There are also big foam blocks that are almost "life size" and let children create their own fantasy playhouses. These lightweight blocks are so versatile, they can be climbed on or tunneled under. Magnetic block and construction sets have pieces that connect in more ways than can conventional plastic snap-together blocks and allow even more imaginative opportunities. And don't forget the versatility of the classic wooden building blocks.
Blocks, like many traditional toys, have other educational advantages for a child with ADHD. The number of positive outcomes is limitless, so children can continue playing until they've reached a level of personal satisfaction.


Chief Imagination Officer

2 comments:

3D Guy said...

Couldn't agree more. You might take a look at our website www.gollygee.com to see what can be done in the virtual blocks world.

youlki22 said...

Yes, as an educator, I have experienced that educational toys and games a big role in learning. As they create interest in learning as well as beneficial in mental and physical skill development.
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