Construction & Engineering
Where learning is fun
What do children learn from building and construction is play?
Construction activities are an example of an open-ended play - that is to say play with no specific set purpose or limitations that allows them to use the full force of their imagination. This allows them the opportunity to manipulate their environment in any way they want to.
Building things increases their fine and large motor skill, hand-eye co-ordination and visual and spatial awareness; skills that are essential in early years development and form the foundations for things like writing. Also, building something gives children immense satisfaction and feeling f accomplishment, which is great for their confidence and sense of independence.