As with all Back to Basics benefits of classic toys, the advantages are so obvious that they are difficult to be appreciated to the depth we really should.
It is not until we balance a recognition of how such development has decreased with today’s existing toys, that we may begin to understand how basic, but vital, areas of growth aren’t being supported as much, like being realized with ‘spatial awareness’.
Spatial awareness covers important growth aspects. It not only relates to basic skills of being able to judge a distance between two objects, it is how we can anticipate our personal space and those of others. It allows us to estimate how much space, or distance, we have to perform an allotted task.
These skills are needed for not just practical exercises, but also relates to social expectations. If a child does not become aware of personal space, they will have difficulties in engaging with others who may not appreciate or understand the social violation. In addition, the skill relates to larger motor skills, like playing with larger toys, or playground attractions, as spatial awareness teaches how we respond to these things and how space and objects respond to us.
This is vital for many problem solving issues. It is a skill which is ideal for a child to grasp quickly, not just for future development, but also for their immediate ability to cope with the emotional anguish/frustration, of learning about their interaction with the world around them.
The Kardtects Card building system is a perfect tool for this. Unlike using playing cards, to build a card house with Kardtects, the scale of construction can be so much bigger, which brings quick and easy lessons for children to engage with.
They have to successfully anticipate the space they need before they start their design. Kids learn how different surfaces require slight alterations for the cards to stand and learn how to adapt their designs around the environment they are working in.
The question can be asked, how many other toys open, offered to children today, provide these valuable educational opportunities?
In appreciating that all skills we could take for granted as being natural, are actually talents that we learn, but aren’t being encouraged through those classical challenges in play, this supposed ‘natural’ development is not being achieved as well. As such, Back to Basics toys really should come back in our children’s play.
Kardtects is proud to be considered a Back to Basics toy and loves to inspire imaginations, creativity, and many other life building skills in children. Kardtects Builds Fun and much more!