QUADRO Promotes Development in Children
Playing isn't just about having fun or distracting kids. It is a crucial part of a child's development. Children practice all kinds of abilities in a playful way. They can benefit from a variety of construction toys and creative products that help them build confidence and encourage independent learning. Fine and gross motor skills are developed, the coordination of eyes and hands is improved, and by mastering challenges they become experienced problem solvers. If children are given time to discover other children and play with them, they are helped to develop into self-confident people.
A variety of toys for a variety of sensory impressions
It is important for the balanced development of a child that it plays with a variety of things. Natural materials such as sand and water challenge other senses than manufactured toys such as wooden blocks and building blocks. Playing with sand, for example, involves shovelling, knocking and digging, while the child grips, turns, clicks and stacks when using construction toys, which trains the coordination of eye and hand.
When children construct something, they have to think and compare the parts before they try to connect or combine them. This sharpens depth perception and teaches them to recognize "the same and different". Older children add or subtract to count the required parts before they start building, or they practice reading to understand the instructions in the yellow safety brochure. But that is only part of the benefit. Another important aspect of the game is the ability to make friends.
Social and emotional development
Studies have shown that children who have friends are more socially competent than children with few friends and also have a higher self-esteem and self-confidence. Friendships allow children to learn more about themselves and develop their own identity. Having friends is important because it helps to reduce stress and master challenging experiences.
Construction toys are perfect for playing roles such as the comic book hero from the last visit to the cinema. Building together promotes teamwork and cooperation. Children learn to advise and alternate with each other. Parents can also take part. As they construct models, parents can ask their children how they did it, what components they need to use, or involve the child in the construction of a model. This promotes social and communicative skills.