Play as a learning method contributes to the formation of the child, favours the development of their faculties and has a didactic character when used within the framework of school objectives. At present, it is recovering as a teaching method given the good results that its use has shown.
At FIZZ IDEAS we believe that all play materials should be created for the enjoyment of children, for the development of their imagination, to promote their socialisation, etc. But they must also offer other benefits that today more than ever need to be taken into account.
Educational games favour the development of the child in an integral way:
- They contribute to improved observation.
- They promote increased concentration and attention.
- They awaken interest in subjects that children did not know before or were out of their reach, such as scientific research, knowledge of the environment, didactic content, etc.
- They promote the development of logical abilities, fantasy and imagination.
- They prompt children to make their own decisions and apply self-correction.
- They accelerate the adaptation of children in social processes.
- They develop a critical spirit, discipline, perseverance, tenacity, responsibility, audacity.
- They enhance creativity.
New educational currents
It is worth noting the growth of a new educational paradigm that has materialised in projects promoted by groups of families or private entities that apply new formulae in the education of children and that respond to our conception of play.
These teaching methods are models for life and are transferred to the family environment and the child’s entire environment, thus integrating them into their day-to-day life and making them a model of pedagogy and learning in all areas.
Currently, according to the website http://ludus.org.es/es, there are 821 projects of these characteristics underway in our country.
The Montessori Method and the Waldorf Method are examples of this. The rhythm of the child is the guide for their development and both focus on using elements of the environment and nature to enrich the child, promoting artistic value, the child’s ability to create and develop personal autonomy and domestic matters. In this way, play becomes a fundamental tool in the child’s development process.
We rely on and enrich ourselves with all these principles to develop our products.