Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to enjoy quality time with your family. On the big day this year, why not set aside some time dedicated to playing together! Check out our tips below and as well as having lots of fun, you can increase the already huge benefits of construction play. Scroll down for a chance to win some awesome prizes in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Every build tells a story
By introducing storytelling into construction play, your children can build up the world they are imagining. Ask open questions such as “what would happen if…” while they build to encourage them to explore their creativity. Thinking about and responding to these questions will encourage their language skills as well as their hand eye coordination and cognitive development.
Have fun with free play
A big tub of construction play pieces, such as the K’NEX 70 Model Ultimate Building Set, is a great opportunity to encourage free play. Be careful not to take over, instead asking lots of questions about what they’re building. Challenge the children to incorporate other items into the build for a whole new experience. Perhaps they could build a chair for their dolly or a car for their teddy.
Teamwork makes the dream work
Construction play is a great opportunity to learn about working as a team. Encourage your children to build both alone and with others, allowing them to learn the invaluable life skills of communication and cooperation. What could be better than learning important social skills in a constructive and fun way.
WIN PRIZES THIS MOTHER’S DAY
To celebrate Mother’s Day we have two bundles of K’NEX goodies to give away! Share your favourite Mother’s Day picture with us, whatever year it may be from, by posting it on our Facebook wall or tweeting it to us @knexuk using #knexmothersday. We’ll pick our two favourite pictures and each will receive a K’NEX 70 Model Ultimate Building Set packed full of construction play possibilities.
Terms and conditions: Entries made on Twitter and Facebook will be entered into the competition and one winner from each platform will be selected. Entries will be accepted until 6pm on Monday 16th March and the winner will be announced by 6pm on Tuesday 17th March.