Lego Classic 10698, Unleash your kids’ creativity with this building kit full of colorful toys. This 790 piece set contains a variety of colors and pieces for building anything from a toy scooter to a toy house. Kids can build and play for hours with 8 different types of toy windows and toy doors, 2 green baseplates and 6 toy tires and toy wheel rims. It wont be long before kids are using this creative kit to build a castle or build a figure.
The LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box is the perfect construction set to complement other LEGO sets or play with on its ownDesigned with builders of all ages in mind, this collection of Lego® bricks in 35 different colors will encourage open-ended building play, and inspire any imagination. Windows, eyes, and lots and lots of wheels add to the fun and offer endless possibilities for creative construction and vehicle play. A great supplement set to any existing Lego collection, this set comes in a convenient plastic storage box and includes ideas to get the building started.
Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box (Item #10696)
Build Vehicles and Much More With This Classic Collection of Lego Bricks in 35 Different Colors
Includes Windows, Eyes, 18 Tires and Wheel Rims, Green Baseplate and More
484 Pieces- For Boys and Girls Ages 4-99 Years Old
The Benefits of Play for Children
Nourishes the brain
For children, play usually enhances curiosity, which facilitates memory and learning. Basically, play helps young brains develop. Play develops thought analysis and decision making, both of which are essential to problem solving. Plus, pretend play helps foster abstract thought and the ability to envision other perspectives, scientists say.
Supports pro-social behavior
When left to their own devices, young kids learn to negotiate social boundaries through playtime, figuring out on the fly what constitutes a fair set of rules. Children learn to resolve conflicts and develop self-advocacy skills and their own sense of agency and interests. A 2006 study called play the “primary means” through which kids develop social skills and learn to interact with their peers.
Encourages physical activity
Less than half of American kids today get the recommended 60 minutes of intense physical activity per day. Hide and go seek, tag, bike rides, street soccer—play is exercise masked as fun. In this epidemic of sedentariness that affects people of all ages, the health benefits of play that involves physical activity are many. Exercise not only promotes healthy weight and cardiovascular fitness but also can enhance the efficacy of the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. Outdoor play offsets the nature deficit that plagues most children and provides them with the opportunity to improve their sensory integration skills.
Even if play isn’t physically strenuous, it can reduce stress and tension. A 2009 study found that playing fun, easy to play video games rather than more aggressively violent ones for 20 minutes could improve mood and reduce stress. In another study, 3- to 4-year-old children, nervous about entering preschool, were two times more likely to feel less stressed when allowed to play for 15 minutes, compared to classmates who listened to a story. The safe relationships that play builds can buffer against toxic stress and enhance social-emotional resilience. According to the previously mentioned article on the power of play, “the mutual joy and shared communication and attunement (harmonious serve and return interactions) that parents and children can experience during play regulate the body’s stress response.”
The more time kids spend engaging in physical activity, the easier sleep will come. In both adults and children, for example, moderate activity (such as walking) is associated with better quality sleep. Playing outside gives kids even more bang for their buck. A 2013 study found that spending time outdoors, away from screens and immersed in natural light, shifts the cycle of sleep hormones and made it easier to fall asleep earlier.
The old adage is true: “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Explicit instructions limit a child’s creativity. Learning through observation and active engagement rather than passive memorization or direct instruction helps kids strengthen their creative muscles. Playtime allows kids to explore new ideas, make up stories, express their imaginations and experiment. Many studies suggest that adult success in later life can be related to the experience of childhood play that cultivated creativity, problem solving, teamwork, flexibility and innovations.
Play enlarges and reinforces your capacity for pleasure. One recent study, on gaming, nonetheless, suggests that experiences of competence and social connection with others through play may contribute to people’s wellbeing. Indeed, those who derived enjoyment from playing were more likely to report experiencing positive well-being. Play—your brain’s favorite way to learn—is an intrinsic part of what gives life meaning, and ironically, purpose.