Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Young Architects in our Midst

Does anyone have Kapla blocks?

We don't. But we have been lucky to stay at a particular hotel twice now that has a big set in the foyer for kids - and adults, I'm sure! - to play with.

I have to say that they are a HUGE hit with my family.

What a cool way to foster early engineering and architectural interest and skills. Through play.

How high can your design go?

Like father like son :)

Oh oh!

And they all came tumbling down. The end ;)

Well not quite the end. Rather, the beginning... play can be one of the most formative experiences in our lives. Hug already has an interest in architecture, design and engineering. The TV show Grand Designs has long been one of our family's favourite shows and Hug has watched it since he was very little. He's also always shown signs of strong visual-spacial awareness. So, playing with blocks like these adds another layer to an already piqued interest. And who knows were that might take him...?
"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world".- Maria Montessori

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