Is Constructive Play Beneficial?

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Did you ever consider doing something different with your kid’s play structure? Do you feel they should play different tools other than the conventional school playground equipment and outdoor playground equipment?

When my daughter was below five decades, I tried to keep her away from outdoor tools with which older children play. I’m not a strict mom but I dread injuries a lot. On the other hand, I wanted her to have some physical and mental activities that could help her increase. Upon searching, I came to know about constructive toys. The positive aspects that I noticed in her are as follows.


I saw her trying different ideas while building blocks. Sometimes, she used to try a huge number of ideas for building a single thing. The thing that I loved so much about this game was she never gave up. She kept on brainstorming and attempted one idea after another; destroying one structure and trying another. This made her consistent and a better problem solver. I see she finds a way out of every difficulty that comes in her way, whether it’s academic or social.


The fine motor skills are all about hand and finger motion. The simple daily routine activities such as brushing your teeth, choosing an item, combing your hair, etc. help in strengthening the fine motor skills. We ignore importance of these basic activities, but they play a significant role in our lives.

In order to enhance your child’s motor skills, consider indulging him in constructive play. It involves simple yet powerful hand motions that ultimately lead to improved performance.

3. Better Academic Performance

It may seem crazy to you but constructive play helps in enhancing academic learning skills. How? You must wonder! We don’t realize that the actions involve in constructive play are actually some studying skills. As an example, it requires calculations, measurements, and simple geometry. What is more, it involves science like brainstorming, experimenting, tricking, and sometimes, even hypnotizing. Apart from that, your kid has to do a few readings and writing as well while constructing something. All this contributes to enhancing your child’s academic skills and make him the best of students.

4. Enlarge Imagination

Constructive play is all about imagining different things in your mind and bringing them into action. I saw my daughter building different things ranging from a castle to a ship. She imagined these structures in her mind and executed them as real as you can. Every time she performed, she tried different ideas and it involved her creativity. This made her a better thinker and a intelligent individual.


While building blocks and playing similar games, the beginning ideas usually go in vain. Destroying a structure and trying another idea is pretty normal while constructive playing. However, it is frustrating and makes a person impatient. That’s where constructive play plays its role and boost patience in children. It makes them persistent and motivates them to achieve their targets.

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