This tap tap, Hammer and Nail Play set allows children to create colourful geometric designs. Children can hammer these wooden pieces onto the soft reusable cork boards. This hammer and nails set includes 250g of mosaic pieces in assorted shapes, 300g of assorted animal pieces, a box of nails (100 pieces) 4 hammers, and 4 cork boards (26cm x 19cm x 1cm). This Hammer and Nail Play set is supplied in a plastic container. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
Supervision is required for this activity. Construction resources help to promote a variety of cognitive and physical skills. Construction and manipulative resources can help to promote both fine motor and gross motor development. They encourage problem solving and logical thinking to solve issues such as balancing blocks, where the next piece goes and how to make the structure that they want to build.
Team work is also a key feature in the use of construction resources. Children can work together to design and build intricate and thoughtful structures using their creativity, imagination and logical thinking. Social, communication and language skills are all improved through playing with construction resources. Children also build perseverance as they build their constructions. While play encourages creativity, imagination, perseverance and the development of language and social skills. Furthermore children become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity through play.
EYLF Learning Outcomes:
- Outcome 4 Manipulate objects cause and effect trial & error motion
- 3 to 5 years Answers simple questions
- 3 to 5 years Has a longer attention span
- 3 to 5 years Uses objects and materials to build or construct things
Links to Theorists:
- This learning experience can be linked to Piaget’s theories. He believes that children need to be able to see, touch, taste, smell, move and hear the things they are learning about. This is called ‘concrete learning’.
Learning Through Play:
- Building and construction promotes fine motor manipulation and strength.
- Building and construction allows children use their visual perception and spatial awareness as they fit pieces of materials together.
- Building encourages independence and confidence in children as they create their own structures and buildings.
- Building also encourages teamwork and social skills if the children are working together to build a common structure.
- It also encourages imagination and communication skills as children problem solve and create their own play through what they have built.
- Building and construction also sparks patience, persistence, and focus.