Have you ever watched a child using a mobile phone? It is quite an eye-opener to see how swiftly they can flip the screens and unbelievable how fast their fingers can move to text messages to friends. These simple exercises have helped us realize the cognitive power of a young mind, perhaps more than we previously realized. As technology has become a part of our everyday lives and is now commonplace to our little learners, school supplies to support the learning process have come a long way from pens, paper, and calculators.
Creative toys and innovative school supplies are in greater demand than ever in primary schools and nurseries as studies show that children learn best whilst engaged in play, and the statement ‘learning is fun’ has never rung truer. With a myriad of quality classroom toys available to stimulate learning opportunities and inspire imagination, our little learners are free to indulge in play led learning without realizing their development is being progressed.
However old we grow, we can all reminisce about childhood pursuits that evoke happy memories and while an odd one may be of how we would read under the covers with a torch, so parents wouldn’t know, or maybe a favourite TV programme we couldn’t miss, mostly these memories involve other children and social play. Making a den, playing shop, races around the park, hide and seek, etc. and these very thoughts can bring back the excitement and happiness that was felt at the time, enough for us to want to recreate these scenarios with our own children and grandchildren so we can enjoy it all over again.
School supplies today have progressed and while at one time were only available to educators, often at high prices, there is now a wealth of educational equipment available online, available to mum/dad and the public at affordable costs so children are now more exposed to quality learning without much effort as the world wide web is at our fingertips. As parents recognize that home education is also an essential part of a child’s development, the school supplies market expands as parents explore the best and essential school supplies for their children.
Consumers look for Quality and not quick deals.
School Supplies are an integral part of the education system. Nurseries, Schools, and Colleges are under constant pressure to stretch budgets to cover resources as well as business overheads and weighing up between cost and quality is a concern. It is possible to have quality at an affordable price without compromise as the supply industry strives to meet the demand to offer affordable and durable school supplies.
Innovative toys bringing kids together in a classroom
School Supplies including school furniture have gone through design innovation and whereas a cupboard used to be just a cupboard, it may now have a mirrored back panel and a pointed end with the alphabet or numbers. These new wave furniture pieces stimulate a learning path for inquisitive children who absorb information like a sponge absorbs water. Creativity comes with exploration and exposure to a variety of information which can be presented via unlikely means.
School Products with impressive Visuals for Kids
Classroom Carpets with distinctive visuals provide stimulus for the whole class. Available in a plethora of themes, sizes, colors and shapes, they are a must for every classroom. They provide a practical, hardwearing area for children to sit and group, they can also provide a springboard for discussion on a wide variety of subjects and can help embed in children the spirit of teamwork. They are also, a must have for any library or reading corner and an attractive addition to a child’s bedroom.
Role Play Panels
Role play panels provide an easy pack away solution, to enable a wealth of role play opportunities. One day a supermarket, another day a bank or even the hospital. As children role-play different scenarios they are practicing real-life events and building confidence in themselves to tackle these yet unexperienced occasions. Children will test behavior patterns and discover what is and what is not, socially acceptable to their peers. All these play opportunities help develop social skills as well as ‘real’ learning as they count out money in the play shop or weigh the number of apples bought. There are now even outdoor role play panels that can be left outside as we develop more outdoor classroom activities and better understand the physical need for outdoor play.
Catering trolleys, once thought the height of utilitarian furniture, is now a teaching resource. A fruit distribution trolley with bright attractive fruit panels will attract children to its very existence while providing an opportunity for children to be presented with healthy eating options and a school salad bar encourages children to make healthy choices as well as providing a practical resource.
Sensory toys come in a diverse array of forms and provide a wealth of learning opportunities for children of all ages and abilities and are ideal for encouraging children to reach out and explore different shapes, textures, sounds and sensory elements. Children can immerse themselves in the delights of a wooden activity board or play cube or be mesmerized by a bubble tube or glow in the dark toys, perfect for children with special needs.
These resources can make a dull area fascinating and can create a unique learning environment within the classroom. Sensory equipment is perfect for use in a multi-sensory room but can also be used to great advantage in any classroom or nursery where they provide an interesting visual display and an alternative to structured learning. Sensory toys provide a stimulating and inclusive learning environment, encouraging children to explore, discover and enjoy.
Creativity and Education in Learning
The ultimate aim of every educational organization is to engage its students in learning activities. If those activities and the equipment used are geared towards an enjoyable experience, then children are bound to be more attracted to the activity. We have already established that learning happens more naturally when enjoyed. There has been a growth in recent years for creative school supplies as children naturally engage themselves in learning scenarios by choice and mental stimulation is a great attraction. Traditional learning is being redefined as we constantly discover new ways of development and School Supplies have taken on a new dimension providing new and friendly techniques related to Innovation and Creativity.
The saying ‘Give a man a fish and he will be full for a day! Teach a man to fish and he will feed himself all his life.’ is an inspiring thought for all educators as we strive to teach our little learners the art of ‘fishing’.