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Constructing Confidence

Nurturing creativity targets children with modes of invention

Implications - With kids often distracted by sports or video games, finding ways to build their confidence and determination can be challenging among such diversions. As a means to encourage increased imaginative growth and tenacity, parents are turning to such things as cardboard toys and robotic kits to allow children to exert their energy through more creatively resourceful techniques. Youthful building activities utilize playful methods of construction to attract tots who admire invention, reflecting the need for more playful ways to enhance personal growth.
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Featured Examples

DIY Mechanical Playthings
DIY Mechanical Playthings
The Strawbees Toy Kit Targets Aspiring Architects and Engineers
The Strawbees Toy Kit is based around a do-it-yourself prototyping project that exercises children’s ability to build simple objects. By flexing these particular skills, it can result in... MORE
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
Mr. Printables' Templates Make Cute Recycled Cardboard Toys
These recycled cardboard toys from Mr. Printables are adorable and inexpensive to make. Its ‘Cardboard Winter Wonderland’ playtoy set consists of a ton of charming animals that live in cold... MORE
Crafty Kid Campers
Crafty Kid Campers
This DIY Cardboard Camper Playhouse Allows Children to Act Like Adults
Playing house is a great way for children to play and expand their imagination, and this DIY Cardboard Camper Playhouse is taking that idea to the next level by including an automotive theme.... MORE
DIY Dino Crafts
DIY Dino Crafts
This Craft is Remote Controlled, Making for an Awesome Jurassic Play Time
There is a new Dino in town, and it’s improving play time in a big way. It has a hard exterior, and is surprisingly technologically advanced. This DIY Wooden model making Dino kit, complete... MORE
Multi-Functioning Activity Tables
Multi-Functioning Activity Tables
The Build and Store Activity Table Brings Kids Together
Playtime is a child’s most crowning moment and with the Build and Store Activity Table, they can share that moment with their friends. This hybrid table toy is the perfect accessory for any... MORE
play_circle_filled DIY Robotic Spider Kits
DIY Robotic Spider Kits
This Educational Toy Kit Lets You Build, Learn and Play
This educational toy isn’t for everyone, especially not for those who are afraid of spiders. The 6-legged robotic spider is now available for purchase as a DIY kit. This design by Canadian... MORE

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