Constructive Games (Games where you’re building something)


Early childhood researchers believe there is a ladder young children climb developmentally that includes moving from one stage of play to another. The first stage is refered to as functional play, when children find simple pleasure in repeatedly moving objects and exploring toys or other playthings through their senses.
Constructive play is the next phase of play. In this stage, toddlers have a deep understanding of what various objects can do; they will now try to build things with the toys and everyday objects they find around them.