Through fun and short activities with the Six Bricks, children can practise their memory, movement and creativity skills. You can adapt activities and of course think of your own to match the children’s skills and interests.
When children are engaged and challenged in playful ways, they develop valuable learning habits:
- Language - such as describing in rich detail, giving clear instructions, explaining their reasons, and telling stories, all of which help them to communicate with others and express ideas.
- Problem-solving - including staying focused, remembering a task or a challenge, setting goals and making plans, coming up with creative ideas, and reflecting on what they do and how they do it.
- Collaboration - working together in pairs or teams, sharing turns and the materials they work with, learning from peers and their ideas, and giving each other roles and responsibilities.
Different Six Bricks activities are suggested as short starter activities at the beginning of each session. Every child can also take home the Discover More sets (two sets of Six Bricks) to continue this fun learning activity with their parents or carers.
Discover More at home
Six Bricks are a great way of engaging with your child through playful learning and can be done at any time of the day in as little as 5-10 minutes to 40 minutes if you have the time!
Use the Six Bricks booklet to choose an activity or let your child lead and show you one they have done in class.
Your role at home:
Children learn from example – what you do will inspire the language they use, how they solve problems and how they work together with others.
- Encourage your child to become independent and be there to offer support or guidance if they get stuck or frustrated.
- Use positive, encouraging language with useful hints.
- Be curious and ask open questions about what they are doing.
- Give them choices and make them active participants in any of the Six Bricks activities you do together at home.
Find out more about ways you can be involved as a parent, guardian or carer.