Concrete operational stage toys are based on the work of Jean Piaget and his theory of child development having set stages. According to Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, the concrete operational stage is where children characteristically begin to develop logical thought and the understanding of conservation,( this is the understanding that something stays the same in quantity even though it appearance changes) and spans the age of 7-11 years old. This means that children can engage in play that has rules and classification.
So with this in mind what toys are going to be the best for helping this stage of development?
- Toys that have step by step instructions for children to follow.
- Games that require logical thinking
- Toys that help children think about classification, volume and area.
- Games that require strategy to win and the ability to work things out in your mind.
GlobalDream Folding Wooden Mancala Board game.