Play is very important in every child’s life, and that is the reason that you have probably heard the saying, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. In order to enhance their learning, it is important to incorporate play into the learning sessions. As a matter of fact, it is just as important for adults too. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the reasons why play is important.
Play is actually the beginning of literacy since from an early age, it teaches kids to make and practice new sounds, vocabulary, and even exercise their imagination through things like storytelling.
Play is also a part of learning since it fulfils the need to learn among children, and nurtures development. Children can play alone, with friends, or even with adults.
Play is one of the best ways to improve communication in children, whether with other children, or adults.
When children play, they become spontaneous, using different things for different purposes even if they aren’t meant for those purposes.
Children get a variety of choices to choose from, and especially if they have toys or indulge in different activities that allow them to express themselves.
When they play, kids get their space to practice physical movement, balance, as well as test their own limits.
Play gives adults the opportunity to learn how to play again as they immerse themselves in it.
LEGO Mindstorms Buyer Guide – RCX, NXT or EV3?
LEGO Mindstorms series of products are some of the best toys to play with despite the fact that they are costly. They come in three different generations, RCX, NXT, and the EV3, from the hardest to the easiest ones to indulge in Mindstorms, in that order. We will be looking at this review by LEGO Ways.
Generation 1: RCX
Initially called the “Robotics Invention System”, the RCX Mindstorms was first released in 1988, and featured a programmable brick (the computer at the heart of Mindstorms). It is however, outdated, being that it was here even before the smartphone, unless you’re a collector. It isn’t compatible with most computer systems anymore, being that it was designed for Windows 98.
Generation 2: Mindstorms NXT and NXT 2.0
This second generation of Mindstorms was released in 2006, featuring a 32-bit processor with four sensors and three motors connected to it. it also features a speaker and Bluetooth support. It is available in two editions, the retail version set, and the education base set. It works modern operating systems. The intelligent brick is the same as the one in the NXT 1.0.
Generation 3: EV3 Mindstorms
The EV3 system was released towards the end of 2013, featuring 64MB of RAM and 16MB ROM. It also comes with a microSD slot, Bluetooth, and WiFi with an optional dongle. It also comes with a USB host-port option. It is available in retail and education sets and the education set has extra parts. Ensure to check the parts when purchasing.
Games play an important role in our lives, whether we children or grownups. LEGO Mindstorms are some of the best ways to enjoy those games. It would be best to go for the latest EV3 Mindstorm since it is compatible with modern systems, as compared to the other two.