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Light & Learn: Exciting adventures in illumination

Light & Learn: Exciting adventures in illumination

As educators and parents seek different ways to enhance the learning experience for children, one method gaining significant attention is the use of light play. The link between light and learning has proven to be a powerful combination as it provides an enticing environment that's both enjoyable and educational. Introducing light play into educational settings has been shown to have a positive impact on a wide range of aspects of a child’s development – from improving fine motor skills to cognitive abilities, light play never ceases to amaze. In this blog, we are going to be exploring the use light play, it’s benefits and the exciting adventures it brings to educational development.

 Light Panels:

Light panels are an adaptable tool that we are seeing teachers increasingly incorporating into their classrooms. These illuminated surfaces allow children to explore colours, shapes, and patterns in a hands-on and engaging manner. Whether it's arranging translucent objects or experimenting with colours, light panels turn learning into a visual and tactile experience. You can easily enhance the learning experience and educational value of your light panel by pairing it with products such as tickit Colour Splats, Perception Cubes, Rainbow Letters or even Colour Crystal Treasures. Enjoy watching as your child starts to learn whilst having a fun and enjoyable sensory experience… who knew learning could be so fun?!

Sensory Mood Lights:

Sensory Mood Lights are perfect for illuminated play and for creating the right atmosphere for a learning environment. They are brilliant for setting the tone for various learning activities. Different colours can evoke different emotions and moods, enhancing the overall learning experience. For example, a calming blue colour can be chosen for focused activities, yellow could be chosen for a calm and captivating experience during sensory play or even an energizing red for group discussions. Mood lights are also wonderful for lighting up a dark corner, creating a cosy sensory area or for brightening up your indoor space. 

Sensory Flashing Balls:

The introduction of Sensory Flashing Balls and other interactive light-based toys adds an element of excitement to learning. These toys stimulate hand-eye coordination, enhance reflexes, and encourage physical activity. As children engage with these toys, they unknowingly absorb valuable lessons in cause-and-effect relationships, helping to improve their understanding of the world around them. When our tickit Sensory Flashing Balls are bounced, the balls light up and flash making them great for children to play with in sensory areas or to play throw and catch games with. They are the perfect size for small hands and the different textured surfaces make them very interesting and tactile.

What are the benefits of light play?

1. Enhanced Creativity:

Light play sparks creativity by providing children with a unique medium for self-expression. Whether they are arranging objects on a light panel or experimenting with colours, children are encouraged to think outside the box and let their imagination run wild.

2. Improved Focus and Concentration:

The use of sensory mood lights can contribute to a more focused and calming learning environment. By creating a visually appealing atmosphere, children are better able to concentrate on tasks, leading to improved attention spans and overall cognitive development.

3. Multi-sensory Learning:

Light play engages multiple senses simultaneously, creating a rich and immersive learning experience. When children can see, touch, and interact with illuminated elements, they are more likely to retain information and develop a deeper understanding of concepts.

As we investigate more into the exciting adventures of illumination, it becomes clear that the benefits of light play extend far beyond the surface. From light panels, to sensory mood lights and flashing balls, these toys not only make learning fun but also contribute to the development of young minds.

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