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Care for Education

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is to inspire life-long learning through the engagement of concrete manipulatives which challenge and empower educators and children to make positive changes in their development.

as Care for Education stems from our belief that learning should take place through construction rather than instruction, and that many more concrete, tactile tools or manipulatives should be used, not only to stimulate and encourage the learners, but to greatly accelerate the conceptualisation process and to allow children to become more inventive, curious and creative.

Care for Education's Golden Circle

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To improve the lives of those in marginalized or vulnerable communities, particularly children,

by working with partners, providing training and resources to foster skills development and well-being,

through play-based approaches that promote exploration and empathy, encourage collaboration and innovation, inspiring the builders of tomorrow to dream big.

Through our innovative approach, we strive to create nurturing environments where children are encouraged to explore, experiment, and take risks in a safe and supportive setting. We are committed to fostering a love of learning by integrating play-based activities that spark imagination, stimulate critical thinking, and promote holistic development across all domains.

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DUPLO Play Box Workshop

Join us for a 3-hour workshop & discover playful ways of teaching and learning using DUPLO

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Six Bricks Workshop

Join us for a fun workshop and discover playful ways of teaching and learning using Six Bricks.

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LEGO Play Box Workshop

Join us for a 3-hour workshop & discover playful ways of teaching and learning using LEGO

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FPI Online Course

This course introduces you to play-based learning & how to integrate it in foundation phase.

The LEGO Foundation utilizes two types of Play Boxes for global humanitarian efforts. These boxes are filled with either DUPLO or LEGO System bricks by retired LEGO group employees, using pieces from damaged and returned boxes. This initiative operates under the name LEGO Charity.

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The invention of Six Bricks

A team from Hands on Technologies started working on an idea, that Brent Hutcheson had imagined, around using only Six DUPLO bricks.

About Six Bricks - a Beyond the Brick video

This basic set of six different coloured DUPLO 2x4-stud bricks is used to encourage children to construct and (more importantly) to deconstruct ideas and concepts whilst working on and developing their perceptual skills.

Six Bricks activities help to develop core learning skills – self-regulation; curiosity; creativity & playfulness – the foundation for all later learning, as children solve problems, understand themselves, others and the world around them.

The idea of using Six Bricks is based on a belief that children need to be exposed to perceptual (obtaining information from senses)-motor (learning to move with control and efficiency) experiences, which require them to use their brain and body together.

This is important for most classroom activities - as in writing, for example, where the child must know the alphabet and how words are formed by combining letters. The child must then transform this knowledge into action – gripping, stabilizing and moving the pencil. The child’s perceptual skill of sight will be used to adjust the movements to create the required pattern or shape. This example illustrates how the mind and body must work together.

Performing physical activities also build neural pathways and the more neural pathways the brain has, the easier it is to learn. Perceptual-motor skills are necessary and important in preparing the child’s brain for learning – they build that strong base to support future academic learning.

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