Engaging children with handmade toys and improvisation
From a workshop I'm joining, I could notice while discussing with education professionals the challenge to engage children through educative activities.
At least in Brazil, it's been shocking even for my generation (I'm 27 years old) how children currently are socially disengaged with excessive use of digital devices like tablets, mobile, apps and social media - even in low income families.
Unlike those ideas of children playing and running everytime and with an endless energy, I usually see children isolated on mobiles and tablets, and growing with social and soft skills underdeveloped.
Manual toys and activities are important instruments for children develop creativity and interaction with their peers, as interactions are part of many of the familiar games for children.