Updated: Feb 6
Gross motor skills :
The standing position increase the bodily vigor, develop muscles, support and globally improve motor skills.
Increase bodily vigor : Better than a passive seating position, the standing position maintain a tension in muscles and nerves which is also an energy consumption.
Develop muscles : Due to the several compulsories movements, muscles are naturally working without strong efforts.
Support and globally improve gross motor skills : Because the body is permanently solicited without any concentration, the child become naturally familiar with precise and day to day movements. Movements have more fluidity.
When limited space available or not, the playing area is naturally limited by the movement of the child which eases the visual identification, naturally create a playing organization.
Limited space or not : When space available is limited, the playing possibilities for the child will be increased by using « usual dead » surfaces (doors, windows, mirrors, …) (***).
Playing area naturally limited : it is limited by the child itself (about the length of its two arms and reinforced because of the sticking properties of the product).
Improve visual identification : Because the playing area is limited to a small surface created by the child itself, the visual identification of the pieces is improved and permanently solicited. Geometrical shapes and colors develop recognition of background and foreground.
Naturally create a playing organization : Without any instructions, the child will automatically creates after a few session its own playing organization (stick the pieces in a correct manner in order to see them, sort the pieces by shape, …). (***)
Imagination and creativity :
Because almost all flat surface becomes suddenly a possible playing area, the child discover not only how funny it is to play almost everywhere in a new position but also to have new playing possibilities.
This naturally create a positive surrounding for creativity and imagination.
Almost all flat surfaces becomes suddenly a possible playing area : Playing and learning by playing become natural special events which increase the fun when playing and open more possibilities to creativity and imagination. (***)
To play in a new position : Because the child play is a completely new position, it is an appeal to make things different and discover new possibilities and watch things in a different manner (possible to move back, to have a better look, …).
Positive surrounding for creativity and imagination : A positive and incentive situation is created which helps the child to develop its own creativity and support imagination. Not any more in a passive and sleeping seated situation, the body and the brain are solicited to create and imagine. (***)