Self-confidence is one. The ability to problem-solve is another. And there’s a lot more: Imagination… Creativity… Concentration… Eye-hand coordination… Small and large muscle skills… Tactile discrimination…
As construction experiences become more complex, they elicit all the valuable thinking skills needed for setting goals, making plans, and creating sequences of necessary steps.
Play with real wood and real tools in the Moser Construction House. At first, a child may wish only to explore the wood, the tools, or the benches. Next, he or she may experiment using the hammer, screwdriver, or saw, with no end-product in mind. Finally, given time and experience, real building begins!
Create a structure and discover math concepts such as rotation, size, diameter, matching intersection, and change of direction with your child. Suggest a challenge by asking, I wonder how you can connect these two pieces together?