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Play is the highest form of research.”      Albert Einstein

Play with Wiz-Blox

Imagination, Creativity, Amazement, Tangible Math and Fun

 

Wiz-Blox are sets of 7 specially shaped, patented, copyrighted, and trademarked blocks that can be assembled to build over 100,000 different 3-D shapes.

Wiz-Blox has many Sizes, Materials and Colors

Many Prices, from Free (Download Here) to Very Expensive (Solid Gold)

Wiz-Blox Are Creative Building Blox

At every age and at every level of skill, Wiz-Blox provides pure creative Fun!  

It’s a tool for endless playful creativity, imaginative stories – and puzzles to solve.

Some puzzles are easy.  But others that seem easy are Not!

Wiz-Blox puzzles take effort, time, grit and mental flexibility to solve.

They are made for people, Ages 1 to 101, and their Friends.

 

As you build things and solve puzzles, you can naturally enhance your spatial reasoning, create strategies, make discoveries and have surprises with Wiz-Blox.

These experiences build the scaffolding of art, design, mathematics, storytelling and all sorts of creative thinking.  They jump-start general learning skills, develop methodical thinking, logic and creativity as well as physical coordination.

Many studies show that blocks help children absorb basic math concepts, and found that they also build a general foundation for learning.

“Those children with block experience scored significantly better on language acquisition tests.”  NY Times: Building Blocks

Wiz-Blox takes Tangram into the 3rd Dimension

 

 

Tangram History

Tangram was invented in China, about 1,000 years ago. The ancient Chinese flat puzzle amazed people because it can make over 1,000 different shadow pictures.

Sea captains brought Tangrams from China to Europe & USA in 1815.

By 1820, it became the world’s most popular puzzle.

Since then schools world-wide use Tangrams to teach 2-D geometry.

Today, over 2,000,000,000 kids and adults have played with Tangrams.

Many more people have played with Tangram than Rubik’s Cube.

 

Parents and Children

Play-time with human interaction is essential for healthy development. Screens are amazing, but do Not have the emotional, intellectual and physical qualities needed for multi-sensory, multi-cognitive brain development.

They are a poor substitute for the back and forth of parent and child playful, open-ended, positive interactions with Wiz-Blox that can help create strong bonds and provide significant creative stimulation at any age.

In order for children to develop their cognitive potential they should engage in free-play, and goal directed play with Wiz-Blox and other safe, manipulatable objects that nurtures the physical, emotional, attention, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, thinking, language and social development.

As the child grows, Wiz-Blox experiences will naturally develop logical analysis, creative thinking, determination, self-confidence and self-appreciation.

These are important for the child, the family and for humanity’s progress in science, art, math, business and society.

Wiz-Blox players of all ages easily learn key lessons through playful experience.

Many different things can be made with the same stuff

Small changes can create very different results

Looking for clues while making experiments can solve problems

Persistence while learning pays off – Do Not give up – Develop Grit

With multiple Wiz-Blox sets and your imagination you can make amazing things.

Or, you can compete with friends to see who can solve a puzzle the Fastest !

Building Your Brain with Open-ended Challenges

The growth and pruning of synaptic connections, called synaptogenesis, occurs at an extremely high rate during the first 5 years as children are going through a process of open-ended, multi-sensory, learning at an amazing rate.

Between conception and age three, a child’s brain undergoes the most substantial changes. At birth, children have the same number of neurons they will have as an adult, though the number of synaptic connections dramatically increases and constantly change throughout life in the process of learning.

During the first year, the size of the brain doubles due primarily to the growth of synaptic connections. By age 3 the brain reaches 80% of its adult size. By age 5, the brain will have reached 90%.

It is therefore essential to provide infant, toddlers and young children with positive, open-ended learning experiences that build scaffolding for their advanced development in school and when they become adults.

Babies as explore their world with their eyes, they reach and grab with their hands. At about the fifth month, a baby’s eyes are usually capable of good color vision and three-dimensional depth perception. At this stage children are capable of examining and moving Wiz-Blox, creating a wide range of cause and effect knowledge. By about 10 months of age, children are able to grasp objects with their thumb and forefinger.  This increases their ability to manipulate objects.

With opportunity and encouragement, the child’s brain builds the new neural networks that become the scaffolding structures of further creativity and knowledge.

Long before toddlers and young children can solve a puzzle, Wiz-Blox can be used as a platform for developing creativity. Children, age 2-3 can use the shapes to represent people, places and objects, and tell simple made-up stories about them. With encouragement, at age 4-5 they can makeup complex “and then” stories illustrated with Wiz-Blox that develop comprehension and verbal skills. At the same age they begin to work-out the Answers and try to solve puzzles. By age 7 they have become “Master Puzzle Solvers” who usually beat their parents in speed challenges.

If a child does not receive substantial developmental inputs at an early age, the networks that could be formed will not be formed.

Neurologic studies show that abilities that use language and math largely depend on exposure in children’s early years.  For example, children born into multilingual households easily learn to speak more than one language due to repeated exposure and training when they are young.

In contrast, children who live in monolingual households and are first exposed to a second language in high school usually struggle learning the new language because the language learning neural networks were not formed in their early years. The same is true for learning creativity and math (creativity & logical thinking).

Numerous studies show that lack of early stimulation is as harmful to children as deprivations caused by poverty or poor health and malnutrition.

According to WHO Child Development more than 200 million children under age 5 years fail to reach their potential in cognitive development because of lack of early stimulation, poverty, poor health and nutrition.

Wiz-Blox is FUN and a powerful tool for creative human development.