Use imagination in a variety of ways and contexts to communicate ideas
When children engage in creative play they are showing that they have the ability to produce something new and original. Children benefit from opportunities where they are free to use their imagination and explore. In order for creative play to occur children need to be in an environment that is rich in stimulation. Curiousity will drive children to take part in creative play. Creative play is different from other forms of play; it enables children to develop confidence in their own abilities as they begin to think and work independently. Games and activities that provide choices and also a number of alternative solutions encourage a certain amount of risk-taking. Games with alternative answers can lead children to think creatively and differently. Children need encouragement to play and think creatively. Opportunities to engage in creative play boost children’s confidence and enable them to come up with better ideas. Children benefit from the knowledge they gain through creative play.
Aiming and concentrating on a target improves hand/eye coordination.
Humans have highly developed manual dexterity skills that distinguish them from any other species on this planet. This manual dexterity emerges during the infant’s first year and, with plenty of opportunities to manipulate and play with toys and objects, becomes a highly tuned ability. Babies will reach and grasp for objects in an uncoordinated manner from an early age. As they begin to gain control over their movements infants succeed in reaching for and grasping toys. The first attempts by babies to grasp toys in their hands involve using the palm of their hand with all their fingers around the object. As development occurs through physical maturation and plenty of opportunities to play with toys, grasping becomes more sophisticated. The use of the opposable thumb and index finger allows infants to pick up very small objects in what is termed a ‘pincer grasp’. This finely tuned motor skill emerges at the end of first year of life. The development of hand and eye coordination skills continues throughout childhood where opportunities to play games that require children to manoeuvre objects, build tall towers or hit targets on a computer screen facilitate the development of finely-tuned hand and eye coordination.
Games and voice prompts allow children to control the pace.
Early play in infants tends to be solitary or takes place alongside other children. Young children learn how to interact with other children through play but they can also explore and learn independently. The initial play experience for infants is when they begin to explore through moving and acting upon the world. Many toys offer infants the opportunity to learn more about their world. Young children will sometimes act out some aspect of their lives e.g. going to the shops and then they involve their toys in these activities. These young children are playing independently but they are also reinforcing their understanding of the social world by acting out scenarios. Young children can consolidate their existing skills by repeating actions whilst playing a game. Learning to play independently has its benefits, for instance, children using an educational game can control their own pace. Children sometimes choose to work independently in order to build up their confidence. Toys and computer games that facilitate independent activity at the right level for the child enhance problem solving skills and increase hand and eye coordination. Although cooperative play increases during childhood, children still spend the equivalent amount of time in solitary or independent play.
Be the creator of your own digital videos with a HD video recorder and special effects like an invisibility cloak and more.
Includes kid-friendly video editing so you can get really creative!
Use the flip-up lens to capture the perfect selfie video.
Swap in 20 different dynamic backgrounds such as the beach, outer space or the set of a TV show with the included green screen.
From flying to disappearing, the green screen will help you create your own adventures.
HD video recording (720p) capability!
Features a 2.4” colour LCD screen.
Includes 6 fun games!
Convertible mini tripod/ handle and wrist strap included.
Best for ages:
5 to 12 Years
This high-definition video camera kit comes with a green screen, tripod/ handle, flip-up lens and 20 animated backgrounds so that you can create fantastic selfie video's!
Be the star of your own video universe with the KidiZoom Studio by VTech®! Complete with green screen to create special effects, this high-definition video camera kit comes with everything you need to create the show of your dreams. Set up the included tripod to film your very own unboxing videos or use the flip-up lens and handle to capture the perfect on- the -move selfie video. Pretend to host a show, give tours, create disappearing illusions and trick shots, or shoot how-to videos. Use the 20 included animated backgrounds to set the stage for all your video adventures. Let your creativity loose!