Bricktastics Childcare/Early Learning Packages & the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
In the ever-evolving landscape of early childhood education, Bricktastics understands that a child-centred approach to learning and development is crucial when designing our packages for educational instituations such as day-care and early learning centres products. That is why we follow the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) as a guiding principle when considering how to curate and design our Pre-Loved LEGO® and Building Brick Packs.
With an emphasis on play-based learning and creativity centered design, Bricktastics is a company committed to fostering children's creativity and development through the power of open-ended play. In this blog, we will explore how Bricktastics' carefully curated product packages, consisting of Pre-loved LEGO® and unbranded bricks, aligns seamlessly with the principles of the EYLF, offering early learning and childcare centres a unique and enriching experience for their young learners.
Understanding the Early Years Learning Framework
The EYLF is an Australian educational framework designed to shape early childhood practices and promote optimal learning outcomes for children from birth to five years of age. With its 3 core principles of Belonging, Being and Becoming, It is grounded in the belief that young children are active and capable learners, and that their learning should be shaped by their unique interests, strengths, and needs. The EYLF emphasizes the significance of play-based learning as the primary context for young children's learning experiences, acknowledging that play enables them to explore, create, and construct their understanding of the world around them.
How Bricktastics' EYLF-Aligned Packages Help Your Organisation Deliver on the Outcomes of the EYLF Framework
Bricktastics Products at their core focus on Creativity, strongly aligning them with "Being" and "Becoming" Aspects of the EYLF. Becuase we contiously Avoid instructions in our products and don't restrict children's creative outcomes, Bricktastics open-ended creative packs provide opportunities for children to explore and learn, which in-turn fosters self expression encourages independence, builds confidence and expands existing skills sets while developing new ones through the power of experimentations and trial and error.
By incorporating our products into your centres, educators can provide children with a platform for meaningful learning experiences that nurture their individuality, skills, identity, and confidence. Below we will explore in depth some of the specific benefits Bricktastics unique approach to Building blocks and the benefits they will provide your organisation
The Power of Open-Ended Play
One of the most significant aspects of Bricktastics' product package is its focus on open-ended play. Unlike traditional toys with predetermined outcomes, the absence of instructions in Bricktastics' packs encourages children to explore, create, and experiment freely. This form of play fosters imagination, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking, all of which are essential for a child's holistic development. By engaging in open-ended play, children become active participants in their learning journey, gaining a sense of ownership and autonomy over their creative expressions.
Promoting Creativity and Storytelling
Within the Bricktastics package, children will find a plethora of materials that encourage creativity and storytelling. The inclusion of minifigures, animals, accessories and unique pieces allows children to create imaginative narratives and engage in cooperative play. As they construct stories and scenarios with the bricks, children enhance their verbal and non-verbal communication skills, fostering social interactions and building emotional intelligence.
Sustainable Play with Pre-loved LEGO®
Our use of Pre-loved LEGO® in many of our packages promotes environmental awareness and encourages children to connect with and respect their surroundings. This eco-conscious approach not only reduces plastic waste but also instils valuable lessons about sustainability, responsibility, and the importance of caring for our planet, and it's great knowing that each brick has been given a second life and loving home in your organisation.
Linking Play to Learning Outcomes
The diverse array of bricks and accessories in all of our Educationally focused packages, particularly those for the day-care and Early learning space also deliver other critical play based learning outcomes. Our basic bricks and and Pre-Loved LEGO® promote fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness. Other products like the mosaic bricks enhance colour recognition and pattern building, while the animals, minifigures and accessories stimulate imaginative play story-telling and emotional development. Furthermore, the playmats, base plates, and road plates promote children's understanding of spatial relationships and create opportunities for collaborative play.
Hopefully now you have a better understanding of how bricktatics are not just another company selling "Building Bricks", and how our products are specifically designed to provide a more rewarding and EYLF focused experience. Our packages not only provide early learning and childcare centres with endless possibilities for creative play but also align harmoniously with the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework. By embracing open-ended play, sustainability, and a child-centered approach, Bricktastics empowers young learners to explore their world, discover their potential, and embark on a journey of lifelong learning. Through this unique blend of fun and education, Bricktastics is looking to help pave the way for a brighter, more imaginative future for the children of today and the leaders of tomorrow.