Amazing things happen in a room full of children and KEVA® Planks...
Attention spans lengthen, concentration intensifies, creativity is focused, voices are muted, teamwork happens, excitement builds, projects flow, children yearn to learn.
How can this be? Actually, we are still surprised sometimes by the power of the planks.
Why KEVA planks work so well in classrooms and education settings
Easy Set up and Clean up
Set up and cleanup are a breeze. Nothing to disconnect or sort. All the pieces are the same so all students can quickly toss the planks into storage containers. A classroom with amazing structures from 6000 planks can be totally picked up in a matter of minutes.
Children who play with blocks tend to do better in mathematics and science. Physically handling the blocks builds a fundamental understanding of quantities, equality, geometry etc. Research is revealing the importance of playing with blocks. The University of Idaho has done some great work in this area. You can read more about the benefits of blocks and find useful tips at their website http://blockfest.org or on our page The Benefits of Blocks
The KEVA Educator's Manual is loaded with lesson plans and classroom activities. The Guide shows you how to add a hands on component to math, science, reading, social studies etc.
Modular Storage system
Designed with institutional quality storage bins that allow you to distribute planks quickly to many students and clean up just as fast. Rhino tough commercial bins will withstand whatever your students dish out. Store on a shelf, on the floor, divide sets, expand sets- total versatility. This is what teachers have been asking for.
Hands-on Kinesthetic learning
For some kids its the only way. For all kids, it's the fun way. Add a tactile element to almost any subject.