Playful learning for life
Through play, children gain valuable experiences that allow them to grow up and develop. Educo provides educational materials to effectively stimulate children’s development through active, hands-on learning.
Children deserve to develop their full potential. Proper pre-school preparation, and a focus on each child’s individual talents and their personal results help to achieve these goals. Educo products are categorized in distinct and clear learning goals and skills. All products are based on international standards for curricula, goals, and skills.
Educo products revolve around everyday situations. Associating games with regular subjects make learning seem natural to children. The best education for young children is the stimulation of their natural development. For them, this turns learning into an experience that they can use for the rest of their lives.
Play based learning
The concept of early childhood education is based on a playful way of learning. While playing, children construct and reconstruct their own reality, and get to know and understand the world they are growing up in. In this way, playing while using all senses is considered learning and requires strong emotional involvement. Children always relate their way of play and its contents to a meaning; they ask themselves questions of their own and try to find their individual answers.
For the optimization of a child’s development, play is so important that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has recognized it to be every child’s right to play. Forces, including child labour, child exploitation practices, war, neighbourhood violence, and the limited resources available to children living in poverty, challenge this birthright of every child. However, even children who are fortunate enough to have abundant resources available to them and who live in relative peace may not receive the full benefits of play. Many of these children are being raised in an increasingly hurried and pressured lifestyle that may limit the protective benefits they would gain from child-driven play. Because every child deserves the opportunity to develop its unique potential, child advocates must consider all factors that interfere with children’s optimal development and must press for circumstances that allow each child to fully reap the advantages associated with play.