Storage shelves’ baskets store toys, blocks, puzzles and art materials in the play area. Toys in basket shelves allow a child to enter the realm of let’s pretend where he uses his imagination to copy the adults in his world. This enables him to develop skills he will need in school as well as the rest of his life. Shelves and baskets hold toys which foster pretending, learning mathematics skills, and developing fine arts creativity.
Storage shelves’ baskets hold cars, trucks, dolls, trains and planes which lend themselves to let’s pretend. Thus basket shelves provide easy access to toys for creative activities which bring the complexities of the adult world down to a child’s level. In fantasy a child experiences a whole gamut of emotions from scolding a stuffed monkey for hitting a teddy bear to offering sympathy to the crying baby doll. Through make-believe play a child learns to concentrate and also learns self control. He learns to substitute imaginary toys for the real-world things he doesn’t have. Shelves and baskets beckon a child to play, helping him realize that words represent feelings and ideas. He begins to think abstractly which will help him learn to read. While pretending a child also learns mathematics skills.
Storage shelves’ baskets hold blocks and puzzles that help children learn mathematical skills. Their small motor skills develop and they gain competence and self esteem. A child playing and building with blocks from his basket shelves notices depth, width, height, length and volume. The toys in his shelves and baskets help him learn to identify colors, shapes and sizes; and he experiments with how blocks fit together, stack up and fall down. As he works puzzles, he learns color patterns, configuration, classification, and sorting. Although he will take pride in the finished puzzle, many times he will immediately pull it all apart and start working it again. The trial and error in fitting the pieces together challenges him and helps to satisfy his innate desire to learn. At the same time a child is improving his fine arts skills.
Artistic skills are developed through visualization, creativity, imagination and experimentation. Art forms increase a child’s fine motor skills. As he plays with crayons, paint, colorful materials, clay and scissors from his basket shelves, he learns about the beautiful colors in his world, to differentiate the tactile feel of different mediums, and how to manipulate scissors to accomplish the cuts he needs to complete a project.
Storage shelves’ baskets store toys that encourage make-believe play where children explore their emotions and develop their abstract thinking skills. Through play they develop mathematics and fine arts skills. When children’s belongings are stored in basket shelves at their level and are easy to play with, they develop their talents and skills at an increased rate. Shelves and baskets make it fun for children to learn and help them better fulfill their potential.