Invest in the very young - this is the best thing you can do for your kid and society!
“As a society, we cannot afford to postpone investing in children until they become adults, nor can we wait until they reach school age – a time when it may be too late to intervene. The best evidence supports the policy prescription: invest in the very young and improve basic learning and socialization skills.” James Hackman, PhD and Nobel prize winner
BEGABUNGO – Smart and Interactive clothing has been focused on the products that engage kids from the early age in a variety of simple activities and learning situations that evoke early abilities, which in turn foster future learning.
Our WEAR and PLAY collection has been designed in a way to stimulate several pillars that support early childhood development, by sustainable means of giving clothes a wider purpose.
Combination of visually stimulating garments with frontal application in various shapes and textures that can be easily detachable from the clothes and assembled into a toy, induces several crucial learning activities – from sensory stimulation over fine motor skills, engagement of logical and as well as gross motor abilities.
Step 1: Take me off the clothes and see what happens!
Fine motor stands for small muscles in the face, fingers, hands and arms aimed to manipulate the facial expressions, tools and materials. Fine motorics usually develop along with hand-eye coordination when in addition vision is engaged in an activity. They represent a huge mile stone in growing up process, as they foster development of early literacy, numeracy, independence and self-consciousness (i.e. dressing up, eating on your own), as well as healthy emotional communication, serving as a basis for social development.
Look at their face and their mimics when those little muscles from the fingers and hands detach the applications from the clothes!
Step 2: Assemble me and let’s think creatively!
Problem solving is an essential life skill! A child natural curiosity helps lay a foundation for critical thinking, nevertheless, it is of huge importance to encourage the “why” phase, help them test and back-up theories, but also to actively analyze situations and visualize the problem. Dr. Karyn Purvis stated that it takes over 400 repetitions to create a synapse in the brain without playful engagement OR only about 12 repetitions to create a synapse when you use play to teach.
Look how they solve the problems and employ their fingers and brains to assemble 2D objects into a 3D toy!
Step 3: Take me in your hands and let’s move!
Gross motor skills are the abilities that acquire activation of large muscles in arm, legs and torso in a coordinated and control way. Working on gross motor skills helps a child gain strength and confidence in his/her body. It also helps them get exercise and physical activity, which is important for a healthy lifestyle, going in favor of increased national intention because of rapid rise in childhood obesity.
Look how they move their body in order to make the toy fly!
Current policies regarding early childhood education and development are based on fundamental misconceptions that cognitive skills are the only one predetermined of child’s further success in life, by excluding the critical importance of social skills, self-discipline and a variety of non-cognitive skills – but BEGABUNGO – Interactive and Smart clothing is there for you to combine it all!