Children often learn by playing with objects in their surroundings developing their cognitive abilities through hands-on activities. However, with the invention of electronic gadgets like smartphones that even young children have easy access to, children nowadays lack opportunities to play and learn with their hands.
The project Forkids is a kit designed for children that uses geometric shapes and patterns as a tool for learning, similar to the way I was taught in my childhood. The five parts of the project have been designed in bold typography and bright colors with varying scales for children of different ages and skill levels. Each of five parts are scaled for children to easy to play by hands.
Since the project explores the idea of play through the theories of pedagogy of Maria Montessori, Johann Pestalozzi, and Friedrich Froebel, Forkids provides children with a sensory approach to learning with a series of hands-on activities that emphasize the use of different shapes, colors, and scale. By observing, touching and discovering through play, Forkids fosters the development of intellectual and cognitive abilities in children.