Educational Value

KAPLA is used as an educational tool in schools around the world. The game possesses a high educational value. KAPLA contains elements of both architecture and creative arts and crafts.

  • Logical Thinking – KAPLA encourages children to think logically and helps them to develop their spatial awareness. Through the use of identical unfixed pieces, KAPLA develops the child’s capacity to organize elements in a three-dimensional way. With KAPLA, children acquire a basic knowledge of geometry, physics and technology. The game enhances their awareness of shape and volume and gives them a good sense of balance while improving manual dexterity.
  • Stimulating Creativity – KAPLA stimulates children to think in a different way and to create constructions from their own imagination. By using their creativity children discover their artistic talent.
  • Concentration, Perseverance and Patience – KAPLA encourages perseverance, patience and concentration, which are key elements to success at school. Children are made to work in a concentrated way if they want to build a good, solid construction and achieve the desired result. One may have to start over again when the construction collapses at an early stage. You cannot cheat with KAPLA: If your construction does not have a solid base, it will inevitably collapse! This demands perseverance and patience.
  • Cognitive Development – During childhood a child goes through several phases of cognitive development. In each stage, a child likes to play in a different manner and will develop different skills. KAPLA is a progressive game and allows each child to play at his/her own level of difficulty. KAPLA grows with the child.
  • Teamwork – KAPLA is an ideal game to play in a group. It encourages teamwork and cooperation. Children communicate to decide on the subject of their project and work together while building their constructions. Each child automatically finds their place within the group as a leader, assistant or coordinator.