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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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Open Everyday 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm

KEVA Planks

KEVA Planks

KEVA Planks captivate children of all ages - toddlers, preschoolers, and older children, as well as adults, - and offer diverse developmental and learning benefits. They represent an almost limitless opportunity for learning, creativity, and collaboration, while stimulating intellectual, physical, social-emotional, and language development. They also provide parents with an opportunity to create and build with their child, sharing in the experience of play and learning.

Every KEVA piece is the same, approximately 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long. You build structures by simply stacking the planks. No glue, no connectors. They can be stacked upright which looks like it would be unstable as a house of cards, but even this type of structure is surprisingly stable. The simplicity is compelling. Just as it is hard to explain why something is funny, it is hard to explain why most people become captivated by KEVA Planks.

KEVA Planks introduce children to problem solving and abstract thinking, and foundational concepts of mathematics, physics, and design. Young children develop coordination, spatial awareness, and fine motor skills when they reach, pick up, stack, or fit blocks together; they build strength in their fingers and hands, and increase eye-hand coordination. As they get older children begin to figure out which shapes will fit where, and get a head start on observing, comparing, estimating, planning, and making decisions. The planks offer an opportunity for counting, adding, and ultimately understanding more abstract concepts such as gravity and dimension. They build language skills as children describe shapes, sizes, and their ideas. And they foster cooperation, collaboration, and friendship. For older children, engineering, architectural, and artistic experiments result in towers, bridges, sculptures, and contraptions. Visit our KEVA exhibit and experience the intrinsic power of creating with KEVA Planks.

The Museum will be closing early on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00pm for a private event.

PlaySpace is closed for the construction of a new space for 0 to 3 year olds and their caregivers.
While under renovation, look for special Pop-Up PlaySpace experiences and programs throughout the Museum. Learn more about Pop-Up PlaySpace

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