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Educational and developing toys - Which are they?

We all want our child to grow up smart, agile and resourceful, so sometimes we look for particularly developing toys. What items are worth buying for your kindergarteners and what does "developing toy" really mean?



Developing toy is a very superficial concept, because there are many things that a child can develop - small and large motor skills, coordination, balance, muscle strength, thinking. Depending on what the parents want the child to develop, a suitable toy should be chosen. If thinking, then look for logic or task cards. If you want to promote language development, you need to choose toys that develop fine motor skills.


He has controlled the play process himself, he has done something himself, and the end result of the play is visible - a tower has been built, a puzzle has been put together, a cat has been drawn or a task has been solved. Developing material is one where you have to "turn on the brain" and think and see where the results can be seen.


What do we want to develop?

One thing that is most important to develop cannot be singled out. The child must develop everything. In order for him to be functional, both thinking and coordination, balance, muscle strength, and fine and gross motor skills must be developed.


Running fine motor skills promotes thinking and language development, so many developmental toys focus on dexterity in fingers, palms and hands. The centers of the brain, which are responsible for finger dexterity and language skills, are located next to each other, so the brain also develops by employing fine motor skills.


The centers of the brain, which are responsible for finger dexterity and language skills, are located next to each other, so the brain also develops by employing fine motor skills. For example, the grip of tweezers is later very important in the development of writing skills and in the correct holding of stationery. Fine motor skills are required for both successful reading and writing.

Great motor skills are needed for big movements like walking, sitting, and keeping your balance. Generally, a healthy child will develop great motor skills without special stimulation. For example, the Swedish wall is a very good way to develop a child's great motor skills—to climb, squat, climb, hang. Sport equipment will be further developed by sports equipment.


Press the button - the song sounds. Is it an evolving toy?

No, it will not be an evolving toy. It is a form of entertainment. The child presses a button and expects a reaction from the property—watch, look. It's like a small show. This is how you predict the future.If the child presses the button and the object tells him "apple!", the child will hear the word "apple." However, there are many factors in language development: hearing, vision, tongue tone, mouth muscles, etc. It would be better if the parents showed the child an apple, said it was an apple, and encouraged them to repeat it. If the baby has to think for himself and do it for himself, then he develops! Consider, act, and evolve!


Things that sing, spin, blink, tend to overload the child's nervous system because the sounds they make are quite loud.

A developmental activity consists of several activities; first, the child has an idea to start with this case. Then he does something, and the process is the end result. It is important for the child to understand that he has done it himself, not that the property shows something in front of him.

  • Remember!

Activities that bring joy to the child will be effective. If the little one enjoys the game, he will also have the motivation and interest to play.



Are developmental items mandatory?

A psychologically and neurologically healthy child without congenital diseases develops in the same way, without stimulation and special toys. A child can find a pebble on the street and figure out how to play with it. It will be the best, most evolving game in the world! The child should be given the environment, the opportunity, and the most common materials.


However, it is understandable that it is convenient and pleasant if we can offer children special toys and get involved in these games ourselves. How many things to choose depends on the wishes and possibilities of the parents. If there are too many things, it is difficult for the child to navigate. As in all things, the golden mean must be considered in the choice and amount of goods.


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Educational Toy - Apple


  • The object of the game is to hit the worm's head with a stick and pull it out. From 1.5 years of age,

  • It improves fine motor skills, tweezers grip, hand movement and coordination, as well as patience.

  • With the toy, you can teach colors and count.

!Such a toy contains magnets, but it is important that the magnets are securely attached to the toy.



Stacking and Sorting Toys


  • The goal is to find where each figure can be placed and how to do it.

  • From 1.5 years of age,develops hand rotation, a different movement that is the basis of the screwing movement. Spherical grip, hand and palm coordination.

  • With the toy, you can teach shapes and colors.



Piramide Toys


  • From 1.5 years of age.

  • Develops: coordination of hand movements, patience and attention, teaches to hit the target, the concepts of “smaller” and “bigger” appear.





Tunnel


Suitable as soon as you show interest. Crawling develops great motor skills. An understanding of the concept of spatiality is emerging. Develops courage and courage. If you do not want to buy a special tunnel, it can be built from chairs and blankets.






Mosaic



  • Special pieces of plastic to be inserted in the holes in the surface. From the age of 3.


  • Develops: small hand motor skills, hitting the target, hand, eye coordination, patience, determination, creativity.



Threading Toys



  • Sewing imitation, suitable from 3 years of age.

  • Develops: fine motor skills, tweezers grip, hand, eye and finger coordination, target hitting, patience and attention.






Fishing Toys



  • Unwrapped: fine motor skills, attention, patience, hand movements. Can teach colors, counting.

  • Great for kids to identify numbers and learn to count. Besides, all the fishes and beads are in different bright color, which will easily catch kids eyes and help them learn color.




Activity Books and Cards



  • From 3-5 years of age.

  • Bonding develops hand and finger movement. Learning mathematical concepts - forms, numbers. Can teach colors, counting.

  • Different types of cards with logic tasks are available in stores.





Puzzles



  • Wooden puzzles from 1.5 years old, traditional-from 3 years old.

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • Tweezers were developed for wooden puzzles.

  • The first skills are recognizing different shapes and matching the same shapes.

  • Patience, attention, purposefulness, From the age of 1.5, you can offer very simple wooden puzzles. As the child grows, the puzzles change; the pieces get smaller and smaller.


Lego constructor



  • Lego duplo from 1.5 years old, traditional - from 4 years old.

  • Small hand motor skills, finger dexterity, hand coordination, imagination, creativity are developed.

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