Posts Tagged ‘toys’

PF: Building block for the girls

I saw a piggy bank with building blocks in it and since the improvised coin bank that Ate Deye made out of an empty mineral water was already full, I grabbed it. But when I got home, the girls were fighting over the blocks so I went back to the shop where I usually buy their toys and saw these ones:

Building blocks

At least the blocks can be kept back in the bucket.  Read the rest of this entry »

Toys to help development

There are a lot of things to consider when buying your children new toys. Of course safety should be first and, for most of us, price is a big factor. But what about toys that help them develop? Whether it’s physically or mentally, play is a great way to lay the foundation for skills that are important later in life. Of course there are educational toys on the market and many of them are great. But I want to focus on the toys that kids want and how they can be beneficial.

RC vehicles
Surprisingly simple or amazingly complicated, radio controlled cars can be a great tool for developing special awareness and abstract thought in regards to hand eye coordination. It’s not hard wired into us to equate the movement of our thumbs and fingers to the movement of an independent object. Starting them early on this kind of thing will help when they start driving and in general with their special awareness.

As they get older repairing and maintaining radio controlled trucks will be great primer for technical skills. Not every kids is going to grow up to be a mechanic but basic knowledge of how motors work and electrical safety will serve them for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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