Children have always loved to play it is one of the ways that they learn about the world.
So, when you have a baby, how do you know which toys will help to stimulate their minds and encourage their ability to learn?
These little wooden rectangles have delighted and entertained kids for many years. They are a pre-war toy that have survived the test of time. The great news about dominos is that the game is a great piece of education for most age groups. It starts with the shape of the tiles. The rectangular shapes are attractive to toddlers and they like the indentation textures that are on one side of the tile. As they are just the right size to be swallowed, care should be taken around toddlers or babies. The traditional game of dominos is based on mathematical principles but at level where most children can easily understand. The game is fun and can be played with groups of children a bonus when trying to keep several little minds busy. Of course, there is also the chance to set up a domino trail and then see if the row falls correctly. There is always the game of building towers, the tiles are great building blocks. The major advantage is the price. Dominos are very cheap to buy and they last forever.
Play money is extremely useful for teaching basic maths. The kids love to play shop and their imaginations can run riot when presented with some play money, some groceries and a basket. It is a good opportunity to start some basic maths. Using these props will encourage the children to play and learn at the same time. Learning maths in this way can certainly be fun.
A simple pack of cards really is the gateway to learning many things. It is a cheap and very portable way to have a lot of fun with your children. There are many games to play start with snap to get the mathematical juices flowing. Twenty ones is also a good way to speed up maths skills the fun factor really helps to get enthusiasm going.
The motor skills of boys develop slower than those of girls. One way to compensate for this is to introduce basic embroidery to the kids. Making something for themselves can get even the most reluctant boy sewing happily. There are many items available to make from craft shops but personalised pencil cases are always popular. The aim is to get the little fingers working with the small spaces , cross stitch can be used on the more advanced embroiders. Counting the holes in the fabric and working out spaces is where the mathematical practise comes into play.
Learning should be a fun experience for kids, it makes for a positive learning experience for all those involved and with a little creativity, the above learning tools can be used very effective.