Sometimes we make things more difficult than they need to be. Our littles are curious. Their brains are wired to play. Yet, we often picture learning only happening while sitting at a desk or by taking notes. This is one reason that I started the Toy School series. I wanted to help you (and me) rethink what learning looks like in our homes. This month’s picks have something for all ages because it is never too early or late to learn something new. And we all deserve to enjoy whatever that something is!
Playfoam ABC Cookie Set – One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was that it is much more important for our children to be able to identify their letters than to sing the ABC song. If the only way a child recognizes the letters is by singing the song then do they really know the letter or do they know where the letter belongs? This Playfoam Sand kit allows littles to use their brains in so many ways. You can begin using it for letter recognition with your pre-school-age children. As they grow, the fun can grow with them. You can use it for sight words, and spelling words. And at all times, it serves to help with fine motor skills.
Space Explorers Puzzle – Speaking of fine motor skills, puzzles are a great way to help littles learn these skills. They’re also a wonderful way to bond and spend time as a family. OjO puzzles are not just beautiful and a great way to introduce puzzle fun to your littles, they also offer educational content. The puzzle itself delivers facts about space that the littles will pick up as they connect the pieces.
The Young Scientists Club Space Adventure Pack – This space-themed product is perfect for all of our little space enthusiasts. It is also the ideal way to get littles learning without them feeling forced. There are 13 activities included in the kit and while each will leave littles with more knowledge and insight, none of them feel like work.
Which Way Game? Want to introduce your littles to coding in a way that doesn’t feel overwhelming? Here you go! This game helps to build planning, problem-solving, and testing skills.