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Developmental Toys for Preschools and Kindergartens: Toys that Encourage Physical Activities

Developomental Toys: Go Go Balance Activity Center for Preschools and KindergartensKeeping children physically active in preschool and kindergarten help them develop healthy habits and provide them the opportunity to learn a variety of important skills. Developmental toys that encourage physical activities are very important tools for strengthening children’s minds, bones and muscles. Here are four developmental toys suitable for both preschool and kindergarten and designed to encourage healthy physical activities in children.

 

Go-Go Balance Fun

The Go-Go Balance Fun is a full exercise and activity center that allows children to walk, run, hop and jump and have fun for hours. This developmental toy is specially designed for childcare facilities such as preschool and kindergarten to keep kids active and playing in an indoor environment.

  • Teaches balance and coordination to children
  • Enhances motor skills and physical development
  • Can be set up in full, half or quarter circle or in a S-curve shape
  • For ages 3 and up

 

 

Motor Skills Universal SetDevelopomental Toys: Motor Skills Universal Set for Preschools and Kindergartens

The Motor Skills Universal Set focuses on core physical activities in children that improve balance, coordination and motor skills. This is one of the unique all-in-one developmental toys for preschools and kindergartens as it exposes kids to both physical activities and creative play. The activity center can be set up in a variety of ways so kids will never get bored playing. The set includes hoops, bricks, poles, footprints, handprints and balance beams.

  • Enhances fine and gross motor movements in children
  • Encourages creative play in children’s activities
  • For ages 3 and up

 

Small Jumping Balls (16 inches)Developomental Toys: Small Jumping Ball for Preschools and Kindergartens

Let children sit on the ball, hold tightly to the grip and start jumping up and down. This unique jumping ball comes with hand grips that allow children to control their balance as they ride the jumping ball.

  • Promotes hand-eye coordination in children
  • Enhances body and brain integration
  • Strengthens hand and leg muscles
  • For ages 3 and up

 

 

 

Gears and Blocks Activity CenterDevelopomental Toys: Blocks Gears Activity Center for Preschools and Kindergartens

Nothing is more fun than Gears and Blocks! Let children create a fantasy world with this beautifully designed developmental play center. Children will have a chance to get involved in an assortment of activities that engage them for hours.

  • Stimulates creativity and imagination in play activities
  • Helps children develop an understanding of flat and three dimensional space
  • Improves hand and body muscles
  • For ages 2 and up

 

 

Five Ways to Make Chores Fun for Kids
Making chores fun: happy kids helping in the kitchen

Kids simply don’t like to do chores. Whether it’s making the bed, organizing the closet or putting the toys away, making kids complete their chores and do them correctly is always a challenge for most parents. Doing chores help children grow up being responsible persons. Kids usually avoid doing chores for one single reason: they are boring! So how do you make your kids get into habit of doing chores willingly? Check out these five ideas from Learn To Play Toys that help you make chores fun and enjoyable for kids.

Everyone should be Involved

Hold family meetings regularly and invite all the family members to attend. Explain the importance of doing personal and household chores to the family. Give everyone a list of tasks that needs to be done. Kids will perform better when they see the work is divided among the family members and everyone contributes to do something. Doing chores as a family promotes the sense of cooperation in kids from an early age.

Smaller Tasks are Easier to DoKids doing chores around the house

Instead of giving kids general chores, break chores into specific small tasks that are easier for them to understand and finish. For example, instead of asking each child to go and clean their room, define exactly what needs to be done for the room to be cleaned. Step by step instructions give clear directions to kids on what they need to accomplish.

Make it a Game

Make a game out of the chore and let kids compete with each other. Give kids equal tasks and see who can finish their task faster. Give each person points for each completed task. At the end of the day, the child with the highest number of points is announced the winner.

Win a Prize

Incentives are great motivators. It’s totally up to you how you want to play this. You may tell kids whoever completes their chores every day over a period of two weeks will win a prize. The prize could be more TV time, a special privilege or something that fits your budget and the family interest.

Make it a Treasure Hunt

Hide things around the house and ask kids to find them as they clean up. Whoever finds more hiding treasures is the winner of the night! To make this more fun, you can create a map and mark the places where you’re hiding things. Kids can follow the map and go for a treasure hunt as they complete their chores around the house.

Top Ten Fun Family Activities that Bring Kids closer to Parents

In our today’s society, busy work and school schedules make it harder for the families to spend quality time with each other. In the midst of our daily busy lifestyles, it is imperative for parents to make an intentional effort to spend quality time with their children on a regular basis. At Learn To Play Toys, we value the importance of family bonding time, a designated time for fun family activities when kids and parents play and laugh with each other and get to share their personal thoughts and feelings. If you are a parent, you should know that making family time a priority is a must. Here, you will find ten great ideas for families with children to help you strengthen the family bond and bring the family members closer to each other.

Fun Family Activities with Kids

Use these Fun Family Activities as an Opportunity to Talk, Laugh and Play with your Kids

ONE | Create a Family Book with your Kids

Gather pictures, mementos and information about the primary family members. Use a scrapbook; include photos and write about special occasions or memories you had with each family member. As you work on this project as a team, give your kids the freedom to be creative. Remember the book doesn’t have to turn out to be perfect. This is a time for you to bond with your child.

TWO | Cook or Bake Together

This is a great family activity to teach your kids the life skill of cooking. Most kids love to cook and you’ll be surprised to see that those little hands can be actually helpful in the kitchen. Just be patient with the kids and allow them to get messy. Baking a pizza for the dinner could be a good start. It’s easy and kids will love to squeeze, roll and massage the dough.

THREE | Go to a Local Sport Event

This is probably the most favorite of fun family activities among dads and sons. Take your child to your favorite team sport event and watch the game together. Whether it’s a baseball, hockey or a football game and regardless of what’s happening in the field, you and your kids can enjoy the conversation, the laughs and the highs and lows of the game. Watching a live sport event with your kids is always a worthwhile experience. This exciting family activity will help you to create a quality family bonding time and develop a strong parent-child relationship.

FOUR | Build Something with Building Blocks

Playing with Building Blocks is the least messy and the most creative among all the fun family activities for indoors. Building blocks enable children to have fun as they use their creativity to build things based on their own imagination and thoughts. Parent involvement is the key. Do not just sit aside and watch. With the help of your child, come up with a plan of what to build. It could be a house, a tower, a bridge, or a ship. Make sure you are part of the building process.

FIVE | Paint the Kids’ Room

This activity for sure will get the kids excited. They will love the idea of painting their very own space. Paining can get quite messy at times when kids are involved, so get ready for that. The best way to do this is to divide the task. Kids can work on the lower half of the walls and parents can focus on the upper half. Give your kids a sense of achievement once the project is completed.

SIX | Family Board Game

This is the perfect family activity for the rainy days or the night family playtimes. Board games provide you the opportunity to get the kids away from the electronic gadgets and video games and create a channel for parents to communicate and bond with children.

SEVEN | Organize a Family Picnic

Going to a picnic trip with the entire family is a perfect way to strengthen the family bond naturally. The conversations during the meal time and walking and playing in the nature provide opportunities for family to bond. Choose a picnic spot that’s close to a lake, a hiking trail, or a playground to maximize the fun.

EIGHT | Solve Puzzles Together

Doing puzzles with kids provides an opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time. Again as a parent, the goal is to be involved in the play activity with your kids but make sure you are not doing all the work. The best way to do this is to take turns while placing the puzzle pieces together.

NINE | Paint Each Other’s Faces

One of the fun family activities that all kids enjoy is paining each other’s faces. Here the key point is that you are not just painting your kids’ faces; you have to allow them to paint your face too. You don’t have to be a professional make-up artist to do this activity. Do it however you like; allow your kids to be creative and have some fun.

TEN | Sleep Outside in a Tent

Plan a campout in your own backyard with the kids. Start the campout before the sun goes down so you will have some time for outdoor play too. You can play games inside the tent, barbecue, eat food and read stories. You will need sleeping bags and a flash light of course.