Each par­ent is inter­est­ed in the har­mo­nious devel­op­ment of his child from an ear­ly age. There­fore, all kinds of edu­ca­tion­al games and kits are present in every home, help­ing the baby to explore the world, learn and grow up, acquir­ing a vari­ety of skills. What toys of this direc­tion deserve atten­tion?

Cubes, puzzles, mosaic

Smart games and edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties for preschool­ers nec­es­sar­i­ly include pick­ing up cubes and puz­zles, mosaics. Such sets appear in fam­i­lies with chil­dren among the very first.

  • Cubes and fig­ures are designed to rein­force the con­cepts of shapes, col­ors and sizes.
  • Puz­zles devel­op log­ic and imag­i­na­tion, edu­cat­ing the child’s accu­ra­cy, patience and atten­tive­ness.
  • Mosa­ic is an inex­pen­sive set, and the ben­e­fits for the child are enor­mous. In the process of inter­ac­tion with her, fine motor skills are involved, which are respon­si­ble for the devel­op­ment of speech, log­ic, and think­ing. The child learns to con­cen­trate on an object for a long peri­od of time.

Creator’s Kit

Creator's Kit

How to choose use­ful toys for chil­dren? If you want to buy some­thing that will not gath­er dust in the far cor­ner of the room, but will be used for its intend­ed pur­pose, then you should pay atten­tion to all kinds of cre­ative kits. Per­haps, there is where to roam and find a use­ful activ­i­ty for both an unin­tel­li­gent three-year-old, and a school­boy who is already aware of him­self as a per­son, who is fond of weav­ing from beads or mak­ing jew­el­ry.

A child of kinder­garten age can buy a kit for mod­el­ing or draw­ing, and a fid­get 8–10 years old and old­er who is study­ing the struc­ture of the world around him can buy some­thing for chem­i­cal or phys­i­cal exper­i­ments, equipped with real reagents and equip­ment.

Board games

If in the child­hood of mod­ern par­ents there were not so many desk­tops, today their assort­ment is sim­ply amaz­ing! These are no longer just “walk­ers” with a die and chips accord­ing to the num­ber of play­ers. This is a real world with its own con­di­tions and laws, in which even an adult is some­times dif­fi­cult to under­stand and remem­ber all the rules.

Of the edu­ca­tion­al games of this kind, it is worth not­ing such as “Alice in Won­der­land”, “Car­cas­sonne”, “Imag­i­nar­i­um”, “Jen­ga”, “Scrab­ble”, “Colo­nial­ists”, “Monop­oly”. The well-known Domi­no, Russ­ian Lot­to, Sea Bat­tle, which today has many mod­i­fi­ca­tions, still do not lose their rel­e­vance.

Finger puppets and puppet theater

For the devel­op­ment of log­i­cal think­ing and speech, role-play­ing games with fin­ger pup­pets or pup­pet the­ater are used. Fin­ger pup­pets are easy to make your­self using a vari­ety of mate­ri­als at hand — paper, card­board, yarn, fab­ric, etc. Today, you can find whole sets for stag­ing a cer­tain fairy tale, for exam­ple.

Chil­dren are very fond of par­tic­i­pat­ing in such a per­for­mance, besides, it is of great ben­e­fit to them, devel­op­ing speech, mem­o­ry and atten­tion, form­ing a spa­tial rep­re­sen­ta­tion, improv­ing coor­di­na­tion of move­ment, accu­ra­cy, increas­ing expres­sive­ness and artistry.

When choos­ing what to play with a child, it is nec­es­sary to take into account his age and incli­na­tions for a par­tic­u­lar activ­i­ty. Such a joint pas­time will leave a bright mark in the mem­o­ries of the child and strength­en intra-fam­i­ly rela­tion­ships.