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.
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.
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.