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Fine Motor Skills Toys for Preschoolers and Toddlers

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Fine Motor Skills Toys for Preschoolers and Toddlers

  Fine motor skills for toddlers involve the use of the small muscles of the hands, fingers and thumbs to do such tasks as grasping, pinching, twisting and pulling. These skills are necessary for daily living activities such as holding a cup, using utensils and dressing oneself.  Toddlers and preschoolers need to practice these skills to develop strength and ability and fine motor skills toys for toddlers are especially designed to encourage this Shape sorters is a super toy for fine motor skills for toddlers. Not only does the child practice twisting and turning the shapes in order to fit...

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Pegboards for Fine Motor Skills, Counting and More!

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Pegboards for Fine Motor Skills, Counting and More!

  Fine motor toys for toddlers are a great investment in your child’s development. Toddlers need opportunities to learn new skills and to practice them until they are competent and confident. This is especially true with fine motor skills which are necessary for things such as feeding and dressing oneself, turning a page in a book, twisting a doorknob – in fact any activity requiring the use of the small muscles in the hands and fingers.  Fine motor toys for toddlers encourage the little ones to master these skills while playing and exploring. Pegs and pegboards for toddlers are brilliant...

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Building Toys for Preschoolers

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Building Toys for Preschoolers

  Building toys for preschoolers are exceptional educational toys. As children construct using interlocking bricks, nuts and bolts or wooden blocks, they are using reasoning skills and critical thinking. They are learning about how things work. With trial and error and planning, they are discovering how to build a tower so that it doesn’t collapse, and they are witnessing gravity in action when it does fall down. They are adding wheels so their creation can roll down a ramp, now learning about speed and velocity. With more sophisticated building toys, they may be experimenting with gears, levers and pulleys. They...

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Counting Games for Toddlers

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Counting Games for Toddlers

  Parents and caregivers help toddlers learn about numbers through every day activities such as counting stairs as they climb up or down. Toddlers are also exploring simple concepts such as understanding that the numeral or word “one” means a single item. These ideas are so important as they build the foundation for future math skills. Learning toys for 2 year olds, such as pegboards for toddlers, can help and so can simple counting games. Here are some counting games for toddlers to have fun with your little one: Make up silly songs with your child as he washes or...

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Three Year Olds are Wonderful; Best Toys for 3 Year Olds

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Three Year Olds are Wonderful; Best Toys for 3 Year Olds

Three year olds are wonderful. While recognizing that children develop at their own pace, three year olds have reached many milestones. They are walking with confidence and able to go up and down stairs. They can communicate and express their emotions. They are able to undress themselves and use cutlery.  They are learning about colors and have an awareness of numbers and letters. They are also very creative in their play. So how can parents and caregivers support these kids in their development? One way is to provide toys that are appropriate for this age; these toys will help reinforce...

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