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Why Pegboards are Great for Toddlers

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Why Pegboards are Great for Toddlers

There is a large variety of pegboards on the market. They may be made of wood or plastic. The pegs may be colorful or black or white. The pegs come in different shapes and sizes. Some pegboards have patterns and others are truly open ended. The premise however is the same. There is a board with holes and the child is encouraged to place pegs into the holes. This may sound rather mundane but there are many opportunities for learning, enjoyment and entertainment. Pegboards for toddlers are particularly designed for small hands and to challenge the developmental level of this...

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Learning with Nuts and Bolts for Toddlers

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Learning with Nuts and Bolts for Toddlers

Nuts and bolts are now toys for toddlers. They are new building blocks for developing fine motor skills, concentration, determination and positive thinking. Made of plastic, they are 100% safe for growing kids. Available in attractive colors, they can keep toddlers engaged for a long time.   Let’s see how nuts and bolts for toddlers can help children in learning.  Fine Motor Nuts and bolt for toddlers is a great toy to develop fine motor skills. Toddlers will grasp the nuts and bolts and must use eye hand coordination to place a nut onto the bolt. They will need to...

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How to Choose Counting Toys for 2 year Olds?

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How to Choose Counting Toys for 2 year Olds?

Learning toys are readily available these days but some parents are still unaware of the advantages of these games. They are not sure which educational toys they should buy for their kids. They want their kids to learn but they do not know which skills they should be encouraging. Here we’ll talk about some very simple counting toys for 2 year olds and what kids can learn.  1# Building blocks with numbers Plastic or wooden blocks with numbers is a basic toy that helps toddlers become aware of numbers. By counting the blocks and matching the blocks to the number,...

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Counting Toys for 2 Year Olds - More Than Just for Counting

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Counting Toys for 2 Year Olds - More Than Just for Counting

When I was a preschool teacher many years ago I would use one toy in many different ways. This was for several reasons. One, it was economic. Two, it encouraged children to try new experiences. Three, it added variety to the play. Four, toys used in different settings enhance different skills. This is not brilliant in any manner. Children do this naturally. If you give a child a small cardboard box it may become a mouse house or a treasure chest or a boat or decorated like aflower. Many counting toys for 2 year olds can be versatile in this...

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Construction Sets for Toddlers

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Construction Sets for Toddlers

Toddlers love to build. While they are making their towers out of stacking blocks or castles out of sand, they are also learning.  Constructions sets for toddlers provide added opportunities for learning. They challenge the child to develop new skills and practice old ones. The best construction sets for toddlers are designed to expose children to the basics of math, engineering and technology. Toddlers learn about gravity when the block tower collapses; they learn about speed and velocity when rolling toy cars down their ramps. They are matching two triangular blocks to make a cube. The toddlers will not have...

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