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How To Use Learning Toys To Develop Your School Child

From first grade, ages 6 to 8, spelling, reading, writing, and math need to be mastered.

The role of learning toys is to encourage growth in these key learning areas. By bearing in mind your child’s learning style, the appropriate toy can be chosen.

Learning toys and activities to develop school child’s visual learning skills

  • Art and crafts:
    Doodles A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book, Crayola 150 Count Telescoping Crayon Tower, Colorforms

  • Board game:
    Blokus, Royal Rescue, Wildcraft!, Money Bags

  • Building toys:
    Lego Creator Stegosaurus, Haba Basic Building Blocks, Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Set, Magna-tiles

  • Drawing:
    Art for Kids Drawing, Drawing Book of Animals

  • Math games:
    Math Whiz, Personal Trainer Math, Sum Swamp Addition and Subtraction Game

  • Memory games:
    ThinkFun Zingo, eeBoo Life on Earth Memory Game

  • Modeling:
    Crayola Model Magic

  • Observation games:
    I Spy Eagle Eye

  • Origami

  • Puzzles:
    ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr, Classic Tangoes

  • Reading toys:
    Leap Frog Tag Reading System, Apples to Apples Kids

  • Science toys:
    Moon in My Room, Learning Resources Planet Quest Game

  • Spelling games:
    Scrabble, magnetic letters, Bananagrams

  • Toy computers:
    Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer, Leapster Learning Game System, Learning Journey Kids Desktop PC

  • Toys which teach hand eye coordination:
    Design and Drill Activity Center, Jenga

  • Video and computer games:
    ISPY Treasure Hunt, JumpStart Numbers, Math Blaster, Typing Tutor Jr

Learning toys and activities to develop school child’s auditory learning skills

  • Child’s dictionary

  • Drama:
    Melissa& Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater

  • Learn a second language:
    My French Coach

  • Phonics games:
    Chunks A Word Building Game, Learning Resources Snap It Up Phonics and Reading Card Game.

  • Poetry

  • Singing

  • Story writing:
    IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit

  • Toy musical instruments:
    Schoenhut Baby Grand Piano, Hasbro Power Tour Electric Guitar, Remo Kids Percussion Floor Tom

  • Toys which teach through words:
    Learning Resources Factor Frenzy

Toys and activities to develop school child’s kinesthetic learning skills

  • Ball games:
    KikaFlik Multi Sports Trainer

  • Biking

  • Dancing:
    U-Dance

  • Gymnastics:
    Wobble Deck

  • Kite flying:
    Thames & Kosmos Kite Dynamics

  • Martial arts

  • Movement games:
    Twister, Electronic Hyperslide, Eggspert, Hoscotch Play Carpet, Giant Road Carpet, Dancing Eggs

  • Rock climbing

  • Skateboarding

  • Swimming

  • Trampolining

More learning toys for school age children.


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