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Hands on Toys for Sharper Young Minds

Headline   One quick stroll through the toy shop is enough to give any parent a headache.  There is just so many junky toys in toy stores that you know will end up right on the floor within minutes of purchase.  The price of popular and over marketed toys like toys based on TV shows or especially Disney characters is absolutely mind blowing especially when you consider that many of these types of toys like figurines, for example, has no or very little educational benefit to your child.   Sure, any hands on toy are much better for your child than a game on the tab but if you truly want to sharpen your child’s mind and create a smarter little...

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Just How Bad Is Video Games Really For Kids?

  Everything in life has its ups and downs and video games are no different.  A lot of research lately done on video games and their effects on children emphasize that these types of games do actually have a lot of benefits to children like the following; Improves quick thinking abilities and the ability to make split second decisions Can improve social skills Can relief stress and even depression And video games can be educational   These may be some pretty good benefits, but the benefits of playing video games do greatly weigh down to the cons of video games.   What Is So Bad About Video Games? Playing a lot of video games do have some huge disadvantages and...

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How Play can Help Develop Your Child’s Language Skills

  Children don't learn language skills on their own, which makes it important for them to have play time at home with parents to learn and expand upon the early language skills they acquire. Even if your child is attending some kind of daycare program, that play/learning time at home is a terrific reinforcement for anything they're being exposed to formally. Here are some of the best ways to help develop your child's language skills, and to encourage usage of those skills once they've been learned. Associate sounds with objects One of the first play sessions you should promote with your children, at least when they're ready for language, are sessions that associate sounds with objects. For instance, you can...

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Family Time with Wonder Gears Toys

Family Time with Wonder Gears Toys The fascination that youngsters have for toys is something that will probably never change, partly because toys are some of the very first objects they come in contact with, and partly because they have the ability to capture attention so fully through bright colors, shapes, noises, and functionality. In modern times however, more and more parents are becoming aware of the value of providing their children with educational toys that serve another purpose as well, that of instructing the child and inspiring them with a sense of wonder about the world. That sense of wonder can translate in later life to interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), which are all subjects that...

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The STEM Trend: Why it is Relevant in Today’s Tech-centric World

  If you haven't heard about STEM toys yet, they are a class of toys considered to be educational as well as fun to play with, and they generally provide some useful principle along the lines of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM). With the ever-growing emphasis on technology in our world, providing children with a headstart in those areas of knowledge would seem to have great value, both for the individual and for the eventual benefit to society in general. Over the past few years, sales of STEM toys have enjoyed rapidly growing numbers, and that trend is expected by industry analysts to continue rising, as parents and educators become more aware of the educational value being built into...

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