Cognitive skill development in children involves the constant building of learning skills, such as attention, memory and thought process. These crucial skills enable children to process sensory information and eventually learn to evaluate, analyze, remember, make comparisons and understand cause and effect. It can start from birth itself. Here are three toys that can help in building these key skills:
1. Magic Movies by Educational Insights: The Magic Moves wand provides 90 fun commands, 26 musical tunes and incorporates light shows that flash to the beat of the music. The Magic Moves wand also surprises you with actions like, “Freeze,” “March,” and “Let’s Dance” in between actions. Fundamental learning is provided through auditory, visual and kinesthetic stimulation during play.
2. Bright & Beyond Activity Cards by Ready Set Resources: These activity cards promote cognitive skills, motor skills, language skills, self-esteem and sensory awareness using simple, everyday items found in the home. The cards are sturdy and laminated and include helpful illustrations and simple instructions for each activity. The Bright & Beyond Activity Cards provide fun, interactive experiences for kids!
3. Pop Arty by B. Toys: Pop Arty comes with 500 beads that snap-together in different colors, shapes, sizes and textures to make bracelets, necklaces, rings and more for creative play. Have children create reoccurring patterns with the beads to begin to learn about order, sequence and prediction. This toy provides kids with endless play to explore and create!