Its the last day of our Holiday Shopping Guide Series and today is dedicated to toys that will be fun for the whole family! One of the best experiences a child can have developmentally is the opportunity to learn from, grow with, and interact with their parents and/or other loved ones!
Peaceable Kingdom Stack Up
This game is great because its three levels of difficulty make it easy for it to grow with your child. Its an award winning game that centers around tower building, which can be a great activity for developing fine motor and visual motor skills.
This game focuses on fine motor skills, so OTs love it!. Similar to Hi Ho Cherry-O, players attempt to fill their tree with nuts, but they use a little squirrel that is actually tongs. So great for fine motor skills and hand strength!
We love Peaceable Kingdom’s board games, and this one addresses scissor skills! Awesome! It also addresses a lot of other developmental skills including cooperative play, following directions, counting and more!
Based on the popular book, this game is an fun game that helps children with counting and developing find motor skills. The object of the game is to get your five monkeys on the spring-action bed before it pops. Sure it bring on lots of fun and laughter!
Any game with tweezers or tongs is a great game for fine motor development and pincher grasp to prepare kids for handwriting and this one is so much fun! Spin the wheel, then use the jumbo tweezers to pick or place fruit. Also game also helps to reinforce color and fruit vocabulary.
Another great game with tongs. In this game, there are three spinners, which provides more opportunities for visual scanning and more fun! Matching letters during the game also helps with letter identification.
Adorable game for visual scanning! Everyone scans for the robot face that matches the game example. First one to find it wins that around. Simple, fun, and perfect for developing visual skills. What more could you want?
Simple game that addresses a lot of great skills including following directions, gross motor skills, and body awareness. Kids will have a lot of fun balancing, crawling, leaping, and skipping with the the crazy props. This helps keep kids with shorter attention spans entertained, and helps to motivate kids who don’t enjoy gross motor movement.
Hullabaloo is a great game to get the whole family moving. Kids bounce, spin, and jump between the colorful pads, all while learning new shapes, colors, and words. Its also great for following direction skills. All the activities are so fun, even the parents will want to get up and move!
Your child will use their sense of touch to reach into the covered container and feel around for the object their card. Such a great game for tactile discrimination!
Best for ages: 5+
Fine Motor Skills
Where to buy: Find it here, from Marbles the Brain Store
Such a great game for fine motor skills and developing appropriate grasping patterns. Simple to play too, simply place the sticks in the container, then pull them out, without letting your marbles fall into your compartment!
Apples to Apples Junior is the game of hilarious comparisons! Based on the popular card and party game, Apples to Apples, this Junior version gives kids hilarious, fast-paced fun while also building their vocabulary and thinking skills.
With Hedbanz, kids use their heads in more ways than one! By using deductive reasoning to figure out the answer, kids build on their imagination and memory skills. And since each player asks and answers questions, everyones involved from beginning to end!
Another great game for visual scanning! Between any two cards, there is only one matching symbol, find it and you’re the winner! This game helps develop visual scanning skills, which are so so important for reading, writing, and every day life!
We have had so fun much sharing our shopping guides this week! Please let us know if you have any questions or any toy suggestions to share with us. Be sure to check out our shopping guides for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged kids as well. Also, don't forget to like and share our Facebook page. The drawing for the Visa Gift card will happen tomorrow at midnight!