Make Learning Fun with Toys and Games
Time to say good-bye to the board games of the past and say hello to the new style electronic learning of today! Technology has made it’s way into the learning /gaming world. Great news for the the children on your holiday shopping list. Here are some fabulous Christmas gift ideas for game gifts to help expand their still developing brains.
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Popular learning games include a wide range of topics such as:
- Music /Arts & Colors
- Movement/ Coordination
- Math/Science/ Language
0 – 3 years old
Not quite ready for electronics, the infants enjoy bright and colorful gifts designed to captivate and entrance. The perfect gift for this age is aimed at stimulating the senses a popular gift is a Wimmer-Ferguson Mind Shapes, Car Seat Gallery, and Infant-Stim Mobile. Brightly colored with cool shaped mobile pieces this is sure to engage any infant.
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4-7 years old
Toddlers are beginning to learn about doing things. Did you know that at this age a child can assemble a simple puzzle, finger paint, manipulate clay and can even stack blocks up to nine high. This is the best time to get your toddler acclimated to the computer. The iXL™ Learning System is a software gift that has everything from arcade-style games, a notepad and an Mp3 player. This spy game adventure helps your tot learn lower case numbers, crack codes as well as create musical playlists.
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8-12 year olds
In the world of the “tween” (aka: pre-teenager) not only are they beginning to learn about the world but they’re beginning to understand their place in that world and see the outcomes of their efforts. A very cool “hip” Christmas gift is the PlayStation Vita gaming device. This device has wifi adaptivity so your tween can always stay connected to friends and family.
What were some of your favorite games growing up?