Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bring Out The Artist In Your Child

It is pretty much guaranteed that you will see a child's eye open up with delight when they are given the opportunity to build and create. For the little artist within your life, the best thing to do is give them as many opportunities as possible to grow and utilize their artistic abilities. This not only builds hand-eye coordination, it builds self-confidence. 

This type of an undertaking involves much more than just the mere purchase of a box of crayons and a pad of paper. When you are looking to give children a chance to explore their artistic side, a great bet is to get them a nice art table with all sorts of supplies.

The Classroom Cubbie Table is the perfect way to bring even the shyest child out of their shell. Once they get a chance to check out all of the craft supplies that you can place in this fun table, they will begin creating in no time at all. Many teachers and daycares have already made the choice of bringing this great art table into their play space.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Climbing and Sliding and Playing, Oh My!

Children just love to explore and play around while climbing, crawling and more. Exploring all that is around them is a big part of a child's life and their growing process. However, there are lots of areas outside where you do not want them to be exploring. Because of this, it is important that you give them plenty of wonderful and safe places where they can do all of the climbing, jumping and exploring that they want without getting hurt. 

When you provide a nice way for your child to get out all of their crazy and intuitive exploration cravings, the perfect item to help you out is the Fever Faux Wood House. This awesome piece of outdoor activity greatness is made to last for a long time, throughout all of the seasons and elements. This climber also has the wonderful added feature of an activity table and there are even two different ladders on the sides that children can use to climb on up. Watch your kids have a blast as they make their way up to the top and then slip on down the wavy slide to the bottom.

The Feber Faux Wood House is a great way for your child to learn how to play with others and interact in a positive way while exercising and pretending. If the features that are listed aren't enough, there is even a bench seat that can be switched over into a different play area where kids can even enjoy a sandbox. There is always something fun to do with the Feber Faux Wood House.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Discovering Is Fun With Outdoor Toys

You may have already noticed just how much fun your child has when he or she heads outside to play. There are so many great natural wonders for them to explore and learn about. However, you may not always want them to be digging in your flower garden or going by the potentially dangerous stream near your house. This is when the aid of great outdoor toys can help you keep your child safe without dampening their learning or creativity.

The Frog Pond Sand & Water Table is an absolutely wonderful way to integrate outdoor play and learning without having to worry about some of the possible dangers outside. Set this outdoor toy up near your house so that you can watch them play and have a great time. Kids just love the number of activities that they can do with this table, and the possibilities for their adventures are endless.

You will find that the Frog Pond comes complete with a sturdy frame and tub so that you know it will last for a long time. The kids are sure to fall in love with the dips and canals that are built into the table so that they can dig and pour all day long. Some parents have even been known to bring this outdoor table inside during the colder months so that kids can play with beans and other items on it. Such a great table will lend so many hours of productive play and learning for your child, whether it is used as an indoor or an outdoor toy!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Pretend Play at Its Best

If you're looking for a toy that will take your children away from the computer games and television screens - consider giving them a toy the encourages pretend play.

Pretend play is very important for all children developmentally. It encourages them to use their imaginations and that is something many children don't get to do when the majority of their playtime is spent either watching DVDs or playing video games have base value as they do require skill and do develop some hand and eye coordination, but do not take the place of creative left brained thinking nor do they help develop social skills or expand imaginations.

In order for your children to develop to their full creative potential, they should be encouraged to participate in playtime activities that encourage pretend scenarios and other make-believe games. A great pretend play toy is a throwback to your own childhood that you may remember well.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Building Young Imaginations with Building Toys

A toy that can spark young imaginations to create and build is a valuable toy and a toy that can encourage group play and cooperation among children is also a great toy and when you can put both of these aspects into one fun toy - you have a real winning combination.

A building toy that can be changed and rebuilt depending on the whims of the children playing with will make a toy that your kids and their friends don't become bored with too quickly. Toys that encourage group play among children help develop valuable social skills and allow children to learn to get along better. Toys the encourage cooperation also promote valuable communication skills among children.

A super building set for your kids that will fit the bill is the Quadrilla Twist and Rail Set that is for children from 4 years of age and up. The Quadrilla has 147 straight and curved pieces that fit together in any way your children choose to build them. This set can make many different kinds of models for your children to experiment and drop the 50 marbles one by one down the ramps, slides and chutes they build.

Your children can spend hours building mazes to drop the marbles down and experiment to see which way the marbles go best, fastest and even build two skinny towers side by side and have marble races. The choices of what to build are as endless as what your children can imagine in their heads.