ESCAPING THE BOTTLE
by John Toups & Kim Krisco!
GIFTS OF LOVE
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LOVE & KNOWLEDGE
Give a gift of love to a child in need! Check out the product descriptions to find facts on how the item will positively affect the child's development.
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Blocks help children to see how separate parts relate to one another in order to create a whole. It sparks creativity and imagination to design something new and three-dimensional. They also help children to keep control of balance and connections. Blocks not only encourage connections with materials, but connections within the family unit as well.
Stories are rudimental to children’s imagination. These stories help to connect themselves to the world. Mental stimulation such as books will not only make children smarter, but will also allow for incredible brain growth that will impact them for the rest of their lives. Connecting children to caregivers who read, to and with them, does not only ignite learning, but also brings them together to create a family unit.
Chalk is an effortless way to for children to learn through play. Not only does it present the opportunity to develop the hand muscles for a pencil grip, but also color recognition and imagination. Drawing is what sparks the beginning interest in handwriting. Most importantly, creativity is what develops a child’s personality.
Coloring books develop fine motor skills as a result of coloring within lines. It also helps children regulate time and patience. This type of structured work prepares them for classroom-based work. Lines, perspective, colors and shapes are all aspects that children will become aware of through exposure to coloring books. It also presents the perfect opportunity for quality time between child and caregiver.
Coloring with colors helps with developing color recognition. It also helps with developing bilateral coordination since both hands are required to complete the task: one to hold the paper and the other to color. Crayons aid in sensory processing. Children can experiment with different pressures of the crayon to achieve different shades. Colors are a great way to get both child and caregiver experimenting and learning.
Flashcards are a great way to use real world items to captivate children’s attention. They engage active recall, which leads to a stronger sense of memory trace. The repetition of the cards makes it easy and fun to study new ideas. Children are also encouraged to use self-reflection to compare their answer to the answer on the back of the card. Most importantly, flashcards appeal to all types of learners.
Paper has an endless amount of uses when it comes to children learning. Not only can they create, write, draw, and color, but, they can also make tons of crafts! Check out the link below to find some awesome ways to engage creativity between you and your child with something as simple as paper.
Pencils are one of the greatest tools to express thoughts, ideas, words and so much more that lives in the mind of children. The marks they make lead to learning and education. It also shows them that it’s ok to use the eraser and easily erase mistakes: mistakes will not last forever. Not only are they sharpening their pencils, they’re sharpening their minds.
The many different types of puzzles allow for learning different methods of problem solving. Children learn to flip and rotate pieces in order to achieve a connection. Puzzles activate both the left and right side of the brain, which experts say is the most venerable time for learning. Connect the pieces and connect you and your child too!
Tablets will come packed with information on parenting and resources. Video lessons and children’s games will also be included on the device. With the proper apps installed, a tablet combines puzzles, coloring, drawing, flashcards, and books all into one convenient device. Tablets are an excellent source when it comes to expanding cognitive thinking and motor skills. Not only do they aid in developing their growing brains, but they provide a great mode of entertainment for when mama needs quiet time!
Because children think markers are meant to write on EVERYTHING, washable markers make handing your child a marker that much easier. They are still able to explore colors and writing and drawing without such a mess. Creativity and imagination are vital to their developing brain. Make a mark in a child’s life by giving them a pack of marker.