Suggested Toy List for the Holidays by Dr. Chander
While my list below may not include the latest app for our kids phones, and are not “Star Wars” related. Here are a few toys that are not only safe, but they help to develop visual skills that enhance comprehension in reading and learning!
Let’s start with infants to 2 years old…
· Smart toss this game promotes gross motor moves and hand eye coordination.
Superstar Stacker, another great hand-eye coordination with color perception with stimulus and fine motor development attributes for our toddlers.
Little Champs Sport Center
My personal favorite! Great colors and excellent development for coordination and eye movement. Future Basketball skills developed here too.
Ages 3 to 5 Years….
“Eye” spy Ready to Read Game (I spy ready to read game)
· This is great for visual memory development. Learn with picture and word association and colors and rhymes.
Fine motor skills and hand eye coordination is fully integrated with the skill of creating objects and shapes with brilliant colors. Plus, you can build a model of the eye with this toy!
Soft plastic, light and easy to lift
Nurture early childhood development in three key skill areas: physical, cognitive and social
Wooden shape sorting clock
Great way to teach time, hand eye coordination, and color.
Leap Frog Scribble and Write Tablet
Provides hand writing and number learning
Good hand-eye coordination
Now, for our 6 to 8 year olds!
Parents, do you remember this one? Motor skills are very well developed with this game and works on hand eye coordination.
Lots of fun as well!
· Memory Game
· Find matching pairs by color, number or category
· Includes fun game spinner
· Every player gets to spin
· Pictures and words for pre-readers
Magnetic building set
Excellent hand eye coordination and agility building.
Kids can be very creative by creating geometrical shapes and color matching.
SET-the Family Game of Visual Perception
Winner of over 35 Best Game awards
Great family game, kids can compete with adults
Easy to learn and unlimited replay value
Classic fast-paced game with no turns and no luck
Suggested Holiday Toy List for the 9 to 14 year old kids
· This game combines action with music memory and motion.
· Can be played alone or with another person head to head.
· Great reflex training, visual memory training and lots of fun!
· easy and safe to play indoors or outdoors
· Very good hand-eye coordination game
· Can be played at any skill level
Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game
Four levels of play, beginner to expert
Forty mind challenge cards with solutions
I hope this helps you with your gift shopping this year. Wishing you and your families a Happy Holiday and a healthy New Year!!