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Toy Throw Games

Basket Toy Throw

Basket Toy Throw

These games help to develop hand-eye co-ordination.

We have found combining throwing games with Kimbee sensory development toys, children can really benefit from using the Natural Rubber  toys as they hit all the 5 senses: Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch and Smell, giving a child’s brain full stimulation.

Laundry basket (or box) throw game; gather the sensory toys together, put a laundry basket a short distance away and take turns throwing the toys into the basket, once your child gets good at this game, you can move the basket further away to increase the challenge of getting the toys into the basket.

Show your child how to throw their natural rubber toy gently into the air and then catch it again. Younger children can do a very gentle throw; older children can throw just above head level.

Increase the challenge by introducing a hand-clap between throwing and catching. (i.e. throw, clap, catch), or a one-handed catch for older children. 

Sit or stand opposite each other and throw at toy to each other, if you have young children or a child struggling with catching, show them to hold their arms out, and stand quite close to them, giving them a greater chance of catching the toy.

Alternately, just practice throwing because many children struggle with letting the toy go or with throwing the toy in the intended direction they wanted to go in.

If you don’t have natural rubber sensory toys, then soft plush toys work well. 

Simple safe fun games to play with your child or children but with so many possibilities…

What games do your children like to play?

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Fun Colouring for you...

Fun Colouring for you…

Joanne – Kimbee

Related: Natural Rubber Teethers / Sensory Toys Eco Bath Toys

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Halloween – Trick & Treating Safety

Trick & Treating Fun!

Trick & Treating Fun!

What do you do in your local area for Halloween? As a community we should look for ways to ensure Halloween is a fun time for our children and also a safe time.

In the community where I live a group of parents will deliver a little note to all the houses saying, ‘If you are participating in the Halloween celebrations and Trick & Treating then, please leave your front porch lights on, if not, please turn all front house/property lights off and no one will bother you.’ This one little Halloween preparation ensures people’s wishes are respected and they don’t get lots of trick & treaters if they do not wish too. Maybe you could do something similar in your community.

There may be many reasons why some people may not want to participate, ill health, single elderly lady many not want lots of kids coming to her door, religion and so on.

Will you be going out with your children this Halloween? If you have young children then it is advisable to accompany them on their trick & treating route, if you group together with some other parents then you all will have fun along the way. If you have older teenage children, then a plan of their route and times they intend to return home would put your mind at ease.

Listed below are some Halloween safety tips

Young Children

  • Plan for the Halloween trick & treating evening – Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Comfortable costume – Children and parents love dressing up at Halloween, but if you are going to make an evening of it ensure you have a comfortable costume.
  • Road safety – Halloween is exciting for children and many of them will be wearing dark clothing, so a reminder about road safety is must. You could carry a torch to see along the way, but more importantly be seen by motorists.
  • Manners – A gentle reminder to your children before you go about their manners, if a person has been kind enough to give them a treat, then being grateful and a thank you is called for, be respectful of peoples property and recognise not everyone may want to join the Halloween folly.
  • Check sweets and treats your children bring home – Homemade food, if your child has allergies you will need to check it okay for them and if you are unsure, do not give to your child. Many people make up Halloween packages; ensure there is nothing a young child could choke on before letting them have the packages.

Teenagers

  • Plan for the Halloween trick & treating evening – Parents should know whose going with their children treat & treating, their route and the time the will return home. Are they going to a Halloween party and if so, speak with the party host parent to find out the party detail’s
  • Street safety – Stay in groups, stay on lit streets and take a torch to see along the way, but more importantly be seen by motorists.
  • Stranger danger – Just a gentle reminder that they should never go with anyone and not to go into others houses if they do know them but also not to go into a house unless it’s been pre-organised.
  • Mobile phone – If your child has a mobile phone or you have a spare phone let them take it with them, so they are contactable all of the time and also they can call you should they need too.

Have fun this Halloween, take your camera with you and get some fun pics! So you can do some Halloween scrap-booking activities another day.

HEADY Spider Sensory Toy - 100% Natural Rubber

HEADY Spider Sensory Toy – 100% Natural Rubber

The perfect Halloween gift is HEADY Spider

Halloween - Witches Brew!

Halloween – Witches Brew!

Click on the link for Halloween Colouring Printables.

Joanne

Related: Natural Rubber Teethers / Sensory Toys Eco Bath Toys

Spring is here!

Great Outdoors Fishing

What have you planned for the school holidays?

With the temperatures rising a little, spring is a perfect time to spend time outside with your children, whether that’s in your garden, at the local park or at the beach. Children need plenty outdoor time to run, skip and jump, to speak in loud voices without the constant “Please, can you speak with an indoor voice” and to burn off excess energy (especially if they are on school hols), all this helps in their development, and keeps them exercised and healthy.

Take the time to join your children in their play, whatever their age, even if it’s just for 30 minutes or so, let your inner child out, breathe in the fresh air, be open to the activities they are playing and follow their lead, it will do you the world of good.  They will be so pleased to have mum come and play and to share their interests, and to see you in the now, happy and stress free.

If you are organising play for younger children, maybe set up the activities and then take a step back, be involved but you don’t need to be the leader, let your children lead the way, building on their social and problem solving skills.

Here are some easy classic activity ideas:

  • Hide n Seek
  • Hand Ball
  • Soccer
  • Throw the toy into a laundry basket
  • Toy balancing
  • Beach Games
  • Fishing

A little competitiveness is okay to spur the children on but not at the detriment of younger children feeling like there is no point trying if they can never win or catch the ball. With all games the purpose should be to have fun.

Hey, would you like access to our colouring pages of our cute little toy characters? Sign up to our Kimbee VIP Club today, and receive much more!  Keep your little ones busy.

Fun Colouring for you...

Fun Colouring for you…

Have fun outdoors, whatever you decide to do…

Joanne

Related: Natural Rubber Teethers / Sensory Toys Eco Bath Toys

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