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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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Free Baby Development Opportunities

Levi Duck Baby Gifts (6)So many parents seem to be wrapped up in the notion that the only way for  their baby or toddler to learn or develop is by way of a purchased educational  or developmental toy. Although there are some absolutely fantastic toys  available today that have been well designed for this specific purpose and have  been tested to actually develop your baby’s abilities, many parents don’t take  advantage of day to day situations enough to use as an ongoing learning  experience.

Learning at this stage of a baby’s life is not really a case of educating  them, but rather a case of stimulating their senses to make them want to  explore, think and use their bodies and in turn develop their core skills and  capabilities at this very young age. Any form of learning or assistance to  develop these abilities should be fun and sometimes the best opportunities are  the ones that we miss in our everyday routines and the ones that don’t actually  cost a cent.

All too often new parents find that their new responsibilities stretch them  to their limits and they soon find themselves in a spiral of looking at  everything as tasks that need to be done. The novelty of having a new baby seems  to wear off and the reality of actually how demanding it can be sets in. For  many the mere thought of adding consistent developmental learning periods to the  mix is put on hold, to be returned to perhaps when their baby grows up a little  bit more and they think can benefit more, after all, how much developmental  direction does such a small baby need anyway. Newborn babies will absorb their  new surroundings like a sponge. They will observe everything that they are  exposed to. Their minds and bodies will be stimulated at every opportunity.

For many parents, one of the best ways to not only make each of the ‘tasks’  that you need to carry out each day, or more often than not, several times a  day, less like a task, is by seeing the event as an opportunity to bond and  stimulate you baby’s mind further. Touch and sound are the key factors here.

During nappy changing, talk with your baby, be expressive if you are talking them  through their change, show them the items that you use and let them perhaps feel  the ones that are safe for them to touch and explore.

Bath time is an absolutely fantastic time for a little relaxation for both  parent and baby and really does provide a unique environment where you can  introduce them to new experiences. The movement and feel of the water, items  that float, filling items with water as well as all of the associated watery  sounds that you can think of. For parents and young babies, bath time really is  a terrific bonding and sensory stimulation time.

As you walk through the park, every object and thing that you pass is a  stimulating event for your baby where you have the perfect opportunity to  encourage your baby to see and observe the sights that you point out and pass  by.

The possibilities are really endless when you start to think in this way and  not only is the entire day one of stimulation for your baby, but also one of  greater bonding, purpose and ultimate enjoyment from a parent’s perspective.

Thank you Karen Stewards for sharing this article with us

Related: Natural Rubber Teethers / Sensory Toys Eco Bath Toys

Visual Memory Tray Game

Visual Memory Tray Game

Visual Memory Tray Game

This game is excellent for children using any of their toys from the toy box.

We have found combining the visual memory tray game 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.

Memory is used in everyday life.  This game develops basic memory skills which include the ability to recall information.

Put 3 or four sensory toys on a tray, look at each toy with your child and talk about each character, the colour, whether its a bird or sea creature, reptile, bug etc… (some fact finding information). Ask your child to look away and remove a toy. See if your child knows which toy has been removed. Take it in turns removing a toy, once your child has mastered this try removing 2 or 3 toys, or try moving the toys around on the tray to keep it fun.

A simple safe fun game to play with your child or children but with so many possibilities…

What games do you children like play?


Related: Natural Rubber Teethers / Sensory Toys Eco Bath Toys