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Toy Throw Game

Basket Throw Toy Game

Basket Throw Toy Game

This simple fun game assists in developing hand-eye co-ordination. Show your child how to throw their natural rubber toy gently into the air and then catch it. 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. (ie throw, clap, and catch), or a one handed catch for older children.
Remember this is a game, so it doesn’t matter if your child continuously drops their toy, praise them when they throw their toy, and whether they catch or drop the toy, practise will improve their skills, but having fun is so much more important.

Alternatively, 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.

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

What games do your children like playing?

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

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?

Joanne@Kimbee

Related: Natural Rubber Teethers / Sensory Toys Eco Bath Toys