This one toy can be used so many different ways. What starts off as a rainbow can end up as a cradle for dolls, a fence for animals, a tunnel or bridge for vehicles, a house for their dollhouse dolls. While you are encouraging your children to use their imagination, they will also get to practice their fine motor skills, gross motor skills and color recognition.
This indoor and outdoor bowling set from The Land of Nod is a wonderful gross motor activity for your kids, their friends, and the entire family. Not only will it get everyone moving, but kids will learn how to take turns, practice their math skills when counting and adding up the number of pins that went down, and use their fine motor skills to take down everyone's scores.
Children learn by imagining and doing. A Dollhouse grants children an outlet to role play what they have seen in their world. When your child engages in pretend (or dramatic) play, they are actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. We love that The Ferm Living dollhouse can be mounted on the wall and it's minimal and modern design allows children to create a space of their dreams.
OMY designs stimulate your child’s creativity and imagination through fine motor play. Omy has sticker packs in robots, cities, outer space, and more, which your child can use to easily transform their bedroom walls, play table or notebooks into a wonderful world of their own.
This is Magbot, part of Tegu's The FUTURE Collection. The combination of whimsical graphics paired with contextualized shapes bring personality and imagination to your child's play experience. We love that Magbot can be rebuilt into something different every time they play thanks to the hidden power of magnets. When children play with building toys they will naturally practice their fine motor skills, gross motor skills and visual and spatial perception.
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