Card games have a huge potential for kids development. The variety of rules are so great that they can meet any demand.
Today we glad to present on our shelves a several card games which came from Spielwarenmess 2016 (International exhibition of toys).
All of them have tested on Russian market and deserved respect from parents and children, of course.
All of them are amazing piece of art with wonderfull and colored images.
Although, the rules are simple, but the games are fascinating and captivating.
Call for kids and friends and try out…
1️⃣Frui10 – This game is designed to develop speed addition skills, attentiveness, and ability to concentrate.
2️⃣Splittissimo – Do you get stuck on a fractions and decimals? Let’s try to divide pizza between friends.
3️⃣HurriCount – The game is based on number and allows you to wonderfully memorize the numbers between one and ten, mathematical operators, comparison, counting, and addition
4️⃣Toddles-bobbles – awesome game to boost imagination and memory. It’s really worth to taste. No more words.
5️⃣Quick eye – Keep your eyes wide and your imagination open.
6️⃣Homosapience – Are you ready to croak, meow or bark. It’s funny game focus on attentiveness and create good vibes.
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Nowdays it’s thought that IQ is not enough to be successful in life. Research indicates that the greater mastery our kids have of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the more fulfillment they’ll have in life. EQ is the ability to recognize, express and regulate one’s emotions.
Kids with high EQ do better in school, are more cooperative with parents, are healthier, happier, and choose friends who are closer to their own parents and less likely to engage in risky behaviors.
What is behind the EQ?
- Ability to understand their own emotions and the skills to manage them
- Ability to recognize others’ emotions and emphasize with them
The idea is much easier to say than to do, but lucky EQ can be taught and trained. Parents can cultivate EQ in their children.
- Acknowledge your kid’s perspective and emphasize.
Emphasize doesn’t mean agree, but parents have to give a clear message that a kid’s position is acknowledged.
- Allow expression
When we stifle the child’s anger, we don’t switch off his feeling, we just force him to repress his emotion. The anger does not fade away, it’s trapped and looking for a way out. Being under conscious control it pops out uncontrolled, sometimes manifesting as a nightmare or nervous tic. Let them express their emotions in moderate and controlled ways.
“You seem worried about the field trip today. I used to get nervous on field trips too, in kindergarten. Want to tell me about it?”
- Teach problem solving
Most of the time, once kids (and adults) feel their emotions are understood and accepted, the feelings lose their charge and begin to dissipate. This leaves an opening for problem solving. Sometimes, kids can do this themselves. Sometimes, they need your help to brainstorm. But resist the urge to rush in and handle the problem for them unless they ask you to; that gives kids the message that you don’t have confidence in his ability to handle it himself.
- Model Emotional Intelligence
The most important thing you can do to encourage emotional intelligence in your child is to regulate your own emotions. Very often we forgot to discipline our expressions in front of kids. Taking control of our own emotions we frame right attitude and behavior in our children
- Play it out
In a time when your kid faces intense feelings which he may not know how to handle, or you notice a negative pattern developing, the best remedy is to step in with a game. Just start to play.
Try converting the situation into a game settings. In a game, a kid has a superpower and easily can fight and defeat any monsters 🙂
Adults pack childroom with lots of toys, but only a few of them deserved kid’s attention and stay as cherished possessions for an extended period of time. The rest gather dust under the bed. It’s no wonder then that when a kid endows her lovely doll with the magic of life, the toy becomes a confidant and comrade in games.
You can help create the miracle of empathy.
1️⃣Present a doll in a unique way. Instead of just holding out the packet with one more toy, make it a performance. Let the toy come to the kid itself. Teddy can ring the door bell, McQueen can honk from the entrance hall.
2️⃣Create a name and story about toy. Together, make a history for the toy. Where does it come from? How old is it? Does it have friends and, if so, who are they?
3️⃣Tell your kid how the toy has been made. Of course, it depends on their age and interests, but the real story of the manufacturing process: a tree was chopped, then delivered to a joinery where it was handled, assembled, colored and finally packed for you; shows how much effort was put into the toy, how many people stand behind a small plaything in their hands. Obviously, a kid with such knowledge will feel the unique value of the present and see his involvement in the final product.
5️⃣Describe the character of the toy. With the child, think about the doll’s personality. What does she like or dislike? What makes her happy or sad? Let the child open his imagination and assist discreetly.
Help kids to open a door to imagination
Children are eager to listen to fairy tales from parents. But how about involving kids by having them create a new story themselves? We guarantee it will be more interesting and entertaining. The guys from The Creativity Hub invented Rory’s Story Cubes. It’s very simple. The game consists of a set of cubes with images on their sides. These cubes are magic activators for your imagination. 9 cubes, 54 images create more than 10 billion combinations. It’s truly an infinite source of inspiration. Let’s get started.
The rules are easy. A player throws the cubes and then has to narrate a coherent story which links all of the pictures. There are no winners or losers here, just a lot of fun from stories and fantasy. The Story Cubes kick off your imagination regardless of age. For kids it’s brilliant training and development for language skills like storytelling, expanding vocabulary, speaking skill. For adults it’s just a good chance to rouse your mind with fantasy and have social fun.
Photo by maccymacx
There is a physiological method that recommends “putting your feelings on a paper.” It works for both for adults and kids.
Just take a pencil or crayons and draw. In any obscure situation – just draw.
Feel exhausted – draw flowers
Angry – draw lines
Feeling pain – sculpt
Feel bored – paint the paper with different colors
Touched by sadness – draw a rainbow
Feeling scared – braid macrame lace
Anxious – make a doll
Feeling rebellious (outraged) – tear paper to tatters
Feel worried – fold origami
Stressed out – draw patterns
Concentrating on remember something – draw a maze
Disappointed – make a copy of any picture
Despair – draw roads
Need to comprehend – draw a mandala
Want to recharge the batteries – picture landscape
Want to understand your emotions and feelings – draw a self portrait
Want to sort out your thoughts – draw hexagonal cells and squares
Want to sort out your feelings and wishes – make a collage
Want to concentrate on a goal – draw a net and a tee
Feel stuck and need to move forward – draw spirals
It seems ridiculous for ToysStore, however we suggest to limit your kids with a number of toys. It would be better to toddler do not have a surfeit of playthings. Let there is room for fantasy and dream.
Among child psychologists there is a rule of 1️⃣5️⃣ toys. For kids up to 7 age, it would be comfortable to keep around no more 10-15 toys.
If you have more, just hide the rest ones for a month at least. Then you can rotate the toys and inspire a renewed interest to the old games. It saves your pocket and extend the life of toys.
The basic set of toys should be balanced in order to provide all-round development:
☑ learning and educational: mozaic for memory, role games for better mental attitude, puzzles, construction
☑ sport and active: any kinds of balls, skipping ropes, freesbee
☑ sleeping toys: it’s vital to have a soft, gentle toys with some “magic skills” ? which helps to accompany kid to bed.
Outdoor activity is a core of childhood. The Waboba Moon Ball gives more. The Waboba Moon Ball is a high-flying ball like no other. As it bounces off of a surface, the Moon makes an exciting popping noise before flying up to 100 feet into the air.
Throwing Waboba balls promotes hand-eye coordination and arm strength, as children aim and engage their arm muscles. Kids will use grip strength and fine motor skills to find the perfect throwing technique. As they chase and catch the ball, they’ll build gross motor skills and make use of visual and spatial perception. Perfect for group play, children will practice social skills as they use the Waboba with friends.
Selection may vary. Let us choose for you. Ages 5 +.
Among of reviews: “Expect the unexpected when you hold the moon your hand.
Crater-like textures on the surface of this crazy ball produce out-of-this world experiences. Give it a bounce, you’ll see.
Spinning itself silly, the Moon Ball bounces HIGH in the sky. Send it from your hand and heaven only knows where it’ll land.
A ball so unique and amazing. Maybe it did come from the moon…“
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