Toys That Teach are Perfect for Playtime & School Projects:
Our Safari Ltd Toys That Teach are terrific tools for developing minds and can be used in a variety of ways! One of the best strategies to ensure kids learn in an engaging way is through play! Our realistic animal and dinosaur figurines help kids stay interested in playing while learning at the same time.
They’ve been used for imaginative play and group play, play therapy, role play, S.T.E.M. learning, sensory bins, as well as more simple teaching opportunities, like school projects, field trip takeaways and good old imaginative play at recess! Whether it’s recess, a field trip or school project, our educational toys can help encourage more imaginative play and less screen time.
Dr. Aleeya Healey, MD, FAAP agrees. Here's what she states about educational toys: “The more we know about early brain development, the more we understand the need for play that is based on human interaction. There is no screen, video game or app that can replace the relationships built over toys.”
Here's what other professionals have to say about children, education and toys:
“The best toys are those that support parents and children playing, pretending and interacting together. You just don’t reap the same rewards from a tablet or screen. And when children play with parents – the real magic happens, whether they are pretending with toy characters or building blocks or puzzles together.”
- Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, MD, FAAP, and associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Population Health at NYU Langone Health.
A Simple Educational Activity with Life Cycles
Using Safari Ltd’s Frog, Honeybee, Ladybug, Ant and Butterfly Life Cycle toys, Child Development Specialist and Mom Rylee Metangi created learning cards for her girls to play a matching game!
What you’ll need:
- Safari Ltd® Frog, Honeybee, Ladybug, Ant and Butterfly Life Cycle toys
- Corresponding flash cards
- Tote bag
1) After placing all our Life Cylces in a tote bag, instruct your kiddo to close their eyes and choose one piece out of the tote bag.
2) Ask your kiddo to describe which Life Cycle Set this piece belongs to! For example, with “Frog eggs." After naming the piece and describing it, have your kiddo place it on its matching from the card.
3) Keep going until your tote is empty and you’re staring at all your completed Life Cycles with your kiddo!
You can find the full post with details and a link to download learning cards on our blog!
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