Brain-building Toys for Holiday Gift Giving: Part Two

Today is a continuation of last week’s holiday toy suggestions. These are great toys to build your child’s brain while he/she has fun and builds brain cells.  Be sure and check out the YouTube video demonstrating the Sports Stacking Cups—an amazing toy with so many possibilities!

 

 Toy #8: Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper

 

Jumping fun for everyone! Made from soft, durable foam and great for indoor and outdoor play This lovable foam pogo jumper squeaks with every hop! The bungee stretches to accommodate children of all heights and can support up to 250 pounds. Kids and adults alike will have a hopping good time on the Hop & Squeak Pogo Jumper.

 Ages: From ages 3 to 100 depending on the functionality of your bones at that age.

How it builds the brain: Helps with balance and jumping–movement

 

Toy #9: Gamecraft Safety Guard Scooters (Scooter Ball)

 

It’s safe, it’s portable, and kids’ eyes light up when you bring it into a room. This board should be used only under adult supervision as kids have a tendency to try to stand on it or can roll it over someone’s fingers if they aren’t paying attention.

 Ages: 3 and up (need supervision at first)

How it builds the brain: helps with sensory integration and motor planning; used by occupational therapists.

 

Toy #10: Hoppity Hop Balls

 

Thicker than other brands, the Hoppity Hop is the greatest and “funnest” way for kids to exercise without even knowing it! Guaranteed to help your kid’s burn off that extra energy. Try an adult size Hippity Hop to bounce along your child, after all, adults can have fun too, right? Share the fun!

 Ages: Recommended for ages three and up

How it builds the brain: great for building balance and brain organization

 

Toy #11: Neon Dart Ball Game

 

Inflate the inner circle of the Neon Dart Ball Set to create a 24″ diameter dart ball board. Dart balls adhere to the board using hook and loop technology. Includes 24″ target and 3 dart balls

 Ages: 5 and up

How it builds the brain: develops hand-eye coordination

 

Toy #12: Sports Stacking Cups

 

Sports Stacking Cups have become an international phenomena! Parent and kids of all ages love to stack these cups at lightening speed. Your child can get hooked on these and who knows—you may want to even enter into a Sports Stacking Competition. Check out this video of sport stacking children of all ages—this is amazing fun for the entire family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7IMT8n0lJM

 Ages: 3 and up

How it builds the brain: rhythm, timing, movement, coordination—incredible alternative than having your child waste hours playing video games! Plus—it is bouncing, interactive fun!

Enjoy!

Sharlene 2014


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