4granskids has been doing a bit of work to find the best educational toys for ywonderful grand kids. We all want them to grow up to be Einsteins and that starts fro when they are very young.
The capacity for a child to learn new things is at a peak from birth to 7 years of age so those years are critical to give your child a head start in life.
One of the most important things you can do for your child is to read to them.
Read to them everyday, not just at bedtime but whenever you have a moment for quiet time together. Read books that are interesting and will develop there knowledge base. Books that will stimulate their imaginations and books that will increase their curiosity. Books will give them so much pleasure as you read to them and it will not be long before they will be reading to you. .I am about to select a range of books for the shop so be watching.
Then toys to develop their numeracy skills are wonderful for the developing young mind. You can start with matching patterns and shapes and move on to counting and then to calculating and solving problems with numbers.. Counting animals, beads, buttons shapes all help develop the mathematical brain. Jigsaw puzzles are also great to increase a childs spatial understanding
Science is an under developed part of early learning and so we have included some great ideas to stimulate those inquiring scientific brains. There is a range of toys that will encourage children to think more about the why and how things happen.
We don't need computers to do all our thinking for us, lets grow the knowledge base in our children and have them exercising creative and intelligent thinking.