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FUN + LEARNING = The Best Educational Experience” – Tamara L. Chilver

Toys; just the word brings mammoth joy on the kid’s face. Toy shopping is a ritual at our home, which occurs monthly. Or at times fortnightly! (birthday’s exceptional). If you a mother of 3+ year kid, I am sure you know what I am talking about 😉 Just last year, when we were sorting toys to recycle & give a few I realized she got bored even with her latest gift. And asked if we can also give away this too? This made me ponder, our choice of toys! Are we picking the right ones as per the age & engagement levels? Or just any nice-looking toy that she points her finger too.

Let me ask you, readers, a question – How do you select a toy for your little one? If the same question been asked to me; my response would have been (till last year) age and utility. But after spending some enormous amount of money on not-so-useful & unexciting toys, I realized toys must be – Engaging.

Learning through play –

As mothers our aim is to provide knowledge & learning to kids in a way they can relate to. Knowledge providers today are bringing innovative ideas to involve kids in ‘learning with fun’ mode of education. I personally advocate the idea of ‘play and learn’ for kids today. With the kind of education system and competitive surroundings we have today, it’s important for kids to learn more than study.

Benefits of learning with Engaging Toys –

Learning comes easy when you do it without fear or duress. Kids are the live examples of that when you force feed them with something, the results are never as desired. However, if the same thing is done via – play/ song/ dance/ activity, etc they learn it fast and for good.

Puzzles – ask any kid what they love the most? The answer invariably would be solving puzzles. Treasure hunts, Sitemaps, Find the fastest route or Free Jigsaw puzzles and much more. Even grown-ups are the fan of such captivating puzzle games. Have you tried any?

Nursery Rhymes – How do you think kids still remember all those rhymes? (in fact, we too)

Cascading Cars – Visual tracking and reflexes. The cars move from one slope to another, and cthe hild starts tracking the moving cars.

Shadows & Shapes – When the kids match the shadows with the images of birds/animals or objects. This helps them learn right shapes and illustrate the differences too.

Rainbow colours – I happen to hear her singing the rainbow song once, while she was drawing it. On asking where she learned it from – it was via Minnie Mouse cartoon show. “Red, orange, yellow, green, blue Don’t forget there’s purple too Rainbow colours for me and you!”. I bet you teach them colours just like that; might end up pulling your hair out 😉


Educational Toys encourage challenges & learning in Children

By now we all know the benefits of challenging & educational toys for our children. It inculcates learning behavior, problem-solving ability, self-assessment, bringing creativity & holistic development.

Children tend to get bored easily seeing the same activity over and time again. However, cognitive learning is also as significant for over-all development. While surfing the internet and scanning a few articles on the Internet, I realized there are few Toy brands which are constantly working to make learning fun.

Creating developmental toys, based on age and requirements of children. Reasoning, Environmental understanding, Language, Numbers, Art comes easily to children with Skola Toys. The educational toys from SKOLA retain the kid’s interest and make them understand things quite easily. Challenging Toys help in developing child’s senses – like Fine Motor Skills by touch and feel of wooden toys.

Puzzles and games that work on reasoning and planning abilities of children. Now, I spend some time in planning and thinking before making Toy purchase. Educational Toys bring simpler challenges to kids and enhance their problem-solving ability. Also, they don’t get bored out of these toys just in a whiff of wind 🙂

Disclosure – This is a sponsored feature. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
© Dipika Singh (Gleefulblogger), 27/01/2018.

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Papri Ganguly · January 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Interactive and learning toys are fun to play with.

Anagha Yatin · January 27, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Learning amounts to gathering of knowledge and knowledge never goes out of fashion. Play time and toys could help build strong sense of learning if used appropriately!
A very thorough post Dipika!

anitapratapsingh · January 27, 2018 at 6:21 pm

Sahi bhi hai, jitna easily khel khelme seekh saktey hain utna easy koi method nahi hai 👍👍great post

nameeshn24 · January 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Wonderful thoughts share on this article. I too believe that combining learning with fun is always good. Especially with kids who can’t keep concentration on one thing for long time, the toys will defintely help.

Amrita · January 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

I lovw activity toys too.It helps in developing motor as well as cognitive skills.

Nidhi KM · January 28, 2018 at 12:31 am

Skilled and fun learning is a great way to sharpen kids brain.

sneha Jain · January 28, 2018 at 2:24 pm

I love wooden toys as thet are good for motor skills development and also their sensory neurons are always active to respond

Varsh · January 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Educational toys make learning a whole lot of fun and can actually fasten the learning process too. Age appropriate toys help a lot in a child’s mental development.

Mrinal · January 28, 2018 at 10:27 pm

When I was a kid I used to make toys using the soil in flower pots.. and honestly, I still have a few of them… ❤ I wish I had these educational toys back then! So happy to have these in the market now!

Shivali singla · January 29, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Educational toys are a good way to improve children knowledge and to make then learn a lot of things while the have fun playing

Sheetal Dorby · January 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Its totally a fun playing with education toys for kids . I so love this concept

Mayuri Nidigallu · January 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Learning as you play is the best for kids. Very helpful post, Dipika.

pushpendra پُشپیندر (@pushpendra4acti) · January 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm

good idea to increase our kinds education label

Kehkasha · January 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Thanks for the info this was so really needed as my baby girl is 16 months I’m sure this will come handy the next time I’m on a toy shopping spree !

    gleefulblogger · January 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you so much, yes please do try these toys.

Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan · January 30, 2018 at 6:33 pm

SkolaS toys are fantastic as they cater to the fun element along with educational aspect. Wooden toys are also better for children.

Sujata Tawde · January 31, 2018 at 10:48 am

I will always remember my toys forever which taught me that sharing multiplies the joys. Skoda toys seem better version of general toys.

pythoroshan · January 31, 2018 at 7:28 pm

Wonderful to see concepts like this put into action.

Geethica · January 31, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Kids actually get bored of their toys. I observed their interest and realized that my son is fond of only toys cars and daughter is fond of only books. This makes easier to buy gifts for them.

drbushran · January 31, 2018 at 11:04 pm

That’s very true that kids connect more to education or learning when we add fun factor by introducing activities like one by SkolaToys

Deepa · January 31, 2018 at 11:11 pm

I have heard a lot about Skola toys and they surely look good. Learning and fun together is the best thing.

Tina Basu · February 1, 2018 at 12:44 am

i love activity toys, kids learn better when they play and learn. My son learnt numbers even before playschool from the lift screen.

Amrita · February 1, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Skola toys is wonderful to develop motor skills and have fun too.Its a good way to trach and have fun

Sharvari · February 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Skola toys is making a huge name in the toys market because they have toys in the learning and development category. They help make learning fun

uttpalkhot · February 1, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Toys do, toys do, mujhe bhi koi ye wale toys do. Thank you for sharing.


Joy · February 28, 2018 at 9:10 am

I didn’t know that educational toys inculcate learning behavior, problem-solving ability, self-assessment, bringing creativity & holistic development. My sister’s son is growing up and he doesn’t like playing with cars anymore. My mom suggested giving him education toys and shared this article with my sister.

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