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Toy Recommendation Guide 2013

21 Oct

Here it is… The ultimate toy recommendation list… Now if only I could afford 1 of each of them…

Check it out:

http://intelligentnest.com/2013/10/20/the-toy-recommendation-guide-2013/

Toy Tuesday: Halloween Fun!

8 Oct

Saw this at Pier 1 and had to get it! So cute and very fun for learning complex rotation! Takes moderate strength and good pincer skills to twist! They had a bunch on them, a witch, mummy, and skeleton. I thought the pumpkin was cute because he had a tactile component to him as well. Hope the kids love him!

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Toy Tuesday: Hangman

16 Jul

I’m back! It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post… my world has been a little crazy lately! I’m back in action this week, featuring the Melissa and Doug Hangman game! How cute is this?! The letters are pretty resistive, working on finger strength when turning them over. Great game for letter sequencing, spelling and writing simple words, making handwriting fun, and body awareness. Love the size and the ease of storage. It’s compact and easy to carry around. What other fun ways have you used hangman for?

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Toy Tuesday: Magnet Maze

24 Apr

How cute is this! Great to use while on a swing, on a balance board, or just sitting at a table. Great for teaching correct grasp as well!

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Toy Tuesday: Pig Popper

12 Mar

How cute is this little guy?!?! And he was name one of the best toys for 2012! I’ve seen variations of him, including a bear with an orange ball, bass fish with red/white ball, and dog with yellow ball. I found this one at Hobby Lobby, but have also seen them at Cracker Barrel. In all places I’ve seen him, he’s always been under $10! Great for hand strengthening, eye hand coordination, and more. And so many fun things to use him for! You can put a target on the wall and have the kids try to hit it, use a straw to have the child suck the ball onto the straw and then blow a ball as far as he can (good for breath control, oral skills, and convergence/divergence of eyes, etc), have the child wheelbarrow walk, crab walk, somersault, etc to pick up all of the balls, the ideas go on and on!!

And of course, he needs a name…Peter the pig? Pops the pig? Perky the pig??

Enjoy!

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Toy Tuesday: Rolling Monkey

15 Jan

Love these toys! So fun to play with, especially on a swing! Thanks again, Mardel!

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Toy Tuesday: Frog Tongs

8 Jan

Aren’t these awesome?! Mardel always has wonderful therapy tools, but these win the award for this week! Even under $5!

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