There are a number of mind development games and activities that helpin developing a child’s thinking, all the while keeping them entertained and their brain stimulated!
A Child’s play is an important part of child’s brain development. From the time they are born, they are constantly learning from everything they see and hear.When your little one reaches out to you to get the soft toy, they are learning.
They just learned that they can stretch their arm out to touch the toy and have it.Learning and development are constantly happening in early childhood years,but it’s our duty to enable that learning and development with positive reinforcements.
Here are some ways To Stimulate Child’s Brain Activity:
- Communicate With The Child
- Introduce Books, Storytelling And Narrating Events
- Ask Questions To Stimulate Thinking Process
- Let Your Kids Explore – Smell, Touch, Feel, Taste
- Building Event Memory, Associating Things & Situations
Below are some fun activities for your little one’s brain boosting! Check out the last 5 to find special EF (Executive Function) skillsboosting activities!
- Blocks – Build it up!
Building blocks have been the most basic brain games for the little ones since the beginning of time and have remained a constant in the ‘toy-sphere’ — and there’s a good reason why.
How To Play:
Expose your child to building blocks of different colours and sizes — and that’s it! Let your little one explore the blocks and let their imagination run wild.
Through this activity all aspects of your child’s development are exposed including shape/colour creativity, recognition, spatial awareness and so much more.
- Tease their Brain With Puzzles!
Puzzles can be really fun for everyone! They are a great way to develop you’re your little ones spatial perception, problem-solving, coordination, cognitive skills and fine motor skills—puzzles prove to be awesome games for brain development.
There are a number of puzzles to choose from:
Board puzzles and Tangrams for younger children, and older children (and adults) can indulge in Sudoku, Scrabble, crosswords, logic puzzles and even Rubik’s cubes! At any age, puzzles are sure-fire brainteasers!
- Stacking and NestingToys – How high can you stack?
The motion of stacking and nesting can help your little one’s fine motor, spatial and visual perception, sequencing, pre-math skills, balance and coordination. Don’t be fooled by the deceivingsimplicity of these toys. They are crucial to early learning development for the little ones.Nesting toys, pack a punch as great brain boosters for toddlers.
Start off with some basic ring stacking toys and upgrade to more complex stacking toys which can include textures, prints or sizes helping your little one to learn more.
- Pretend Play Kits
Pretend play is a great time to put out some open-ended questions to your child and is a great brain development activity. Pretend play,role play or make-believe plays a critical role in a child’s cognitive and social development. It helps develop a child’s language skills, social and emotional skills, nurtures their imagination and improves understanding of the world around them.
DIY idea for pretend play: Create a ‘market’ area by repurposing some old shelves, useupcycle cardboard boxes to create washing machines, houses, forts, stove top, anything that your child fancies. Don’t forget, it’s all pretend — so anything’s possible!
So, the next time your child says they’re bored— just try the above-mentioned activities and tell us which ones you loved the most. Don’t forget to share your experiences and suggestions about other fun brain games for your little that we might’ve missed.
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