Toys that Teach, Entertain and Give Kids Exercise

December 15, 2012

We are asked, “Are there any toys that can simultaneously help teach my kids and also give them physical exercise at the same time?”

Educational games that have physical components are well grounded in multi-sensory learning theory, which suggests that as more relevant dimensions (sight, hearing, tactile, physical involvement) are added to a learning experience the higher the retention of details and the understanding of the material will be.

When a learning experience can be brought to life with a game there is another dimension (fun) that is also introduced. Games like the Number Ring Toss from TAG Toys is an exciting activity that can help teach kids about basic numbers, and help them develop skills with numbers, counting and basic math.

TAG Toys Number Ring Toss

Number Ring Toss from TAG Toys

Ring toss number games are played by adding or subtracting numbers won by tossing the ring over different pegs, and activities like this are easy so everyone in the family can participate. Variations on the game like can be created that allow parents to introduce kids to different mathematical concepts like multiplication and division which can be introduced during ring-toss games as bonus rounds or penalty throws.

TAG Toys is an eco-friendly family-run business making educational Toys for children in the USA. If you are looking for a gifts for babies, toddlers or children TAG Toys has great toys for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Birthdays. Please visit www.TAGToys.com

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Educational Toys that Teach Kids Numbers and Counting

December 14, 2012

We are asked, “What kind of toys do you have that teach children about counting?”

It is really never too early to start teaching children about numbers, counting and even simple math. From the earliest days, parents can make a routine out of counting just about anything from steps and stairs, to the number of grapes sitting in the high-chair tray, and of course fingers and toes. Numbers can be pointed out on clocks and when reading books together.

For toddlers numbers are often a centerpiece of the toys they play with too, and toys like Watch Me Count! Number Puzzle, the TAG Toys Numbers Template and Traceable Numbers all have numbers as the central component of the toy.

TAG Toys Tumble Count Pegs

Tumble Count Pegs from TAG Toys

For teaching children about counting (versus just learning to recognize the design of numerals), there are toys like the TAG Toys Tumble Down Counting Pegs. This basic counting skills toy is a multi-sensory tool that helps teach counting through a visual, tactile and auditory combination. This type of cognitive development technique is a well established learning method where more than one sense is stimulated to help create cross-brain fitness.

Youngsters playing with the tumble down toy read the numbers on the cards and count while inserting the pegs into the slots. When they pull the handle, the pegs come tumbling down and are provided with an immediate reward that helps reinforce the lesson of learning about numbers, quantity and counting.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly family-run business making educational Toys in the USA. If you are looking for gifts for girls or boys TAG Toys has great toys for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Birthdays. Please visit www.TAGToys.com

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The All-Time Best Toys for Kindergarteners

December 1, 2012

A reporter asks, “What are the all time Best Toys for Kindergarteners?”

For nearly thirty years, TAG Toys has been making educational gifts in the USA, for kids of all ages, and we are happy to share three of our all-time best selling toys from our collection with you. We hope you will find something interesting from our collection to include in your Gift Guide for Kindergarteners.

I Can Spell Activity Set for Kindegartners

I Can Spell Alphabet Puzzle from TAG Toys

Kindergarten Alphabet Puzzle: The TAG Toys, I Can Spell! Alphabet Puzzle is an All-American Classic puzzle that helps youngsters identify and connect letters into words. The puzzle activity center introduces children to spelling simple words and presents the alphabetical order of letters in a fun and colorful display. A great educational toy for any child.

Kindergarten Math Skills Puzzle: The TAG Toys Math Skills Number Puzzle is a math skills learning center with a number puzzle, 20 counting beads, reversible chalkboard/writing board, and a connect-a-dot stencil that helps youngsters gain confidence with numbers.  This popular puzzle helps children learn to recognize, name and write numbers, count in sequence and practice solving simple addition and subtraction problems.

Personal Puzzles for Kindergartners: Put a smile on the face of a youngster who is learning to read and spell with a Personalized Name Puzzle from TAG Toys. This full size colorful name puzzle helps youngsters learn how to read and spell their name and becomes a lifelong keepsake that appreciates in value as a child gets older. Name puzzles are available in first name, or first and last name combinations.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly, family business that proudly hand crafts hundreds of educational toys in the USA, including puzzles for toddlers and toys for kindergarteners. Please visit http://www.TAGToys.com

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Math Toys are an Educational Gift for Kids

November 9, 2012

We are told, and then asked,  “You have too many toys, can you tell me what would be a great gift for a four-year old?”

Parents who are looking to really give their youngsters a head start for school can start helping them learn about and appreciate numbers as early as possible. The TAG Toys Math Skills Puzzle is a great tool that helps children make the transition over from simple shapes and color puzzles into something that will benefit them for years to come.

TAG Toys Math Skills Puzzle

Math Skills Puzzle from TAG Toys

The TAG Toys Math Skills Number Puzzle is a math readiness skill combination learning center with a number puzzle, 20 counting beads, a reversible chalkboard, and a connect-the-dot stencil that helps introduce children to  real numbers.

This popular educational puzzle helps children learn to recognize, name and write numbers, and parents can use this to help their child learn to count in sequence and practice solving simple addition and subtraction problems. The TAG Toys Math Skills Number Puzzle is available at specialty children’s toy stores and boutiques nationwide as well as at TAGToys.com

TAG Toys is a family company making hand crafted Toys in the USA such as baby blocks, educational toys for infants, and sorting toys for kids. Please visit www.TAGToys.com


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