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Children learn, process and retain information in a variety of different learning styles-visual, tactile, auditory, etc. Toys allow children to learn though meaningful hands-on experiences, As children play, their strengths and preferences come to the forefront and preferred learning styles are understood. Child Development icons are used throughout the PlanToys Website to help caregivers understand which products are the best fir for their child.

Physical Development

auditoryAuditory
One of the traditional five senses. It is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations via an organ such as the ear Affects in so many areas of life: Speaking, listening, thinking, and learning Good hearing skill influences how easily children learn and develop other skills

 

co-ordinationCoordination
Coordinated controlling of eye movement with hand movement, and the processing of visual input to guide reaching and grasping. A way of performing daily life tasks such as writing, feeding, and picking up a book from a table

 

fine-motorFine Motor
Involving a refined use of the small muscles controlling the hand, fingers, and thumb Allowing one to be able to complete tasks such as writing, drawing, and buttoning

 

gross-motorGross Motor

Defined as the movements of the large muscles of the body Important for major body movement such as walking, maintaining balance, coordination, jumping, and reaching Sharing connections with other physical functions.

 

tactileTactile
Perception to the sense of touch.

 

visualVisual
An ability to interpret information from visible light reaching the eyes The resulting perception is also known as eyesight, sight or vision Help children to understand what they see, recognize and identify different qualities that help them judge size, color, shape, spatial relations and other things

 

Emotional & Social Development

emotionEmotion
a child’s increasing awareness and control of their feelings and how they react to these feelings in a given situation

 

imaginationImagination
Imagination is symbolic representation, the use of concepts and images to evoke or represent real-world entities, or the use of one set of real-world entities to evoke others (e.g. as when a child uses a banana as a phone in pretend play)

 

musicalMusical
Gaining a huge amount of pleasure from learning a musical instrument; it can also boost the development of vital skills Learning to play an instrument provides children with a range of skills, many of which are transferable and appropriate to various different situations Helping improve motor skills, as there are special techniques you need to use to master each instrument Children feel part of a group and have a sense of belonging.

socialSocial
Social play are the best mechanisms for progressing through the different social stages Children learn social rules such as, give and take, reciprocity, cooperation, and sharing Children also learn to use moral reasoning to develop a mature sense of values To be prepared to function effectively in the adult world.

 

Intellectual & Language Development

cause-and-effectCause & Effect
Children can understand that their actions directly lead to an outcome or response

 

concentrationConcentration
Involving keeping children mind focused on one thing for a certain amount of time When children pay attention to their toy while they play, they require concentration in order for understanding to take place and information to be extracted.

 

creativeCreative
Play helps each child develop creativity and imagination such as role-play, and imaginative play Creativity also fosters mental growth in children by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving

 

exploreExplore
Stimulating children experience through an unfamiliar area in order to find out what it is like.

 

language-and-communicationLanguage & Communication
Including development of an ability to listen, to understand what is said, and to speak to others The ability to see and understand the use of conversation, written language and to write and read Language is a learned code, or system of rules that enables children to communicate ideas and express wants and needs

 

logicalLogical
The process in which child uses reasoning consistently to come to a conclusion Problems or situations that involve logical thinking call for structure, for relationships between facts, and for chains of reasoning that “make sense.”

 

mathematicalMathematical
Including developing a child’s mental thinking, about mathematics which involves learning about size, color, shapes, balance, number, classify, symmetry, counting, and etc.

 

memoryMEMORY
Learning through focus and attention.
Keeping children focused on toys and activities they are interested in helps lengthen attention spans and promotes memory and recall.

 

problem-solvingProblem Solving
Providing the opportunities for trying out new ideas, new ways of thinking, and try to solve a problem or obstacle

 

Adaptive Toys

pre-braillePRE BRAILLE
Language felt by fingertips represented in patterns of raised dots.
Pre-Braille skills include the tactile exploration and discrimination of tactilely interesting toys and other objects and materials before learning the Braille cell system.

 

sign-languageSIGN LANGUAGE
Communication through visual gestures and signs.
Facial expressions and body posture used with hand signs allow visual versus auditory communication.