There's pretty good perks to being a little kid, namely that
learning is fun. And, since apathy doesn't kick in until at least
junior high, why not take advantage of that wee sense of wonder
with an array of educational games disguised as super cool toys
They specialize in hands-on resources made for educators, but
there's no reason why the teaching can't continue at home,
particularly when there's a whole line of aptly named Smart Snacks
with everything from simulated trail mix to cookies to cupcakes to
ice cream to help little learners understand new concepts via
lacing, sorting, counting and identifying colors.
Sharing and imaginative play make their Pretend & Play
series like the Doctors Kit and Bakery set ideal for sharpening
socio-behavorial skills, and a great majority of the games and sets
focus on spatial, motor and occupational functions that make for
great therapeutic aids for children with special needs.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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