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    Cognitive Skills

    Toys for Cognitive Skills: Brain-boosting play sets that reinforce early-learning concepts and processing skills to promote mental dexterity, problem-solving skills, and school readiness.

    The cognitive skills formed in childhood are the building blocks of lifelong learning. Including concepts (such as color, shape, and size) as well as thought processes (such as counting, sequencing, and following directions), cognitive skills help prepare children for later success in problem-solving, reading, and math. And this important mental skill set benefits more than schoolwork: A solid foundation of cognitive skills helps kids navigate everyday tasks with confidence. How can you help? Play smart! Nurture cognitive abilities in an enjoyable way with skill-building games and toys. (Offer a variety of them to enhance learning even more!) Here are some of our favorite ways to play and learn.

    Skill-Building Tips:
    Develop cognitive skills by integrating these at-home exercises into your everyday routine:
    1. Practice sorting skills when asking children to help divide the laundry into piles of darks, whites, and towels. When the laundry is done, they can reinforce their matching skills by pairing up the socks!
    2. Practice counting and recording data by asking children to count the numbers of windows or doorknobs in your house. They can compare their findings to a friend's house or Grandma and Grandpa's when visiting. Encourage children to make a chart or table displaying their findings.
    3. Have children practice their fraction skills in the kitchen by doubling a recipe or cutting one in half! Children can also learn about different measurement terms, such as cup, quart, liter, and gallon, when preparing a tasty treat like lemonade.

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    See & Spell Learning Toy Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks Pattern Blocks and Boards Classic Toy
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