There are soooo many toys available at Toy Kingdom. Honestly, it’s overwhelming.
I used to walk around the store for at least half an hour trying to figure out what to purchase for birthdays.
I never bothered to research toys for my daughter until this campaign. Now that I have educated myself more about occupational therapy and OT toys – I would be able to walk in the store and know exactly what to get for my kids within minutes. I’m hoping this post will help many moms understand OT toys and the amazing range available.
Why are educational toys important?
According to registered Occupational therapist Dana Katz, educational toys, especially those that support fine motor, visual perceptual, planning and problem-solving skills can help to develop more refined, higher level learning skills. Read more here.
Small and gentle Fish are swimming lazily in the middle of the sea. All of a sudden, the Fish see a Shark ready to grab them. They move quickly, but so does the Shark….Have fun in this game of quick reflexes. The Shark will try to grab as many Fish as possible and the Fish have to save themselves.
2. Sort in the Box
Sort-in-the box is a learning centre that teaches sorting and classification skills. It consists of a 4 compartment sorting box. It has 60 object tiles to sort by characteristics across 12 sub-categories and 3 main categories- Animals, Shapes and Visual features.
3. Spell Cat
Spell Cat is an interactive activity centre for learning spellings in a multi-sensory way. Let the child choose a spelling picture word card and place the letter tiles in the correct sequence in the spelling tray. Study the word again and close the doors. Then write out the word on the chalkboard from memory. To check whether the spelt word is correct, lift the doors and match the letter tiles to the handwritten word.
4. Monkey Expressions
This lovable puzzle helps children identify and express emotions-happy, sad, angry, surprise and fear. A discovery tool with a twist that helps children show what they are feeling and understand why.
5. Grammar Wise
A super fun way to learn grammar colourfully. Grammar Wise reinforces knowledge of nouns, verbs, adjectives and pronouns in a fun, colourful way. Have fun matching words and parts of speech and be the first to get rid of all your tokens.
6. Why Connect
Put your thinking caps on and you have a reason to play! A highly addictive reasoning game that is not bound by a board and can be played anywhere on a flat surface. Score points by connecting picture tiles, that are related or go together.
7. Pirates Game Hide & Seek
8. Colour Code Game
Choose a challenge. Pick the tiles you need and stack them up, one by one, in the tile display holder. Colour/Finish: Colour Code game. Check out how quickly you find a colourful challenge on your hands.
9. Quadrillion Game
Helps think skills and strategy.
11. Penguins on Ice
12. SMARTMAX Start (23PCE)
13. Three Little Pigs
Three Little Piggies is a perfect brain game for young children. It features 3 big puzzle pieces that are easy to hold, and kids will be intrigued by the way the pigs fit inside the houses and look through the windows.
14. SMARTMAX Extension Set –
Start Plus (30 PCE)
15. SMARTMAX – Power Vehicles Mix
With this extensive set you can compose a total fleet! Build a bulldozer, a fire truck, a forklift, a tow truck, a pick-up truck or a van! The cockpits, cabins, scoops, wheels and other attachments can be easily clicked onto the bars. All parts can be combined with all existing SMARTMAX® sets. Together with the bars and metal balls, you can create an endless range of possibilities.
Magnetic Discovery – from a very young age! Park your car, or let it roll down the ramp.
17. ZOOB 125 (4 per Carton)
18. ZOOB 75 (6 per Carton)
Ready, Set, Build! The ZOOB 75 piece building set comes with everything you need for hours of creative building and interactive play. Everything is included to build 27 different creations including a spaceship, robot, scorpion, helicopter, and even a “space bird” and “dino bunny”. Then create your own designs.
19. ZOOB 55 (6 per Carton)
Unlimited creative building with the ZOOB 55 Piece Building Kit. Everything is included to build the “ZOOB raptor”, Wiley Hopper”, chopper, robot, and much more. Build the Zoobamator – it’s a star ship which transforms into a hawk and robot! Use our instruction guides or make your own creations.
20. ZOOB Junior 15 PCE
There are four question categories: Who am I? Where am I? What am I? and Hard Ass! The 500 questions are formulated into lots of clues. The clues get easy as the question is being read out, but don’t wait too long to answer, as the first person to yell out the right answer, wins the round and moves closer to the Smart Ass. If you yell out the wrong answer, then you are out of that round and have to wait ’till the next question is asked.
For more information about the range visit the website: www.toykingdom.co.za or connect with the brand on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/toykingdomshop. Toys are available at Toy Kingdom stores nationwide.
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