Keeping the body and mind active for better health is a balancing act for most parents. We all know the importance that early play has on the development of our kids. There are some great toys for preschoolers out there. Choosing great games for the brain is just as important as keeping the kids active and stimulated physically. When a toy combines the two, it’s a win for everybody.
Some kids naturally excel at the physical and some at the mental. It’s so easy to just let the kids focus on only the aspect that comes most naturally to them, but we as parents must try to find a balance between games for the brain and games for the body.
Toys that combine and promote activity, planning, role play, sustained focus and memory development are the best toys for both physical and mental growth.
Here are some of the best and most popular games and toys for preschoolers.
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
This is a wonderful game for preschoolers that can help develop strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor and matching skills. It includes a colorful board that is tree shaped, instruction guide, Squirrel Squeezer, 20 colored acorns, game spinner and four logs. Let your kids enter the forest world and collect acorns to feed their squirrel friends. This is an easy to understand game with no reading required. Great game for social collaboration and it’s easy. Just pick up the matching acorn with your squirrel squeezer and place it on your log. Match the colors and the first person to collect 5 acorns is the winner.Spot it Alphabet
This is a fast paced action game that involves brain to eye association, symbol recognition and learning the ABCs and colors. This is a perfect game for preschoolers to develop visual perception skills, attention to detail, matching skills and fine motor movement. This is a game that rewards achievement and will help your kids visually and verbally identify letters and colors. It comes with a rule book that also includes advanced play as your children become better they will be able to learn more things such as alphabetic order and spelling.Little Treasures Falling Monkeys challenging monkeys tumble game for preschoolers
Falling monkeys is a challenging and colorful game that gets your preschoolers hanging monkeys on colorful sticks that are inserted into a coconut tree. Develops the mind as well as helping to develop excellent motor skills. This is a challenging game that includes dice for number learning and it’s great fun for role play and the benefit of developing excellent balance and coordination skills. Fun, colorful pretend play with monkeys, what else can we say. Kids love it and it will keep them having family fun for hours.Peaceable Kingdom Feed the Woozle Award Winning Preschool Skills Builder Game
Kids work together in this game. This is an award winner and very popular game for 3 to 6 year olds and can be played with 2 to 5 players. Your kids will have learn fine and gross motor skills along with counting and social development skills, all with no reading required. Your kids learn to cooperate as they work together to feed the hungry big-mouth Woozle. Using a spoon they will try to feed the Woozle 12 sill snacks. This is a game that can grow with your kids as it has three play levels.Hungry Hungry Hippos
No childhood is complete without the Hungry Hungry Hippos Classic Game For Kids. This is a game that can be played with 2 to 4 players and is designed for ages 4 years and older. Get your hippo to chomp the most marbles. Always a good time and it’s great for fun social interaction between family and friends. Comes with everything you’ll need for a chompin good time; 4 hippo heads and bodies, 20 colorful marbles, 4 marble launchers, a label sheet and instructions to get the fun started. This is the classic go to game for colorful and energetic fun for kids.