This velcro-action fish pond comes with a squeaky fishing rod and 10 sea creatures of different sizes, colors and shapes. Children will love fishing and counting, and then flipping the pond inside out for shape matching and a mirror! 1,2,3,4....100 little fish swimming in the pond. Before you know it, your child will be counting to 100!
The fundamental senses of seeing, tasting, hearing, smelling & feeling encourage a child's curiosity and activate his mind to discover the things around his world.
Toys with strong stimuli in this category are tremendously important for the early stages of child development.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills are those smaller actions like picking things up between the thumb and finger or using the toes to wriggle or the lips and tongue to taste and feel objects.
Gross Motor Skills
Gross motor skills are larger movements involving the arm, leg, or feet muscles or the entire body - toys that enhance kicking, crawling, running, and jumping are meant to train a child's gross motor skills.
Logical training enables babies to make connections between pieces of information. Toys like puzzles and building blocks can strengthen a child's intelligence of logic, sequence, conceptualization, reasoning and problem solving.
Creativity is fostered in the early stages of a child's development. Colors, shapes, learning how to draw, getting familiar with music and rhythm, all goes to aid the growth of a child's creativity.
Linguistic Intelligence is the ability to use sound and language to express himself and to understand other people while a child grows up. Toys that enhance sensitivity to the meaning of words, sounds, rhythms and inflections are good for linguistic development.
A healthy child should be able to control and express his emotion. Feeling being loved and protected develops his sense of security. Toys that can become a child's pal and help him express emotion are very important for a child to learn how to interact effectively with others with mutual trust.
Communication Skills is the ability to interact appropriately with others. Good communication skills lead a child to perform cooperative tasks and become productive team members.
Self-Esteem is an overall sense of achievement a child feels from the important people around him, particularly parents and peers. When a child can complete the task offered by a toy, he feels good of himself. It helps build up a stronger self-esteem with a better judgment about his own worth.
*These are recommendations made under normal circumstances. Parents can determine which activities are most suitable depending on the progress of individual children.
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Method:Squeeze the fishing rod to make squeaking sounds and to attract your child's attention. Move the sounds around and observe if your child's gaze follows the sounds. This trains her listening skills and attention.
Objective:Grasping fine motor skills training
Method:Encourage children to grasp the sea creatures of different sizes (with both their right and left hands). Children can also squeeze the fishing rod to train their fine motor skills.
Method:Fish and Count is made from different materials like plastic, felt and cotton fabrics. Encourage your child to touch and feel the hard, soft, smooth and coarse textures.
Objective:Developing self awareness
Method:Encourage your child to observe and recognize her own image in the mirror. This builds up her self image.
Objective:Learning the names of animals
Method:Use the soft fabric animals to teach children animals such as starfish, octopus, crab, fish and worm.
Method:Teach children to recognize colors using the colorful sea creatures.
Method:Teach children to identify shapes using the shaped sea creatures.
Method:Teach children to identify the numbers 1-10 using the numbered sea creatures.
Objective:Learning about size
Method:Teach children the concepts of “big” and “small” using the big and small sea creatures.
Objective:Shape matching 1
Method:There are 10 sea creatures of 5 different shapes. For each shape, there is one big and one small one. Encourage your child to match the same shaped ones, separating the sea creatures into 5 groups.
Objective:Shape matching 2
Method:The shaped outline of the sea creatures are printed on the mirror side of the aquarium. Encourage your child to match the soft sea creature to the correct shape.
Objective:Counting and matching
Method:On the dark blue side of the aquarium, there are a number of sea creatures printed in each shape. Encourage your child to count the sea creatures in each shape, then match it with the correct number embroidered on the soft fabric sea creatures.
Objective:Flipping fine motor skills training
Method:There is printing on both sides of the aquarium. Children can practice flipping it both ways. This trains their fine motor skills to prepare them for dressing themselves.
Objective:Learning to count to 100
Method:Encourage your child to count the 100 little fish on the side of the aquarium.
Objective:Pointing out numbers
Method:Say a number from 1 to 100 and encourage your child to find that number on the side of the aquarium.
Objective:Odd and even numbers
Method:Teach children about odd and even numbers using the 100 little fish printed on the outside of the aquarium. All the pink fish are odd numbers and the orange fish are even numbers.
Objective:Fishing game – balance training
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium and use the fishing rod to fish them out. This trains children's balance.
Objective:Fishing game – learning colors
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium. Call out a color and encourage your child to fish for a sea creature of that color.
Objective:Fishing game – learning shapes
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium. Call out a shape and encourage your child to fish for a sea creature of that shape.
Objective:Fishing game – learning names of sea creatures
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium. Call out the names of sea creatures and encourage your child to fish for those specific ones.
Objective:Fishing – counting from 1 to 10
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium. Encourage your child to fish for the sea creatures from 1 to 10 in the correct order.
Objective:Fishing game – odd and even numbers
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium. Call out “odd” or “even” and encourage your child to fish for a sea creature with an odd or even number on it.
Objective:Fishing game – addition 1
Method:Encourage your child to fish sea creatures out from the aquarium. Ask her to add up the numbers on the back of the creatures, and then point to the correct number answer on the side of the aquarium. Your child can start with adding two numbers, then continue up to 5 or 6 to increase the difficulty.
Objective:Fishing game – addition 2
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium with the numbers facing up. Ask your child simple addition problems like: What is 3 + 4? Which two fish add up to 10? Which three fish add up to 12? Then encourage your child to fish the answers out.
Objective:Fishing game – learning the order of numbers
Method:Place all the sea creatures in the aquarium with the numbers facing up. Ask your child simple problems like: What number comes after 4? What number comes before 8? Which numbers are between 2 and 5? Then encourage your child to fish the answers out.
Objective:Fishing game – for points
Method:If you have two players, you can take turns fishing. Children can play against children or against adults. At the end, flip your fish over to see how many points you get for each fish. Add up the points to see who wins.
Objective:Recognizing shapes by touch
Method:Pace all the sea creatures under the aquarium. Name a sea creature or shape. Then encourage your child to put her hand under the aquarium to find the creature by touch only.
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