*Please note that some of the functions of this product are the same as those of Crocobloco, so we have used the same pictures.
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:All children learn to hug. CrocoBloco is made from high quality materials. It is soft and comfortable, great for kids to hug. Hugging builds a sense of security and teaches them to care for others.
Method:Use CrocoBloco to make different sounds, (crinkle, squeakers, etc) to attract your child's attention. Move the sounds around and observe if your child's gaze follows the sounds. This trains your child's hearing skill and attention.
Method:Encourage and help your child to touch and feel the different textures and materials that make up CrocoBloco.
Objective:Play while sitting
Method:As CrocoBloco is made up of 4 movable blocks, parents can use it to circle around your baby when they are in a sitting position. Let them enjoy the activities while they are learning to sit steadily.
Objective:Fine motor skills
Method:Encourage children to squeeze and touch CrocoBloco (with both their right and left hands) to make squeaking and crinkling sounds.
Objective:Gross motor skills
Method:Encourage children to pull and shake different parts of CrocoBloco (with both their right and left hands).
Pull the butterfly. This trains fine and gross motor skills.
Pull the ball. This trains fine and gross motor skills.
Take the baby crocodile out from the pocket and then place it back in. This trains eye-hand coordination.
Objective:Recognizing body parts
Method:Use the crocodile as a teaching aid to teach children to recognize animal body parts such as the head, eyes, nostrils, front legs, hind legs and tail.
Objective:Pointing out body parts
Method:Children should point to the body part (of Crocobloco) that the parent says out loud. Some body parts that can be taught: head, eyes, nostrils, front legs, hind legs and tail.
Objective:Developing self awareness
Method:Children can look at themselves in the mirror. This helps develop their self awareness. Parents can also place their child's photo or a family member's photo in the clear pocket. This helps the child recognize faces.
Recognize family member.
Method:Teach children to identify colors using the colors on CrocoBloco's body.
Method:The blocks that make up CrocoBloco's body are soft and easy to grab. Encourage children to throw the blocks and to train their arm muscles.
Method:Teach children to identify the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the blocks.
Method:Teach children to identify the letters A, B and C.
Objective:Concepts of inside and outside
Method:Teach children the concepts of inside and outside by encouraging them to place the baby crocodile inside and outside of the pocket.
Method:Encourage your child to stack the blocks one on top of the other. This helps develop her spatial concepts and trains her observation skill.
Method:Use the ball and the big button attached to CrocoBloco's head to train your child's buttoning and eye-hand coordination skills.
Objective:Throwing and catching
Method:The blocks that make up CrocoBloco's body are soft and easy to grab. Use the blocks to play catch with your child and to train her catching skills.
Method:The ball at the back of CrocoBloco's head and the butterfly in his mouth are linked. Parents can pull the ball while the child tries to catch the butterfly. This trains the child's reaction.
Objective:Assembling crocodiles of different lengths
Method:Children can recreate the crocodile shown in the following diagrams, starting from the simple combinations and progressing to the complex ones. It teaches child the concepts of "long" and "short".
Objective:Look and find
Method:Let children find which part of CrocoBloco the following photos depict:
Objective:Coordination and reaction
Method:Children can “wear” the four blocks on their limbs by slipping their arm/leg through the hole in the middle. As parents call out a color or number, the child has to raise the corresponding arm or leg. Parents can start with something easy such as a single number or color, then progress to two colors or numbers, or a combination of both. This trains your child's reactions and the coordination of her limbs.
We sincerely hope that the guidelines provided by our K's Kids Parents' Support Center will help you make the most of your K's Kids product. We hope that every child with a K's Kids product will benefit from playing and learning from it.
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