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Toys that Help Children Develop Spatial, Creative and Social Skills

We recently read this newsletter article from the Child Development Institute which beautifully articulates the wonderful developmental benefits of toys. An article published by the Association of Psychological Science in January 2015 found that children who play frequently with puzzles, construction, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability.  They studied the play behavior of 847 children ages 4–7 from a nation-wide sample covering all socioeconomic groups, and used scores from a psychological test of cognitive functions.  Past studies have also found similar benefit for older children and teens. Spatial ability is the capacity to understand and remember the spatial relations among objects.  Visual-spatial… Read More »

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