The children I have worked with have embraced the products shown below. These are purposeful additions to any home environment and make wonderful gifts. They are available through affiliate sites at no additional cost to you. I will continue to add items to The Prepared Nest Shop that I believe best foster the learning development of children.
Well made and tuned, this xylophone will please and be played by all ages. Children are naturally drawn to music and musical instruments. Musical instruments offers a sensory experience which stimulates the brain while building the child’s small and large motor skills. (Note: Xylophone mallets in use should be supervised under three years of age.)
Award winning wood rattle and teether toy squishes and returns to its original shape. It’s made from renewable rubber wood and has a non-toxic water based finish. Available in several finishes: Classic, Natural, and Artful
Edushape Fruits Puzzle
Lovely realistic images and large knobs for small hands to grasp make this a perfect addition to our puzzle collection. Without question, it has been a favorite activity.
Puzzle play can help children develop their eye-hand coordination, fine motor, problem solving, visual discrimination and overall critical thinking skills. This puzzle contains 120 colorful wooden tiles in six different shapes and 10 design templates. The child can match colors and shapes to create mosaic designs or create his/her own patterns. It’s always wonderful to find puzzles that are beautiful, engaging and provide open-ended fun!