Exploring The World Of Dinosaurs: The Best Toys, Book For Your Dinosaur-Obsessed Childby SmartParenting Staff .
Who doesn't love dinosaurs? We're sure that at some point in their lives, your children will become dino enthusiasts. And we say, a dinosaur obsession may actually be a good thing.
Being captivated by a "conceptual" subject such as dinosaurs has been associated with improved attention spans, enhanced information processing skills at more profound levels, and heightened knowledge and perseverance. This insight stems from a study conducted in 2008 by experts from the University of Wisconsin and Indiana University.
Children's learning experiences regarding dinosaurs extend beyond mere rote memorization of facts; they involve inquisitive questioning, grasping novel concepts, and avid reading to broaden their understanding.
As parents, you may ask: how do we support this interest? Well, you should engage in more activities that involve dinosaurs - from crafting to pretend play, to letting the extinct creatures provide comfort to our babies. There's a treasure trove of dinosaur-themed products designed to captivate and educate your young explorer.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Best toys, book recommendations for your dino-obsessed child
1. Dino Action Figures: Let Kids Reimagine The Past (P365.00)
Imagine your child's delight when they hold a lifelike dinosaur action figure in their hands. These toys come in various species, sizes, and materials, making them perfect for both younger and older children. They encourage imaginative play as your little one reenacts epic dino adventures in the comfort of your home.CONTINUE READING BELOWwatch now
We recommend this Toys R Us PVC Dinosaur set: It comes in a pack of six 3-inch dinosaurs and is recommended for children 3 years and above.
2. Dinosaur Play Dough Sets: Creativity Unleashed (P99.00)
For hands-on fun that combines creativity and learning, consider dinosaur-themed playdough sets. This P99 pocket-size dough and mold allow your child to sculpt their very own prehistoric creatures, even while on the go. It's a fantastic way to enhance fine motor skills while sparking their imagination.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
3. Dino Jigsaw Puzzles: Building Problem-Solving Skills (P479.00)
Jigsaw puzzles featuring dinosaurs are fantastic for developing problem-solving skills in young children. Choose puzzles with large, sturdy pieces that are easy for little hands to grasp. Your child will love piecing together a magnificent dinosaur scene. This magnetic dinosaur puzzle set from Joan Miro is a good investment. Priced under P500, you can be assured there will be no missing puzzle parts again!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
4. Dino Mats for Safe Play (P95.00)
Transform playtime into a thrilling adventure with a dinosaur play mat. If your baby is still crawling or learning to walk, engage them with these dinosaur-themed playmats. Motivate them to reach for the puzzle pieces of the enormous creatures that once roamed the earth.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
5. Dino Building Blocks: Building Skills and Dinosaurs (P1,299.00)
Building blocks are timeless toys that promote cognitive development and creativity. Opt for sets that include dinosaur-themed blocks, encouraging your child to construct their Jurassic Park. It's a fantastic way for them to learn about balance, structure, and spatial awareness. This Dinosaur Nursery Duplo set is best for your toddler's tiny hands.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Kids 6 years and above will, meanwhile, be entertained by this transforming cube, priced at P266.00 only!
6. Dino Projector: Best for Bedtime Bonding (P245.00)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Make learning fun and easy for both parents and kids. This Dino Projector that costs only P245 is an interactive way to learn for children, without the added screen time. This small projector is the perfect pre-bedtime bonding; kids will surely request lights out!
7. Dino Plushie as Your Bedtime +1 (P329.00)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Looking for the perfect cuddly companion for your little dinosaur enthusiast? Dinosaur plushies are the answer! This adorable and huggable stuffed dinosaur is not only soft and comforting but also provides endless hours of imaginative play. Whether your child wants to embark on prehistoric adventures or simply snuggle up with a dino friend at bedtime, this Blue Magic dino plushie makes for a fantastic companion.
8. Dino Science Kits: Exploring Fossils and More (starts at P285.00)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
For budding paleontologists, dinosaur science kits offer a hands-on exploration of the dino world. This kit often includes excavation tools, fossils, and informative guides. Your child can uncover fossils and learn about the fascinating history of these ancient creatures.
Need plenty for your dino-themed party or just want a daily excavation exercise? This 12-pack excavation kit will provide fun for kids 3 and above.
9. Dino-themed Tinkering: Build and Screw (P98.00)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Improve your child's pincer grip, concentration, and gross motor function with this dino-themed build and screw. Let them disassemble, mix and match, or rebuild these dinosaur toys. The best part? It's only P98!
10. Dino Combined with Vehicles (P385.00)
Kids under 3 are usually piqued by vehicles or moving objects. Combine vehicle interest with dino fun in this Truck Toy vehicle, priced at P385. It features a dinosaur head and a truck for its body, which could also house small dinosaur figures!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
11. Learn With The Experts: Get This Book (P837.00)
If you're looking to spark your child's fascination with dinosaurs, the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (Hardcover) by Catherine D. Hughes is a must-have addition to your library. This beautifully illustrated book takes young explorers on an incredible journey through the world of dinosaurs, introducing them to these magnificent creatures in an engaging and educational way. With full-sized illustrations and easy-to-understand text, it's the perfect resource to nurture your child's curiosity about the prehistoric world."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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