Magna-Tiles for Hand-eye Coordination, Problem Solving, Sensory Issues and Motor Planning
This article discusses how Magna Tiles help children with hand-eye coordination, sensory issues and other learning aspects. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.
When children come to our center, parents often ask what types of educational toys they can provide their children at home to further their learning development. We have so many wonderful toys that can help kids learn in many different ways, it is hard to pick just one, but our favorites always include some type of learning aspect. The toys we recommend and like the most are those that provide multiple ways for children to learn. Any toys or items that allow your child to perform at a higher level is critical for brain development and helps them become better students in the classroom.
Magna Tiles for Learning
Magna-Tiles are by far one of our favorite items at our center for students to learn and perform better. More importantly, the kids love them and sometimes spend hours playing with them when they come to see us. Magna Tiles provide kids with all types of learning benefits from critical thinking and problem solving to improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Magna Tiles are very colorful and have magnets along their edges, which allow children to build any types of structures they want (homes, castles, cars, flowers, shapes). For younger children, this encourages them to learn their colors, allows them to sort by shape and color (used for math skills), helps them recognize shapes and understand sizes. As children get older, Magna Tiles will improve your child’s critical thinking skills, problem solving, imaginative play and creativity.
Children struggling with sensory issues, attention and focus, motor planning, spatial awareness and fine motor skills greatly benefit from Magna Tiles. For children struggling with sensory issues, Magna Tiles can be a good activity for calming sensory overload and helps them with tactile defensiveness. In addition, your child has to manipulate the tiles with their hands and fingers, which is great for building their fine motor skills for handwriting and pencil grip. Wen your child builds tall structures it also prepares them for reading and tracking words on a page as they must use hand-eye coordination to construct buildings and towers.
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