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STEM Toys for Kids Sorted by Age

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STEM Toys for Kids Sorted by Age

Parents and teachers have been whispering for years, and finally developmental science backs it up: children learn better when having fun. STEM toys, teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, accomplish just that: challenging kids to figure out how things work in an engaging and stress-free environment. Rather than sleepily listening to a teacher all day, kids are out of their seats building hypotheses and testing theories, engaging with complex concepts in new ways that move miles past rote memorization and into making new discoveries. STEM toys are designed to provide age-appropriate challenges for kids to overcome, catering to kids’ unique...

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Social-Emotional Toys

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Social-Emotional Toys

Launching Success firmly believes in play as a means of helping to create well-rounded and happy kids. Educational toys are what we are all about and toys for emotional development are an important part of that. Social-emotional toys are designed to facilitate social-emotional learning through play, encouraging children to engage with imaginary situations with a thoughtful approach. Social-Emotional Learning: Play With a Purpose From a kid’s perspective, toys are made for play. They exist to entertain and as a conduit for fun. That is how it has always been and how it should be.   Adults know that toys can...

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Teaching Baby Sign Language

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Teaching Baby Sign Language

Teaching Baby Sign Language Sign language is a valuable tool for babies to communicate. Babies can understand far more words than they can say, and a hand sign is easier for a baby to copy than a complex mix of sounds. More and more parents and teachers are using sign language to communicate with little ones, in addition to vocal language.   In addition to clearer communication, sign language helps babies to develop autonomy as they can ask for what they need. Signs like “milk,” “more,” “diaper,” and “all done” serve as great aids to communication, giving babies the tools...

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Toys for the Holidays

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Toys for the Holidays

Toys for the Holidays If you have kids in your life, the holiday season is a magical time. Few forms of gift-giving are as gratifying as shopping for children, who engage in play with great passion and know more than anyone else how to keep the focus on fun. Encourage this enthusiasm with gifts that pair entertainment with education in new and creative ways. At Launching Success, we can help you choose innovative and engaging gifts that help kids become lifelong learners while taking adults along for the ride as well. Baby Toys For babies, it’s all about learning while...

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Retro Toys And The STEM Lessons They Teach Us

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Retro Toys And The STEM Lessons They Teach Us

Retro Toys And The STEM Lessons They Teach Us The 1960’s, the decade that brought us lasers, space travel, and cochlear implants, also brought a wave of new toys that are still popular today. From the first human space flight in 1961 to the moon landing in 1969, the whole world was looking skyward, and this science-focused attitude resonates in the toys that were popularized in this time.    Lava Lamps Lava lamps aren’t just a fun retro toy, they also exhibit a bizarre scientific phenomenon. Inside the lamp are two liquids: water and a hydrophobic mixture (generally mineral oil,...

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