At Imagine Toys®, we are always striving to provide
children’s toys that encourage analytical and critical thinking, while
simultaneously increasing key skills such as hand-eye coordination, balance,
and fine motor abilities. Furthermore, we aim to provide kids’ toys that
inspire imagination and creative play, and that bring joy to the hearts of
children of all ages.
And this week, we are offering one such toy for kids ages
three and up that allows your kids to experience a simple game started in a
culture across the world. Don’t forget to head to the online store this week to
bring home this wonderful toy that your kids will love.
Work on Physical
Development with the Deluxe Kendama
This week, at Imagine Toys® we are featuring the
an interesting and awe-inspiring toy that kids across the world use. This wooden
ball-and-stick toy is a Japanese version of the game of catch, and has quickly
become a favorite of kids in the United States.
The premise of this fun wooden Japanese catch game may seem
simple: the ball is attached to the wooden device by a piece of string, and
kids must swing the device and catch the ball in one of four different ways.
But while in theory this task may seem easy, in reality it is deceptively hard;
in fact, catching the ball in the four possible ways demands developed fine
motor skills, as well as a strong sense of balance and coordination. Your
children can practice this game for hours to become a master of the Japanese
game of catch.
Wooden Toy Improve Important Skills
Along with providing your little ones with endless hours of
fun, this great Japanese-inspired wooden catch toy will help them develop the
aforementioned skills each time they take a turn. While it may be difficult for
your child to grasp the wooden handle of this toy the first time they take a
turn, slowly they will build the muscles necessary to manipulate its motion.
And again, while it may seem impossible for your son or daughter to swing the
ball around and have it land on one of the four possible spots on the toy, after
multiple sessions practicing their skills with this fun balance toy they will
surely find success. This great wooden catch toy rewards hard work and
persistence and is the perfect option for kids who love a challenge.
Toys Created by
KaBOOM! Are Great for Kids Across the Country
Perhaps the best aspect about this individual wooden catch
toy is its origin: it was created by KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that
works in conjunction with Imagine Toys® to bring balanced and active play into
the lives of kids across the entire United States, especially those who are
living in poverty.
This specific toy is part of the
Go Out and Play Collection, a set of toys intended to help children
get outside and enjoy active play with their friends. And a specific portion of
all purchases from the Go Out and Play Collection will go straight to KaBOOM!
to help further its mission; specifically, the non-profit organization will
receive 8 percent of all proceeds in order to help children across the country
get outside, have a blast, and simply enjoy being kids.
The Importance of
As a final note, it is always important to consider toys for
your children that will encourage them to be active and use their own
abilities. But why is this so important? In our contemporary society, far too
often are children forced to engage in passive activities that require no thought
or imagination. To be sure, watching TV or playing on a tablet or smartphone
may all have educational components, but they rarely require kids to use their physical
abilities, or engage in analytical or critical thinking during the process.
In contrast, however, active play requires children to
utilize a variety of their different facilities, from motor skills, to hand-eye
coordination, to even imagination and creativity. This, in turn, will help kids
grow up to become productive individuals who are able to fully utilize each and
every skill they have developed.
So this week, don’t forget to head to the Imagine Toys®
online store and bring home an active toy for the kids in your house. The
Deluxe Kendama is a perfect way to get your kids up and moving around and is a
fun activity for the entire family.