Supporting Speech Development

Supporting Speech Development

As discussed in one of our previous blog posts, Using Play to Develop your Child’s Language Skills, language development is one of the most striking developmental changes occurring from infancy into childhood. Language is a form of communication, an umbrella term...
Helping Your Child Master Handwriting

Helping Your Child Master Handwriting

Writing is another complex process that requires the integration of a number skills acquired over a period time. It’s a complicated part of a child’s development where language, literacy and fine motor skills all come together. Not only do children need to be able to...
Attention & Learning

Attention & Learning

In everyday life, attention plays a critical role forming the basis of our experiences and consciousness. We are always fixing our attention on something, and to complete a task successfully, we must be able to focus and concentrate our mental resources, including...
Playing & Problem Solving

Playing & Problem Solving

This month at Educational Toys Online, we’re taking a look at cognitive development. Though we hear this term often and know it’s important, it isn’t always clear what this means for your child. Simply put, cognitive development is all about gaining...
Top 5 Apps That Get Kids Moving

Top 5 Apps That Get Kids Moving

As we continue to explore physical and motor development this May at Educational Toys Online, it seemed fitting to have a look at apps that help get kids moving!   There are lots of reasons why keeping active is important for kids. According to the 2016 Active...
Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Our sensory system is responsible for receiving and interpreting sensations from our surrounding environment. It receives information through touch, taste, vision, smell, sound and movement to help us understand our environment and respond appropriately.   If a...
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