Dinosaurs are extinct! Thank goodness for that!!
So how is it that children seem to have this built-in fascination with these creatures?
Whatever the reason that children can’t seem to get enough of dinosaurs, one thing is clear… dinosaur games are a very popular and important part of our culture and have been for hundreds of years.
When you’re in doubt as to what to buy as a gift, dinosaur toys for boys and girls are always a big hit!
Dinosaur games are perfect for developing skills through play. Models can be so realistic that you can use them to teach kindergarteners and older students in an age appropriate way all about them.
For most kids, dinosaurs are a year round theme that never disappoints!
Here are just a few benefits of playing with dinosaur toys:
GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES DINOSAUR STYLE
Gross motor skills allow us to do tasks that involve large muscles in our torso, legs, and arms. They involve whole-body movements. We rely on these skills for activities at school, work, home and lacking these skills results in many difficulties.
So, get those bodies moving with dinosaur fun!
- Stomp like a brontosaurus
- Crash like a T-Rex
- Run like a velociraptor
These movements are great for a child’s development of strength and coordination, and also enhance the connection between brain and body.
IRONIC BUT… Playtime with Creatures that Weighed Tons in Real Life Develops Fine Motor Skills and Hand Eye Coordination
Fine motor skills and hand eye coordination are skills that children need to develop at an early age. These abilities and skills are easily learned while having fun interacting with their dinosaur friends.
Here are just some ideas for fine motor skills & hand eye coordination play with dinosaurs:
- One of the favorite dinosaur games is a dinosaur world set with small models of dinosaurs and trees – Setting up requires fine motor skills, coordination and patience
- Give them a bowl of water and let them wash their dinosaurs
- Let them cut out pictures of dinosaurs!
Develops Creativity and Imagination.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein
Young ones are curious and want to learn about the world around them, especially when it comes to dinosaurs. As parents, we need to use this natural curiosity to spark early learning and development and it’s easy when we take advantage of the learning benefits that Jurassic world dinosaur toys have to offer.
Playing with dinosaur toys for boys or girls, enables them to create an imaginary world filled with their favorite characters. In this risk free environment they are able to pretend and imagine to their heart’s delight while they experiment and explore new ideas.
Developing Communication and Verbal Skills
In order to understand and be understood, children are constantly seeking answers to important questions. Jurassic World dinosaur toys are the perfect opportunity for such a series of questions and answers to begin. Get them to really ask their question by repeating it back to them.
Kid: “Why aren’t there any dinosaur’s left?”
You: “Because they became extinct.”
You: “Why did they become extinct?”
You: “Because there was a big change in the world and they couldn’t cope with it.”
You: “Why was there a big change in the world?”
What’s important in this conversation is mirroring your child’s question and expressing it in words that are hard for him/her to use. You are teaching them that in order to receive the answer to their question, they must phrase them correctly.
Dinosaur toys are great for cognitive development because they encourage children to explore their surroundings.
Develop Cognitive Skills
Cognitive development is the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through a child’s experiences with their environment.
Development in this area affects a child’s ability to learn and communicate. It’s very important to provide children with open-ended opportunities to explore and interact with their respective surroundings where they can develop a sense of self, and begin to understand different objects and how they relate to each other.
There are many things parents can do to support their children’s interest in dinosaurs. For one they can give them dinosaur toys to help them understand dinosaurs more and encourage them to engage in imaginative play. Many studies have proven that children can expand their knowledge and learn more about the world around them simply by playing with toy dinosaurs.
Take a look at our Dinomaniacs Line of Exciting Dinoland toys and choose the best dinosaur toy for your kids.