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Smart Play & Expert Tips for Tech-Free Family Travel Entertainment
Entertaining kids requires finding age-appropriate activities providing the ideal balance between being fun and challenging. We've been toting about Mental Blox - On The Go! from Learning Resources. Designed as an easy to carry travel activity for ages 5 and up, Mental Blox - On The Go! is stored in a kid-sized, plastic case with removable tray containing a 30-game & puzzle book, plus 16 colorful puzzle pieces.
Encouraging critical thinking skills developed through mini games, my 7 year-old son can perfect his Chess skills to defeat his big brother, manipulate his way through a hands-on Sudoku puzzle, or master a game of Memory solo or with a buddy for "head-to-head action". Always ready to play, Mental Blox - On The Go! gives unlimited screen-free play powered by brain-boosting mental awareness. Combining activities created to play alone, with a partner, or with as many as 4 players, adaptability allows everyone to enjoy lots of logic with even more laughs.
Inside voices, outside voices, conversation goes on from sun-up til sundown (and then some!) in our family. Little learners will find power in their own unique voices through Speaker's Box. Replacing tech devices on-the-road, in-flight, waiting for an appointment, or seated at a restaurant, Speaker's Box from Learning Resources builds oral language skills as an individual or group activity for First Grade and up.
Encased in a brightly designed, portable box, Speaker's Box includes 86 open-ended prompt cards start the art of conversation, strengthening both language and listening skills asking-
What's Happening Here?/What Comes Next?
Step by Step
Would You Rather?
Things You Like Best
Cups and Ice - Busy little hands will enjoy transferring ice cubes back and forth between cups, with a napkin available to wipe away spills as melting ice adds a splash to the fun.
Cereal Rings and Ribbons - Creating a bracelet by adding round-shaped cereal rings onto a ribbon is excellent for developing hand-eye coordination, plus its a tasty treat!
Pipe Cleaners and Empty Spice Container - Bring along a clean spice container with small pieces of pipe cleaners for a quick and easy fine motor skills activity as little little learners insert and remove pipe cleaners through shaker openings.
Gel Window Clings - Large, colorful gel window clings are perfect for facilitating storytelling while decorating windows and tables with adult supervision.
Mint Containers and Mini Pom-Poms - Color identification and sorting with mini pom-poms refine fine motor skills in a fun and easy on-the-go activity.
Find more smart play and expert tips for tech-free family travel entertainment from the Learning Resources Blog.
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