There are many ways to help your child develop language skills, but the best way is through toys. There’s a new trend that experts say is taking over: interactive toys in Singapore and games for little ones. These educational games will keep them entertained and on their toes-and what parent doesn’t want that?
There are all sorts of reasons why these types of toys can be great for kids: they’re engaging, they’ll stimulate their brains without even realizing it, and more importantly than anything else, these toys will help them learn communication skills early on in life. But with so many different types of interactive toys out there, how do you know which one your child needs? Whether it’s an app or a toy car or something else entirely, we’ve rounded up the 10 best toys in Singapore that will help your little one develop language skills.
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1. Kids Number Slide
Kids Number Slide is an amazing tool to introduce numbers and colors, written in Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil & Hindi – all at once! It’s extremely easy to use for parents or caretakers but also has some more advanced options like a timing game where kids need to press the right number within a given time frame. There are 24 different interactions available using this simple counting toy which easily fits into a pocket or bag when not in use making it perfect to take on planes, trains, or car rides.
2. Tutor Turtle
Tutor Turtle was invented by a former engineer who used his 25 years of teaching experience to create this wonderful tool. Tutor Turtle is the number 1 teaching aid used in schools in Singapore and has been around for over 20 years! It teaches math, reading, sight words, spelling – you name it! The complete range of activities includes phonics-based readers that children can use independently. All activities are available in English & Mandarin.
3. Kids Kitchen
This kitchen set will encourage your child’s imagination and creativity while improving fine motor skills through playtime fun. Kids Kitchen includes a wide array of accessories like plates, pots, frying pans & fake food that encourages roleplaying to make playing with a toy kitchen even more fun. It is designed to be sturdy and comes with a 5-year warranty – the only thing you have to worry about is keeping your child away from it!
4. My First Sewing Machine
My First Sewing Machine was actually invented by an Aussie mum who wanted her daughter to be introduced to needlework at a young age so she can grow up enjoying sewing. I’ve heard great stories from friends about their kids who made a dollhouse for their dolls, and waited patiently for everyone to wake up so they could play together with the new toy! These toys in Singapore, especially this sewing machine also help develop fine motor skills which are crucial in writing ability too. Fun, safe, and easy-to-use, this is currently the only sewing machine targeted at younger kids.
5. Little People Wheelies
Little People Wheelies are a fun introduction to cars, trucks & other vehicles! While they may look like simple die-cast cars, there’s more than meets the eye as each comes with different sounds and phrases that can be activated by squeezing their “wheels” hard enough. This is pretty effective in developing gross motor skills which are very important for coordination and balance. A great gift idea for boys who love anything on wheels!
Playfoam comes in many shapes and colors giving your child an opportunity to imagine endless possibilities of creations! What I love most about this toy is it gets my daughter engaged in creative playtime when she usually prefers to watch TV or use her iPad. Great for developing creativity, sensory & motor skills in young toddlers, Playfoam is one educational toy that every household should have!
7. Wooden Whac-A-Mole
Wooden Whac-A-Mole is a great alternative to the usual electronic whac-a-moles you see in arcades and carnivals because not only does it function exactly the same but it also teaches hand-eye coordination which is a primary skill for kids when they start learning how to write! It’s a design award-winning toy by Toyology following stringent global standards of safety and quality – your child will definitely have fun without losing too many from yanking at their hair.
We hope that this list of the top toys in Singapore for developing language skills has been helpful. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have about your child’s development and education. Whether it is a question on how best to use these toys or if you are looking for an expert opinion on what toy would be right for your child, we will do our best to help!