Five Great Ways to Help Your Child Develop Patience
Patience is More Than a Virtue...It's a Must!
Tags: patience, frustration, stick-ability
Posted: 2010-01-04 17:46:17 By: Joanne Oppenheim

 

Kids need repeated experiences with small do-able tasks that build their stick-ability and to cope with the reality that many things do not happen instantly. Bring home a parquetry set with patterns and puzzles with not too many pieces. Gradually build from 15 piece puzzles to 25, 50, and 100+ pieces. Select a small Lego model that your child can realistically do alone or with a minimum of help. Introduce them to knitting, weaving, sewing; these are classic crafts that generally require more than one session to complete. 

Here are a few toys that can really stretch their patience in positive ways:

 

 

 
2008 Awards
Parquetry Blocks and Cards
(Learning Resources $28.95 Score: )

Thirty-two geometric-shaped tiles are arranged on top of 20 colorful patterns. Advanced players can use tiles without the patterns. Develops skills in matching and sequencing patterns - skills that are also needed in putting letters together to make words. 5-8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 


2009 Award
Paper Beads
(by Anne Akers Johnson, Klutz $21.95 Score: )

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Everything you need to make paper beads and most of all to learn the technique for creating them and jewelry. This would make a good play date activity for friends or cousins to share. Also a good choice for developing fine motor skills as well as patience. 9 & up.

Age: . Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 


2009 Award
Lego Racers: Monster Jumper and Extreme Wheelie
(Lego Systems, Inc. $15 Score: )

Build these 91 piece racers with pull back motors and they will scoot across the floor and even jump over the ramp! This is the kind of building toy that challenges without taking days to finish. You can't go wrong with either the Monster Jumper or Extreme Wheelie. Or buy both and race them against each other. Ideal for 7-12 years olds. 

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.
 

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 


2009 Award
Simms Taback Animal Parade Floor Puzzle
(Briarpatch $18.99 Score: )

You are going to love the look of this handsome 48 piece floor puzzle. Each animal pictured comes in four pieces with the background color serving as a clue. You do need plenty of room for this loooong puzzle and younger kids may need help to get started. But not to worry, the big pieces make this ideal for younger kids. After it is complete, be sure to play a riddle game by taking turns telling a few sentences about the animal you are thinking of and see if your child can find it. For example: Say 'I am thinking of an animal that goes hippity-hop and has a bushy tail.'  Add a color clue, if needed, or a rhyming clue. Encourage kids to take turns in making up the riddles. Also special, the Simms Taback Jumbo Floor Puzzle ($18.99) with farm animals.  They say 3-6. We're sure 3's will need help. So will most 4's. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.
 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 


2008 Award
Create Your Own Pop Up Books Kit
(Creativity for Kids $17.95 Score: )

We are huge fans of pop up books! So we were particularly excited when this kit came in for review. Complete with two blank hard cover books that have some built in pop ups already loaded and then a collection of fun to add "do your own" pop up features--including pull tabs for revealing your own surprises! Fans of pop ups will enjoy giving this one a try.  Comes with 8 markers, stickers, wiggly eyes and die-cut pieces.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 

 

 
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