2018 ALL-NEW DJECO: PICKS FOR TOTS
Time for a toybox refresh – today, we’re dropping all-new #Djeco picks for our littlest tots!
Add a whole dollop of mommy love to your knob puzzle collection! MamiFarm and MamiJungle are the latest additions to our range this season; both designed with surprise images of sleeping Mommy and Baby under every puzzle piece.
Traditional knobs are reimagined and replaced with actual animal shapes in these puzzles, making it a more fun and tactile experience for curious tots!
Shake your tail feathers! Our latest pounding toy comes in the form of a hen – use the chick mallet to knock the eggs through, and out they come rolling one after another!
An excellent focus toy that allows growing tots to hone eye-hand coordination, fine motor skill, and attention span!
Early childhood is always filled with tons of fine motor development fun, which is why Rondanimo is totally buzzworthy as a new toy.
This wooden assembling set includes 9 wooden pieces that can be matched (or mismatched!) to form 3 different animals; and is excellent for improving manual dexterity while expanding creativity and imagination. Hands down one of our favourites this season!
To say we’re obsessed with this spinning frame puzzle would be a massive understatement… this is some nostalgic playground fun shrunk down to bite-sized proportions here.
Your little ones will be tickled silly spinning the 9 triangles around to piece together a proper animal – and the best part for you as a parent? No clean-up or lost pieces – everything’s well attached within the frame, which means this just might be the next nifty toy to have for long rides, flights, and days out and about!
For those who aren’t familiar with Djeco’s Puzzle Duo range, these brilliant puzzle sets teach association across a wide variety of concepts, as game play requires kids to find two associated pieces to join together.
There are plenty of good subjects currently available in-stores, but this latest one is definitely top on our charts right now. Puzzle Duo – Emotions introduces the delicate and often complex topic of emotions to our young tots, and enourages them to make a connection between a particular feeling and an example of a situation when it might be felt.
Stretch the play value of this puzzle by coming up with even more scenarios and what-if situations; the more we stretch their emotional awareness, the more empathetic they become!
We love anything that bears any form of resemblance to tangrams, and Geoanimo is what we’d call, tangrams for the really young.
Kids use the various wooden tiles to recreate the picture shown in the cards (of 3 varying difficulty levels) – some of which require stacking pieces on top of one another. Good ol’ leisurely fun aside, we find this highly useful in developing non-verbal processing and visual sequential skills – both of which go a long in strengthening our kids’ cognitive abilities.
Can’t help falling in love… with this latest Djeco instrument, that is!
If you’re tired of the same old bunch of kid instruments and want something a little more exotic, Djeco’s brand new Kalimba just might do the trick. It’s folksy, it’s easy to thumb, and it’s guaranteed to provide hours of melodious fun – your little tot will be miles ahead of the musical pack with this new notch in the belt!
Bingo for babies! Like the age-old classic, the winner is the one who completes his/her card first (or in this case, animal). We do this by throwing the dice and then collecting a body part that corresponds to the colour shown on the dice.
Not only does this help with colour recognition, it also develops spatial awareness and critical thinking – not every part is going to fit, even if it’s the correct colour. So we have to be really careful about the pieces we pick!
Taken at face value, this toy is a simple puzzle that sequences the steps of dressing up. Delve a little deeper, and you’ll realize this is an important learning aid to develop sequential reasoning; and through that, learning to see things on a more holistic level and recognizing the interconnection of various components that come together to form the ‘big picture’.
We love this puzzle only because a large percentage of our daily lives require this cognitive strength. Sequential thinkers are often very focused and excellent organizers; which helps a great deal in school subjects like Mathematics, Science, and even Humanities. We might be overthinking this, but we’re officially pegging this as one of the best and most fun puzzles we’ve ever come across that effectively aids the structuring of thought for our little ones.