For the inspiration post this weekend, I decided to introduce 10 home-made toys to play in silence. They develop concentration, attention and help their children learn to play alone, to have autonomy.
1. Blocks of pool spaghetti
At Andnextcomesl.com I found this wonderful idea to cut pool spaghetti into pieces, use each of them to draw the body part of a robot, animals or people, and then give the children play figurines.
2. Felt Chain
With a little manual skill, you attach buttons to a piece of felt and prepare the material for the children to make a felt chain! See more in this post from Kidsactivitiesblog.com .
3. Sponge blocks
We have talked about these sponge blocks more than once. They are wonderful for calming kids and developing skills like attention and problem solving skills. The original idea is in this post from Innerchildfun.com .
4. Clay Cupcake Kit
We love to set up a little corner for the kids. So, I loved the idea of Mamapapabubba.com to make a kit for the kids to put together clay cupcakes .
5. Cutting corner
Another wonderful little corner was that of Picklebums.com . You line a tray with contact and next to it puts various materials that can be cut out for the child to do their job of cutting and pasting.
6. Velcro sticks
This is the one I made for Gabi and makes the biggest success here at home: velcro sticks, made to assemble figures! Learn to do in this post here .
7. Strawberry Labyrinth
Already the labyrinth of straw in the picture, it was Patcamargo who made it for his children. We show details of how to do this post here.
8. Elastic frame
With a piece of wood and a few pins or small nails, you create a frame to make patterns with colored elastics. Idea of Handsonaswegrow.com that you can check here .
9 and 10. Lego Pattern and Sheet Collage
In the video below the SOS Joke series, Patcamargo teaches you to do two more interesting games: how to set up Lego following a pattern and how to make a collage of leaves.