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7 Fun And Creative Valentine’s Day Activities For Kids

7 Fun And Creative Valentine’s Day Activities For Kids

Love makes the world go round, and our children are the centre of our worlds and hearts, where they truly deserve to be. Let's celebrate the month and the day of love with our little ones. Shower them with your unconditional love and time, indulge in some fun activities, and let them experience this divine emotion's joy and power. These efforts will help mould them to be joyful, expressive, loving and caring human beings and make this world a better place, one happy child at a time.

That sounds interesting? 

Continue reading as we unravel some really fun and creative Valentine's Day activities to do with kids, making this day extremely special for you and your little one.

Set The Tone For A Fun-filled and Memorable Valentine’s Day With Valentine’s Activities For Kids

A room buzzing with a child's excitement, squeals of laughter, and palpable zoom-tastic energy is where love blossoms and is the perfect environment to nurture a child into a kind, loving, and caring individual. Here are some squeal-inducing Valentine's Day craft ideas and drawing activities you can do with your munchkin on Valentine's Day.  

1. Make Valentine's Day Cards

Classic always stays in style; start Valentine's Day by making unique love cards with your little ones. Indulge your child in preparing a paper heart craft using the Skillmatics Fun Foil Art kit and witness those tender little hands work their magic and unleash their imagination and creativity while using over 100 foam stickers and sparkly foil sheets to express their love for you. Cards with stickers, hearts, and glitter would be the perfect Valentine's art to start this special day.

2. Chocolate Makes Everything Sweeter

Chocolate is synonymous with this special day of love, and to make things even sweeter, how about making something delicious together to share? Involving your child in baking would be another fun thing to do jointly. They can help measure ingredients, mix the batter, and decorate those cookies or cupcakes with sprinkles, cocoa, or sugar dust. Then, see the toothless smiles on their faces and glints of pride sparkle in their eyes, making the sinkful of soiled dishes and the mess in your kitchen completely worthwhile.

While you tend to clear the mess in your kitchen, let your child have some fun with Skillmatics Dot It No mess skill art kit, which will help develop your child's fine motor skills and foster their imaginative and creative sides.

3. Get The Party Started

Put on your dancing shoes, play some foot-tapping music, and groove to the music with your child. It's the perfect way to express love and joy. Seeing your energetic and enthusiastic kids get down and move to the beat and work their magic is something you will cherish and would love to capture on your phone. After the dance and music party, have a Skillmatics jungle party, a great family card game to make fun and exciting memories.

4. Narrate A Story

Their little ears perk up when they hear stories, and their little eyes light up. Reading books about love and friendship is another excellent way to spend quality time with your child on Valentine's Day. Give vent to their creative minds and let their imagination flow when they give shape to the characters of your story with Skillmatics Snip Snip fun game, a level-based learning journey of fun designed to develop and hone their artistic skills.

5. Let’s Go Out & Play

Unplug, unwind, and connect as the playground awaits! Ditch the screens and go out and play with your child. Skillmatics Rapid Rumble Outdoor | The Educational and clever category Game of tag is an excellent outdoor game to play, connect, learn and tap into your child’s genius side—something you would genuinely enjoy doing together.

6. Roll The Dice

This time, ditch the movie marathon and let family fun take centre stage. Get together, let the dice roll, laugh, indulge in a board game, and see your child’s face glow. End your Valentine's Day on a high note by playing Skillmatics Guess in 10: Harry Potter board game, something you all will truly enjoy being a part of.

Final Thoughts

Valentine’s Day is great for expressing your love and emotions to your child; indulging in fun Valentine’s activities mentioned above accompanied by warm cuddles and hugs goes a long way in their overall emotional well-being and self-esteem.

 

Introduce your child to Skillmatics' world of arts and crafts games- a game for every age! This will foster an environment where learning is fun and enable your child to hone his or her creative and imaginative skills.

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Navigating YouTube Kids: Award-winning Screen-free Games That Kids Love

Navigating YouTube Kids: Award-winning Screen-free Games That Kids Love

If you got paid every time you heard people condemning young parents for exposing their children to mobile or iPad screens, we are sure you would be able to amass quite a collection!

 

In this day and age, keeping your kid away from the screen can be an uphill task. Although you cannot mitigate it all together, we do recommend having a judicious mix of kid's screen time and screen-free games.

 

In this blog, we will talk about some award-winning screen-free games by Skillmatics that will help carry out your kid’s playtime in the most enriching manner.

Why Is It Crucial To Limit Screen Time For Kids

When we talk about a kid's screen time, it is important to understand that one has to make a conscious effort to utilise the efficacy of screen time, otherwise it can have detrimental effects on your child’s mental and physical health.

 

If your child watches YouTube and throws a fit every time you try to get him/her to engage in some other activity, it’s time to overhaul your kid's screen time routine. After all, what we see on TV is just make-believe. If we fail to divulge our kid’s attention to more subjective and ‘real’ things, it will be very easy for them to feel a certain kind of disconnection from the real world.

Award-Winning Screen-Free Games To Reduce Screen Time For Kids

Here are some top rated screen free activities for tweens and kids from Skillmatics, that are definitely going to appeal to you and your child:

1. Flashcards (High Contrast & LNSC)

This screen-free game is perfect for children who are 1 year old or younger. It is a great way to stimulate your child’s growing eyesight and visual development. Instead of staring at the bright colours of a television screen, opt for Skillmatics’ high-contrast baby flash cards to create a visually stimulating experience for your little one.

2. Foil Fun

This is a creative, no-mess and screen-free activity for kids. They can use sparkly foil sheets and stickers to create amazing and colourful pictures. You can choose your favourite foil fun art kit from a variety of themes for something that matches your kid’s interests.

3. Rapid Rumble

If you want to reduce screen time for kids and are looking for fun ways to distract their attention from the TV screen, Rapid Rumble is the perfect pick for you. Skillmatics has given a unique and enriching twist to the game of Tag to make it as exciting for your child as can be!

4. Guess in 10 (Marvel)

These trivia-themed card games are a great way to test your child’s knowledge. Guess in 10 games are available in several themes on Skillmatics for you to choose from.

Navigating platforms like YouTube can be a fun experience for your little one, provided you exercise control over what your kid is watching and for how long. Less screen time and more play time should be the mantra, and, to that end, Skillmatics’ range of kids’ learning games can be of great help in reducing screen time for kids and getting them to engage in something more authentic, credible and positively stimulating.

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Play With Fun: 8 Colouring Sheet Ideas For Kids’ Activity Time

Play With Fun: 8 Colouring Sheet Ideas For Kids’ Activity Time

Colouring is one of the most amazing activities that can significantly stimulate a child’s creative and cognitive skills. When you encourage your little one to play with colouring sheets, you help them unleash their imagination and come up with something that encapsulates the essence of their thinking at that point in time.

 

Colouring books for kids doesn't just present an amazing opportunity to utilise their time, but also helps nurture their young minds.

Colouring Activities To Foster Child Cognitive Development

Here are some amazing themes of printable colouring images for kids that will come in handy for you while choosing the right creative activity for your little one:

●     Nature Scenes

Nature themed colouring books for kids will encourage them to observe the environment around them. When colouring trees, plants, rivers etc. they won't just learn about these colours, but will also connect to nature in their own beautiful and creative way.

●     Animal Kingdom

When your child uses colouring sheets which pivot around the animal theme, he/she will learn a lot about the shape and size of the respective animal. This can work wonders in polishing your kid’s recognition skills.

●     Under the Sea Adventure

The best way to introduce sea animals to your little one is to get colouring sheets for kids based on this theme. This will be a great opportunity for your kid to learn about marine life, which will polish their creative skills and also pique their excitement to learn more information.

●     Space Exploration

It is no secret that children have an affinity for the sun, moon, stars and everything else related to space. When you encourage your child to play with colouring sheets hinged to this topic, it is bound to take them to a magical world of cosmic explorations.

●     Transportation Fun

This is going to be a great way to help your kid identify and differentiate between the different vehicles while colouring them in.

●     Community Helpers

Colouring sheets for kids that are based on different professions like doctors, drivers, nurses etc. will help your child identify different professions and understand their significance in our lives.

●     Fruit and Veggie Garden

You can get colouring sheets with different fruits and vegetables to introduce conceptual learning to your kids. In addition to polishing foundational concepts, it is a useful way to introduce healthy eating habits to your little one.

●     Holiday Celebrations

Use printable colouring pages to depict the nature of celebrations for different festivals. These colouring sheets for kids are a good way to amalgamate excitement for the festive season along with creativity. Check out Skillmatics’ Diwali printable and Christmas printable for this colouring activity. 

Tips for Making Colouring Time Fun With Printables

Here are some tips for making colouring time exciting for kids:

●     Use Different Colouring Materials

While playing with colouring sheets, you can encourage your child to use different colouring materials like crayons, pens, sketch pens etc. This will make colouring time very exciting for your child.

●     Create The Right Ambience

Along with different colouring sheets and colours, you can also play some rhymes and music in the background. This will help in enhancing the appeal of colouring time.

●     Incorporate Different Textures In The Colouring Process

You can use glitters, stickers and other materials to add interesting nuances to the colouring sheets. Moreover, kids absolutely love using these different accessories and they will really enjoy working with them.

 

These tips are going to make colouring time very enjoyable and exciting for kids. Try these out and thank us later!

 

All the above-mentioned colouring activities cater to the different interests for your little one. You can choose colouring books for kids depending on their skill level and age. No matter if you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver - printable colouring pages will be a great opportunity for you to entertain little kids while working on their cognitive abilities. To that end, you can also check out Skillmatics’ art and craft kits to make your kids' playtime as creative and enriching as possible.

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Fun To Learn: 15 Preschool Kids' Activities

Fun To Learn: 15 Preschool Kids' Activities

How many of you have heard that preschoolers need to be left free to play and anything that is remotely connected to education and reinforcement can be started off once they get an inch closer to their school time?

Well, we believe that play activities for preschoolers need to be designed very carefully as your child’s mind is very fertile at this time. He/she is basically hankering to learn something new each day. If the preschool activities are only about thoughtless play and fun, you are hindering your kid’s ability to get a head start on some of the most important foundational concepts and skills.

In this blog, we shall talk about some of the best preschool learning activities that will embody the essence of learning through play.

Fun Learning Preschool Activities Ideas For Kids

If you are thinking of some fun activities for preschoolers, you can take a look at the following activities:

1.      Finger Painting

Children can use their fingers to create art on chart paper. This is a great way to enhance hand and eye coordination in kids. It also works wonders for their sensory development.

2.      Mess-Free Activity

If you want your kids to be engaged in mess-free fun actually, you can check out the Foil fun by Skillmatics. This will let your kid create fun and exciting pictures of stars, astronauts, etc., with sparkly foil sheets. In addition to being a great play activity for preschoolers, it is also a great pick for moms as they won't have to worry about cleaning up the mess left behind.

3.      Colour Sorting Game

This is an amazing pre-nursery activity for encouraging kids to identify colours. You can keep an assortment of fruits or anything else in different colours in front of your kids. After that, you can help them differentiate those products based on their colour. This game works wonders for reinforcing colour recognition skills and sorting abilities.

4.      Shape Machine

This is also a very interesting preschool learning activity. You and your kid can try fitting different shapes in matching places on a board game or activity mat. This is truly a super fun and interactive activity for enhancing recognition skills in your child.

5.      Number Hopscotch

You can draw a hopscotch grid with chalk and add numbers to the grid. As you hop and put your hand on the numbers, this preschool activity will become instrumental in helping your kid learn the art of number identification and sequencing.

6.       Play Syllable Head and Shoulders

You can sing head, shoulder, knees and toes to your kid by playfully inserting syllables. This is an outstanding preschool learning activity to help kids learn about language development and communication.

7.      Practice Rhyming With Blocks

You can use alphabet blocks and create rhyming words from each alphabet. Kids love grooving to rhymes and it will help them to playfully learn alphabets as well. In fact, these rhymes become so deeply etched in the hearts and minds of kids that they tend to remember these cute songs when they grow up.

8.      Alphabet Sensory Bin

You can create a bin of alphabet-shaped blocks or foam boards with alphabets. Encourage your child to take out all the blocks and boards and simply play with them. By touching and playing with different alphabets, your child’s cognitive skills will get heightened and he/she will be able to recognise alphabets as well.

9.      Printables

You can check out Skillmatics’ search and find reusable activity mats in which you can play various games pertaining to different topics like shapes, colours, vegetables, fruits etc. This is a wonderful play activity for preschoolers as it helps them hone their imagination and creativity.

10.  Boredom Buster

You can choose different activities for preschoolers from the list shared here. You can make your own games as well to creatively bust boredom while having a great time with your little ones. Skillmatics’ reusable activity mats have different activities that will keep you kid engaged as they learn different educational concepts.

11.  Scratch Art

Skillmatics has magical scratch art kits with different themes that can be enjoyed by your kid. The surface of black art paper can be scratched with a stylus to reveal fun and exciting designs.

12.  Fruit Fun

Skillmatics’ play food grocery set is perfect for pretend play. You can acquaint your kid with different vegetables, fruits, snacks etc. This play set will let your kid get to touch and feel different eatables which will boost their ability to recognise things.

13.  Wooden Puzzle

This is a nice board game that you and your family can play together. Take a wooden board with puzzle pieces on it. Shuffle the puzzle pieces on the floor and then arrange them on the wooden board with your kid’s help. This is also a very engaging thing to do with play schools that work on their coordination and motor skills.

14.  Fine Motor Pizza Shop

If your child loves pretend play, this could be an excellent pre nursery activity for him/her. Collect all the ingredients that might be used for making a pizza and spread it all in front of your child. After that, you can help your little one pick up and arrange the ingredients to create a yummy pizza.

15.  Play Dough Play

Playing with modelling clay is one of the best things to do with a preschooler as it allows him/her to get as creative as they want and experiment with different colours, shapes and sizes of clay. Kids can even assemble different pieces of clay to create beautiful designs.

 

The joy of hand-holding your kid through the journey of play and learning is priceless! We hope that the above-mentioned kid's activities will help you and your child to spend some lovely time together as you learn fundamental concepts while creating priceless memories. From the magical world of pretend play to the creativity unleashed on activity mats, we are super excited for you and your child as you embark upon this alluring journey of learn-through-play. As you read along this path, Skillmatics will be your trusted companion all through the way.

 

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Tiny Yogi Adventures: 5 Easy Yoga Exercises for Kids to Boost Their Concentration

Tiny Yogi Adventures: 5 Easy Yoga Exercises for Kids to Boost Their Concentration

While more or less, we all are aware of the benefits of yoga and meditation for adults, kids equally benefit from them. Today’s kids spend more time indoors, plugged into various electronic gadgets. As outdoor activities or playtime is next to non-existent for kids, yoga plays a crucial role in keeping them physically active and mentally fit.

A thorough study published in the National Library of Medicine discusses in detail how mobile phones affect kids’ learning and memory. (1) The dwindling cognitive strength of kids due to the distraction caused by smartphones is a matter of great concern. When screens dominate children's attention, it's crucial to find balance. Parents might be constantly on the lookout for activities that not only engage the little ones but also improve their psychological capacity and overall well-being. When parents help kids to include basic yoga asanas in their routine, the shift in their behaviour, performance and activities becomes noticeable.

Another study shows how yoga is beneficial for young minds. (2) From improving their physical strength, focus, coordination, concentration, balance, and flexibility to protecting them from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and more, yoga improves their lives. So let’s explore the best yoga poses for kids and how they improve kids’ concentration power.

Top 5 Yoga Asanas for Kids

Here is a list of yoga steps for kids that every parent should inspire them to add to their routine:

1. Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

One of the simplest and most basic yoga poses for kids, it only asks you to stand tall like a mountain with feet at hips’ width apart, hands stretched straight downward or upward in a namaste positioning and feet touching the ground. Advise your kid to start his/her yoga routine with this pose for better stability and balance.

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2. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

This asana asks the kid to stand straight on one foot and the other foot remains folded and supported against the straight foot’s knee. Fold the hands in a downward namaste pose or do the namaste pose over your head or stretch the hands separately toward the sky like tree branches. This pose enhances balance and concentration while improving core muscle strength.

 

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3. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana)

Sit on the ground or on a mat with legs folded inward and soles pressed against each other. Now stretch your hands forward and place them under the feet as you cuddle them. It gives a butterfly wing-like shape that makes it pretty easy for kids to do yoga at the beginner level. It releases stress from the groin area and improves the movement of pelvic floor muscles. This yoga for children helps kids get relief from mild anxiety and depression.

 

 

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4. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Simply ask your kid to lay on their stomach with the legs tightly pressed against the surface and the torso resting on two arms stretched forward on palms’ support. Now ask your kid to slowly move their head backward for the best stretch. From improving mood, strengthening the back muscles and improving posture to ensuring a healthy spine, cobra pose is one of the perfect yoga activities for kids.

 

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5. Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Stand straight on your feet, and slowly move downward to rest against your knees and toes. Now keep the palms pressed against the floor, slowly remove your knees from the floor and let your soles and palms handle the entire body weight. It might seem a bit tricky at the beginning but it's another variation, down dog against a wall is pretty simple. Instead of putting your weight on your palms, you stand against the support of the wall with your palms resting on the wall. This pose promotes flexibility in the spine, hamstrings, and calves.

 

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Introducing yoga into your child's routine is like taking them a step forward to a world of physical and mental well-being. Let your child be at the top of his/her health by influencing him/her to practice these basic yoga asanas from a young age. These are perfect asanas to continue throughout life. 

 

As parents, we understand the constant struggle you face to balance screen time and engage your children in meaningful activities. To take this adventure a step further, let them play engaging and educational games of Skillmatics. From games like Peek-A-Boo Jungle Themed Cloth Book, flashcards for toddlers, Dot It! with Magnets Art Kit and animal-themed no-mess art kits to underwater animal-themed floor puzzles, marvel-themed trivia card games, Search & Find Reusable Mats or educational & clever category board games, the options are endless on Skillmatics. Foster a holistic approach to your child's development!

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7425970/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3980104/

 

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30+ Birthday Wishes For Kids To Send Your Love & Blessings

30+ Birthday Wishes For Kids To Send Your Love & Blessings

Happy Birthday to the shining star who makes every moment of your life special and worth it!

Children are known for their endless creative potential and vivid imaginations. Encourage children to appreciate the amazing world around them, dream big, and develop their imaginations with your birthday wishes for kids. Talk to them in a way that piques their interest and sense of wonder, kindling the creative spark that will carry them through their formative years.

While they are the centre of attention on their birthday, your thoughtful and special birthday wishes for children make them feel even more special. 

Let’s check out a list of birthday messages for children to make them feel special!

Celebrate Kid's Birthday With These Cute Wishes

The below-mentioned heartfelt and cordial birthday message for children conveys to them how much you love and adore them. Along with a yummy cake and their favourite toy as a gift, these captions for birthday posts will work as a cherry on top for them.

Birthday Wishes For Little Girls

For little girls, birthdays are like fairy tales coming to reality. A day full of magic, joy, and the prospect of limitless opportunities. Our birthday wishes for little girls become the lines of a wonderful tale as we commemorate the birthdays of these adorable little princesses, inspiring hopes and making treasured memories that will last a lifetime. Let’s check’em out!

  1. You are more valuable than a pearl and sweeter than candy. To a beautiful cutie pie, happy birthday.
  2. I wish you a very Happy Birthday darling daughter! May all your wishes come true!
  3. Sending you plenty of love, fun, and blessings on this wonderful day. Happy birthday dear daughter!
  4. To the smartest girl in town, wishing you a very happy birthday!
  5. Wishing my Barbie lover kiddo a very happy birthday. Enjoy your birthday to the fullest!
  6. Happy Birthday to our little dreamer. May you always soar high!
  7. On your special day, savour all the candies and delicious birthday snacks. Cheers to your birthday!
  8. Billions of kisses and a big hug, to the most gorgeous girl in my life. Happy birthday to my angel!
  9. Little Princess, you are incredibly talented and creative. Wishing you a step ahead with your Happy birthday!
  10. May the birthday of my young princess who radiates happiness be as joyous and bright as her lovely smile. On your special day, I pray to God that you never forget the magic you bring to our lives. Cheers on your birthday, our little sunshine!
  11. To a little naughty angel, happy birthday. 

Along with sending and writing amazing birthday wishes from the suggestions above, you can check out a range of educational gifts like Arts and Crafts kits, STEM toys and other age-appropriate gifts at Skillmatics for your darling daughter. Our games not only make playtime a fun time but also aid in your child’s overall growth and development.

Birthday Wishes For Little Boys

Send special birthday wishes for little boy to express your heartfelt gestures with some special and unique gifts like Foil Fun, Guess in 10, and more. By using the following captions for birthday posts, you can make your little rockstar’s birthday more memorable.  

  1. Greetings on your birthday, little captain! I hope your birthday is an amazing journey full of joy, laughter, and finding things you never would have imagined.
  2. I'm wishing the strength of a thousand superheroes for our little superhero's birthday! May you face every obstacle head-on with bravery and beam with triumph when you achieve your goals. Cheers to your birthday, our tiny hero!
  3. May you sprint into a world of fun, joy, and excitement on this memorable day! We wish our little speedster a happy birthday. Fasten your seatbelt for an action-packed day full of activities!
  4. Embrace the positivity and keep the excitement at it highest on your special day. Happy birthday!
  5. Your dream is one more year closer to being an astronaut. Cheers to the genius in our life on his birthday!
  6. Happy birthday to the bravest boy that I know. Explore the world in your way, my little rockstar!
  7. The sky is the limit for you and may God bless you to keep moving on! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday my little boy!
  8. I hope you grow into the greatest version of yourself on your birthday. Be the best version of yourself. Little rockstar, happy birthday!
  9. Wishing you a very happy birthday to you, Hero! Be the change you want to see in the world.
  10. Congratulations on your birthday this year, my champ! Wishing you a life filled with more love and happiness.

Kids Birthday Wishes

Using the following suggestions, make your little ones feel special by penning cute and lovely happy birthday quotes for kids.

  1. Have fun on your special day! Enjoy every minute of your birthday.
  2. Happy Birthday to our little bundle of joy. May this year be filled with lots of love and happiness for you!
  3. May your birthday and the coming year be as awesome as you are, my little one!
  4. Happy Birthday to our little cupcake. May you remain this sweet and awesome always and forever!
  5. Happy Birthday to our little Genius!
  6. Do you know are the coolest kid in the world and Mumma Dadda Loves you for that. Happy Birthday to you little Ninja!
  7. Congratulations on your big day. May God shower all his blessings on you on your birthday!
  8. As you blow out candles on your birthday, I wish all your dreams come true!
  9. May your birthday be as special as you are.
  10. As you cut your birthday cake, I pray to God that your life is filled with endless giggles, laughter and magical moments.

Funny and Playful Special Birthday Wishes For Children

Here are some special birthday wishes for your children to make their day extra fun and memorable with these cheerful messages.

  1. Blow the candles and dig into your birthday cake. Share a slice of the cake with me. Happy birthday!
  2. A wish made on a birthday is granted super soon. Go wild and make tons of crazy wishes. Happy birthday, kid!
  3. Drum rolls” It’s the birthday of someone very special. May you have a fantastic birthday.
  4. You know what rhymes with May, Your birthday! Happy birthday, champ!
  5. Birthdays are the best excuse to sit and binge-watch all the Disney movies. Go ahead and watch all your favourite ones. Happy birthday!
  6. Time is flying by so fast. Your rosy cheeks remind me of your infant days. Don’t grow up so quickly. May every day of your life be as special as your birthday. Happy birthday!
  7. Wishing you all the ice-cream, cupcakes, and marshmallows you can eat on your birthday. Gobble them up as quickly as you can. Happy birthday little munchkin!
  8. Congratulations you are turning older by another year today and getting closer to lose another tooth. Birthday greetings from the tooth fairy!
  9. A wish made on the birthday is granted super soon. Go wild and make tons of crazy wishes. Happy birthday, kid!
  10. What is more fun than breaking those toys? Your birthday! Happy birthday to a very special kid.

You can also bring more magic on your child’s special day with exciting educational games from Skillmatics, like Rapid Rumble | Board game (ages 6+), My Storybook Art Kit - All My Adventures (ages 5-10) and Foil Fun: Up in space | No Mess Art Kit (ages 4-9) to name a few. Check out the Skillmatics’ birthday gifts for kids collection today. To make your child’s birthday celebrations more special, you can save up to 25% on bulk orders for return gifting!

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, you can celebrate your children's special day with love, excitement, and unique messages by creating emotional birthday greetings for them. You can establish a deep connection that makes them feel treasured to fit their age, interests, and personality. Based on their age, you can explore a variety of educational birthday gifts for kids at Skillmatics. Visit Skillmatics to inculcate learning in your kids while playing mess-free games at home.

FAQs

  • How to wish happy birthday to a child  in a unique way?

You can make personalised video messages, customised birthday songs, surprise birthday parties, or handmade DIY cards. You can also make them play treasure hunts to make the party more fun and memorable. 

  • How to write birthday wishes for a child?

Think about what your child likes and write a message that will make them feel happy  and loved. You can also add some funny jokes and can say nice things about them.

  •  How can you make the birthday party of your child memorable?

You can make personalised video messages for all the family members and friends for a good surprise. You can also make them play some 1-minute games to make the party more interesting.

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Craft Ideas For Kids: 8 Mess-Free DIY Activities For Kids

Craft Ideas For Kids: 8 Mess-Free DIY Activities For Kids

Want to keep your kid engaged creatively but aren’t too sure about the mess that it could entail? We have put together a list of some of the best mess-free craft activities for kids that will make your kids enjoy their playtime while working wonders for acquainting them with different educational concepts as well.

No matter if you are looking for indoor crafts for your toddlers or pre-schoolers, you will get what you are looking for in this list of fun craft ideas for kids.

What makes these craft activities for kids super special is the fact that they are mess-free but do not compromise on the joy and excitement that they bring to your little ones.

Create A Mess-free Activity Zone For Kids With 8 Craft Ideas

Here are some mess-free activities for toddlers that can be super fun for your kids while being stress-free for you. You can check Skillmatics to get your hands on these fun craft kids for your little ones:

●     Foil Fun Activity

Skillmatics’ mess-free foil fun craft kits will enable your child to create shapes and figures using foil sheets. You can choose from a wide range of themes to pick something that piques your child’s interest.

●     Sticker Art Kit

A sticker art kit is also a great craft activity for kids. You can browse through the range of Skillmatics’ Dot it sticker art kits to choose your child’s favourite theme. This activity will be great for enhancing your child’s motor skills and creativity.

●     Fun With Foam

If you are looking for no-mess art for toddlers, you can always encourage them to create interesting shapes with foam sheets. These foam sticker crafts are easy and safe to use while being completely mess-free.

●     Scratch Art Book

This is a great craft idea for kids to help them utilise their time creatively and engagingly. This activity involves the use of a stylus for scratching a black paper to reveal interesting shapes and figures. You can choose from several themes and take a pick as per your kid’s choice.

●     Collage with Pre-cut Shapes

With the help of glue sticks and child safety scissors, your kid can create ingesting figures as per the instructions given in the Snip Snap art and crafts activity kit. This is an excellent mess-free craft for kids to hone their imagination and artistic skills. 

●     Printables

You can get a digital print of different designs to let your kid colour them. Printables can be used in several ways to create fun, exciting and mess-free craft activities for kids.

●     Dot Art

You can use a dotted pattern to be followed by your kid to create beautiful patterns. The idea is to put together a picture using dots which can be completed by your child using a crayon or pencil.

●     Crayon Rubbings

This is a simple yet enjoyable craft activity for kids that involves the placement of paper over a textured surface. After this, your kid can use a crayon over the paper to highlight the shape of the surface underneath.

 

The above-mentioned mess-free activities for toddlers will work wonders for fostering creativity, imagination and skill development in your little bundles of joy. In addition to being a great way to channel your child’s time and energy, these fun crafts can be pivotal in introducing some fundamental educational concepts to your kids, all while instilling the joy of learning in them.

From the vibrant realms of scratch art kits to the interesting charm of crayon rubbings, these mess-free art and craft kits for kids from Skillmatics will let you and your child enjoy some creatively quality time together.

 

 

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Joyful Treasures: 8 Unique & Cute Gift Ideas for Kids

Joyful Treasures: 8 Unique & Cute Gift Ideas for Kids

As parents, the joy of seeing our little ones light up with excitement is unparalleled. The sparkle in their eyes, the infectious laughter, and the sheer delight they express in receiving cute gifts is a treasure that melts our hearts.

 

But choosing presents for kids that are equally educational and engaging can be tricky. There is no shortage of kids' gift ideas but picking the ones that fit their age group is the real deal. While you are surfing through the net to find suitable educational gifts for kids, Skillmatics has your back. We bring you an amazing collection of educational games and activities that help children concentrate better, focus more, and assist in their cognitive development while making playtime more fun and engaging. Here’s a list of 8 gift ideas for kids that bring joy to their world:

Cute Gifts for Kids (0-3 Years)

The learning curve in the early years shapes the future of tiny tots. Their journey to acquire knowledge and learn more begins with toys that stimulate their senses and encourage early learning. Skillmatics has a collection of amazing gifts for children. The best ones are:

Peek-a-Boo Jungle Theme Interactive Soft Cloth Book

Peek-a-Boo Jungle Theme Cloth Book is a softcover book that helps kids get to learn animal names and opens up a new world of sounds, colours, and textures. This 8-page book also offers a pleasing sensory experience to kids to help them explore a new, exotic, and exciting realm!

Flash Cards for Toddlers

 

Make learning fun with Flash Cards for Toddlers: Letters, Numbers, Shapes & Colours, a set of 50 double-sided flash cards with realistic imagery. An excellent tool for teaching kids the letters of the alphabet, counting from one to ten, shapes, and colours!

 

 

Gift Ideas for Kids (3-6 Years)

As our kids grow, so do their interests and abilities. Skillmatics has perfect cute gifts for kids aged 3-6 years: 

 

Foil Fun Unicorns & Princesses No Mess Art Kit

Foil Fun Unicorn & Princesses is the perfect activity to hone your kid’s creative mind. This mess-free art kit is a fantastic pick as it allows your child to create beautiful, colourful foil pictures. This game is an avenue to bring your child’s imagination to life!

Grocery Set Play Food

Grocery set play food games are popular among kids aged 3-7 years old. Let your child sort, count and get to know the names of different food items as they become a master-chef.

Kids Present Ideas (6-9 Years)

Kids develop a keen interest in certain subjects and activities as they step into their elementary years. Brighten up their world by presenting educational gifts for kids like:

Space Explorers Write & Wipe Activity Mats

Bring outer space into your child’s grip by presenting space-themed activity mats. They not only entertain, but also stimulate learning in a fun and exciting way.

Newton's Tree STEM Toy

Newtown’s Tree STEM Toy helps sharpen qualities like teamwork, strategy, focus and concentration in your kids. Get a whole lot of laughter as players work together to build and balance the apple tree.

Gifts for Children (8-13 Years)

As kids enter their pre-teen years, their choice of games also changes. So help them learn as they grow with:

Hydraulic Launcher

Develop your kid’s cognitive abilities by helping them build a hydraulic launcher using STEM applications and concepts. It encourages them to experiment with tools and think critically.

Buildables Infinity Calendar

Your kid might already know how to find a date and time in a calendar, but the joy of checking a calendar knows no bounds when it’s made by them! Buildables Infinity Calendar is a fantastic choice for young teenagers, as it not only keeps them engaged but also introduces them to STEM concepts.

 

Gone are the days when choosing random off-the-shelf cute gifts for kids was enough. Parents now believe in helping kids partake in educational games such as Guess in 10  or Magical Scratch Art at a very young age to reshape their cognitive ability in a way that contributes to their growth and happiness.

 

Skillmatics offers a range of educational gifts for all-age kids that are not just cute but also enriching. Let learning accompany the joy of play, and watch your child light up with wonder and excitement. Happy gifting!

 

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Nurturing Futures: Importance of Child Growth & Development

Nurturing Futures: Importance of Child Growth & Development

Kids grow and learn right from the day they are born! All they need is appropriate direction to enable them to comprehend everything. Ensuring that your child receives only the best when learning and development can make a big difference in their early learning experience. Nearly 90% of brain development takes place in the first five years of life. The way they master the knowledge that enables them to progress is crucial.

Among other things that help in shaping the child, the importance of playing games always gains a top spot. By fostering values, connections, emotional intelligence and cognitive skills, the importance of games in child growth and development is boundless. When we reminisce about our childhood days, recalling the games we played—building forts, playing pretend, or turning sticks into swords—they still amuse us today. They were at the very core of our growth, serving as building blocks of development.

If you are also a parent to a little one, then this detailed guide is for you. Keep on reading to know how educational games play an important role in children’s growth and what you can do as parents.

Importance of Playing Games In Child Growth & Development

A child's imagination is a limitless, unexplored playground, every corner filled with potential adventures waiting to be discovered.

Children, by nature, are curious, and age-appropriate, interactive activities like The Quiet Book- A Sensory Activity Book from Skillmatics can help tap into their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental requirements from a very early age.

Additionally, introducing them to learning games like High-contrast flashcards can help children grow and develop fine motor skills essential for their cognitive development. Babbling, speaking their first words, and forming sentences, learning basic concepts like how to tell time, also contribute to a child’s growth and development.

The innocent smile on a child’s face after accomplishing a task not only melts our hearts but is a key factor in their emotional development. Playing alongside others, taking turns, and sharing, help develop their social skills.

How Parents Can Contribute To Kids' Growth & Development

Parenthood is the wildest rollercoaster ride a person can ever take. No matter how prepared you may think you are; there will be days you may fall short or feel inadequate. As this is the only phase in your life for which you do not get any formal training and all that you learn, is on the job, through your instincts. It involves the person you love the most in this world - Your Child.

Just the sheer responsibility of shaping a child's growth and development, helping them blossom into happy and healthy individuals can be daunting at times.

As parents, we often underestimate the crucial role of play in children’s development. Building sandcastles under the sun or sailing paper boats during bath time—these seemingly simple moments forge bonds stronger than any super glue.

The importance of playing games doesn't diminish as children grow older; it simply takes on new forms. Educational games help in kids’ growth, a board game like Skillmatics Rapid Rumble (category board game) is a breeding ground for social development, offering valuable opportunities to express oneself clearly, listen and collaborate effectively.

Similarly, a friendly cricket game not only fosters children's physical growth but also cultivates teamwork, leadership, and resilience. These lessons carry forward, even for older students. Whether through the thrill of educational games, or the shared laughter of a cooperative board game, fostering a love of play empowers students to learn, connect, and thrive in all aspects of life.

Educational Games Which Play The Significance Role in Kids' Development

While deciphering the value of games is still a pretty tough nut to break, there are engaging and educational games for every age group of kids. Let’s check out a list of educational games that can play a significant role in kids’ development.


1. Learning Games for Infants

Being with an infant, you cannot get enough of watching their soft, round faces, expressive eyes, small nose, and chubby cheeks. Apart from this being the cutest stage of a child’s life, it is also a crucial learning stage. Talking to your baby and describing what you see, helps foster their language and sensory skills. High Contrast & LNSC Flash Cards (early learning) from Skillmatics are the best in serving this purpose.

2. Fun Learning Toys and Games for Toddlers

Toddlers are at a fascinating stage of development, eager to learn and explore. Choosing the right toys and games can give you results, that you never imagined. Soft cloth book and flashcards for toddlers from Skillmatics can help your curious toddler build on his/her curiosity.

3. Interactive Play Games For Preschoolers

Pre-schoolers are bursting with energy and curiosity, ready to take the world by storm! Keeping them engaged and learning through play is rewarding in itself. Educational games from Skillmatics like Dot it! With Magnets (art activity) or Piece and play puzzle game) will spark their imagination and ignite their development.

4. Knowledge Base Games For School Goings

Ditch the boring conventional mathematical drills and whip up interactive ways to teach kids. Games such as Skillmatics’ Multiplication Flash Cards, are an effective way for school-going kids to master the art of multiplication.

Final Thoughts

Imagine opening a treasure chest overflowing with laughter, adventure, and learning. That's the gift of play to a child. Exploring interests freely through games contributes to children’s growth. Play isn't just about fun; it's a powerful brain gym, challenging minds, and boosting creativity and unconventional thinking. For a busy student, it's a vital escape hatch, reducing stress and anxiety, and providing a much-needed mental break to promote emotional well-being. If you are thinking of adding value to your child’s playtime, then check out a range of mess-free educational and learning games from Skillmatics that are designed by experts.

Frequently Asked Questions Importance of Games In Child’s Growth & Development

 

Why is early childhood development crucial?

It’s crucial because it lays the foundation for a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being.

How can parents promote healthy child development?

Providing a loving and secure environment conducive to learning and engaging in responsive playing helps in a child’s development.

What is the relationship between play and child development?

Play is crucial, it shapes brains, builds bodies, and nurtures hearts, setting children up for lifelong success and happiness.

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