This Holiday season, we are making sure our kids have a nice diversity of gifts – from books, toys and clothes. How about some toys that exercise the brain? There are some fabulous toys on the market that your kids will have fun with and get those brains a workin’!
Marbles: The Brain Store is a unique destination with more than 200 hand-picked, expert-tested products focused on strengthening and entertaining the brain – and letting you and your kids have fun while you’re doing it.
A few top holiday picks for kids from Marbles’ CEO (and mom), Lindsay Gaskins:
PigzUp! is a fast, fun and good-for-your-brain game featuring very cute little piggie heads. Players who get matching cards have to immediately race and be the quickest to stack up the requested number of piggies. Builds counting and color recognition skills and boosts hand-eye coordination, which experts say helps kids learn to read. $24.99, 4 & up.
OgoSport is a floatable, portable, durable, waterproof and flexible game that helps relieve stress by bouncing balls up to 150 feet off mini trampolines. Ogosport Disk provides hours of adaptable entertainment for the whole family while boosting concentration and hand-eye coordination. It even works with snowballs! $24.99 for 12-inch and $34.99 for 15-inch.
Magic Labyrinth is a popular, one-of-a-kind memory game with hidden mazes and a mystical theme that will help your child improve his/her ability to keep track of locations, people and hidden paths to win the game. The object is to be the first person to collect 5 tokens from the board before your opponent. But the trick is you must remember where hidden walls are that block your way. $29.99, 6 & up.
Wobble - You’d never guess that a teetering game board, a wobbling ball and discs hanging in the balance could teach kids to read. But according to experts, games that improve hand-eye coordination can help kids do just that. Whether you’re six and learning to read or 106 and trying to keep your brain in tip-top shape, Wobble Game will provide hours of fun while you enhance hand-eye coordination and give the ‘ol cerebellum a workout. (In case you were wondering, that’s your brain’s coordination center.) Just add, move or replace discs on the edge of the game board in order to get the ball in the right hole and win the game. SRP $24.99
Fun and Affordable Stocking Stuffers:
Marbles Mind Putty – Evolution Blue – Non-toxic, fun and mushy! Ideal stress-reducer. Also good for kids who like to entertain themselves and see the colors change as they move, shape and bend it. $10.99, 3 & up.
Marbles Tic Tac Two – The object of this two-player game is to get three in a row, like classic TicTacToe. But, the unique design of TicTacTwo turns traditional game play on its ear by allowing the grid to move along the board. Play this game over and over again and never see the same strategy twice. SRP $9.99, 12 & up.
Head on over to Marbles: The Brain Store to see all of their selections!