June 14, 2024

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Preschool Toys & Activities Promote Zest For Mastering Basic Skills

By Aire Norell

The best of modern technology meets the classics in today´s preschool toys and activities. More families with dual incomes and higher educational backgrounds demand creative and developmental toys for preschoolers that encourage problem solving ability, visual perception and manual dexterity—the foundation for reading, writing and math. Parents also want preschool children to build self-esteem and learn social skills from positive role models that will help them adjust to the school environment.

Baby Basketball by TINY TOT SPORTS INC.

Baby Basketball by TINY TOT SPORTS INC.Baby Basketball ($16.99 DVD, $14.99 VHS) starts preschoolers off on the right foot toward a lifetime of physical fitness and sports fun. Both boys and girls develop confidence, self-esteem, goal-setting, and personal achievement through involvement in athletics. At an age when learning social skills is vital, this interactive, entertaining video series promotes positive interactions through sports by emphasizing sharing, friendship and teamwork. With engaging characters like "Jamaal Jammer," "Randy Roundball," "Coach Hardcourt," and the Tiny Tot Sports Team, this video is a slam dunk. - Aire Norell 9/1/2004 (MSRP: $16.99; Age: 0 to 6)

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