During the first months of a baby's life, play and stimulation are an important factor in its intellectual and psychomotor development. As soon as the baby is able to grasp objects voluntarily and consciously, it would be best to think about offering him a activity cube.
This type of early learning game works on several levels, but which one to choose? This is what we will see in this article.
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What is an activity cube?
The activity cube is a kind of construction game that can help the child to develop different skills. In principle, this consists of placing objects of different sizes in a large cube dedicated to this purpose.
This type of game is part of the Early learning activities for babies, it intervenes in various aspects of the child's development. These are :
- From the development of motor skills ;
- On the coordination between vision and touch ;
- The development of autonomy and initiative;
- To understand the consequences of actions taken;
- From the development of imagination and creativity.
At what age can babies be introduced to the activity cube?
The activities of the awakening cube are recommended from the moment the child can grasp and manipulate the objects consciously, i.e. from the age of 3 to 4 months. The awakening cube is a game that develops children's intelligence, helping them to better understand and assimilate the most basic mental actions.
Alongside other types of games such as early learning books for babiesThe activity cube helps children to develop their sense of humour.observation and understanding of what is around them. It is also a game to help the baby learn to act and implement what he has understood.
What are the types of activity cubes?
There are various types of activity cubes. Some even offer several activities in each of the five visible sides of the cube. Indeed, on the same activity cube toy, one can find construction activities, sounds (piano and other instruments), alphabet letters, etc.
Some more sophisticated models offer more complex activities. For example, the baby places letters of the alphabet on the giant cube that recognises each letter by making the appropriate sound. On the other side, the piano keys help the baby to explore the sounds of music.
Other types of cubes allow the child to discover shapes, colours and numbers, all with fun sounds and lights.
Depending on the type of game or objective, a distinction is made between :
- Shield cubes;
- From labyrinth cubes ;
- Discovery cubes;
- Cubes for learning numbers and letters;
- From musical cubesand many others
As a rule, learning blocks are designed in wood with dimensions of 50 cm3.