Brain Activities for Kids

Brain activities for kids are actually real brain boosters that could be fun and provide learning opportunities for kids. These activities help kids develop their verbal and motor skills really fast. They not only boost up kids’ motor skills, but also nourish the bond between you and your kid.

Brain activities for kids

From the infant life to a talking toddler, the life’s transformations are really amazing. The preschooler is entirely different in behavior. That is why as parents, we need to help kids to boost their knowledge and capability of doing things by providing activities that are helpful for their growth. Brain activities are such helpful ways that parents can create a best learning environment around the kids. By providing an environment which is helpful for the brain development of kids, you can expect successful growth of your kid who is good at emotional, social, cognitive and academic skills.

Here are some of the brain activities for kids that can really help him to grow with necessary skills including best academic skills.

Mazes

Brain activities for kids

These are excellent brain boosting activities that address a range of skills as well. Maze books are available in different sizes and for all age groups. Making your kid solve mazes will improve his/her visual motor skill. It needs your child to scan his/her eyes throughout the page to find out a solution. It also needs that your kid draws a line within the maze without touching the outer lines, which helps control the pencil with his/her fingers.

Another major advantage of Mazes includes problem solving ability. Kids will think the best possible way to solve the problem. He will also learn the mistakes he did after a maze he couldn’t solve fast.

I introduced mazes for my kid when he was 2 years plus. At that time, he was attending playgroup classes. Introducing mazes is not easy for parents who don’t have special early childhood educational training. It was same with me. However, we received the work books from Gakken and it was the right time to introduce him mazes. After completing Gakken series of books for Mazes, my kid is really good at such activities.

Mind metrics

Brain Activities for Kids

This includes riddles for kids, which bring intellectual humor to your kids. You will be able to increase your kids’ vocabulary. Another metrics include jokes for kids, which help relax your kid while increasing his/her thinking ability.

There are books which include riddles and activities that include mind metrics. These are always great ideas to help kids to boost their brain development and thinking abilities.

Pretend Plays and role plays

Kids develop their imaginary skills from their age of 3. You would want to improve their imaginary skills by means of doing some role plays. You can play something like make your kid act as doctor, policeman or teacher and see how it help in developing his/her imaginary skills.

Brain Activities for Kids

Role playing as a doctor at the Lol Playland

When my kid reached his 3 years of age, he started role playing. He started those activities before we help him.

Once I understood the benefit of helping him to pretend play or imaginary play, I surrounded him with pretend play opportunities. These include pretend play toys and our visits to playgrounds which help for role play activities.

Board games and puzzles

Games like snakes and ladders; Ludo, Chess, etc teach your kid the concept about rules, skill to find patterns, team work and ability to plan further steps. Although I couldn’t try such board games with my kid, we are really interesting solving jigsaw puzzles.

Brain Activities for Kids

My kid was just 2 years old when I introduced jigsaw puzzles for him. At first, we used simple puzzles and later I introduced him 12-16 pieces puzzles. All these were really helpful for him to develop his thinking and solving skills. At the same time, he improves his attention skills. Do you know that kids are with very short span of concentration? By doing activities such as board games and puzzles, you can easily help your kid to improve his concentration.

Above are some of the brain activities which we use at our home. If you look for brain activities for kids, these can be helpful. It is easy to find toys that are helpful for developing kids’ brain. Also there are books which include mazes. Jigsaw puzzles are always easy to find for really few dollars.

Choose few brain activities for kids and help them develop faster in thinking and solving skills!

 

 

Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is an Engineer by profession and currently works as a freelancer.

49 Comments

Jasmine Hewitt

about 4 months ago

I love all these activities! Can't wait for my son to be old enough for mazes

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 4 months ago

Doing mazes is really interesting.Not only your kid,you will also love to solve those same as I do.. :)

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Elizabeth Brico

about 3 months ago

My kids are still too young for the first too, but they love puzzles and pretend play. This is a great list, I totally agree!

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

puzzles and pretend play activities are really exciting.My kid also enjoyed such activities from the young days!

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Ryan

about 3 months ago

Remember Mad Libs?! haha. I loved those. Mazes were always a favorite of mine too

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Some old school games are still valid for kids :)

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Caitlin

about 3 months ago

I used to love doing these things when I was younger and I can't wait to introduce them to my kids when they are older as well!

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Paula Medronho

about 3 months ago

These are great suggestions. My boys absolutely love doing puzzles so we have a mountain of them at home :-)

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

yes,puzzles are really interesting.It is same here too :)

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peter of Feed Your Soul Too

about 3 months ago

The ideas and activities are great. We totally need to support our kids and give them the best chance to succeed in life.

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Nellwyn

about 3 months ago

I loved doing puzzles with my grandparents as a kid, good to know all that time was educational! I'll have to share with post with my friends who have kids.

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Sincerely Ophelia

about 3 months ago

This is so adorable. Lovin the activities. I'm not a mom yet, but will share these to my younger cousins and friends with kids. Love it so much!

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Jessi Joachim

about 3 months ago

How fun! I love These are great! i love educational and learning based activities. I try to do stuff like this with my daughter often.

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Amber Myers

about 3 months ago

What fun activities for kids. My kids always liked to do the puzzles.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Puzzles are my kid's favourite too... :)

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Muna Kenny

about 3 months ago

Your baby is so adorable, God bless! My son is much older now, but I would have appreciated these brain activities then, it is fun and so engaging!

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Thank you.Yes,such activities are fun and interacting...

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Biljana N.

about 3 months ago

Very interesting read. My 3 year old loves puzzles and all sorts of "thinking" games.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

puzzles are really interesting and good way to spend time with kids.. :)

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stacey

about 3 months ago

I read that mazes are great for all ages. They keep your mind in a state of awareness.

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Sondra Barker

about 3 months ago

This is such a great post. There is a Pretend City in Irvine and my friends kids go there all the time. They can role play almost every major career field and do things that stimulates their young minds.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Such playgrounds are really great for kids.These days I also take my kid to such places to help him with pretend playing.:)

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Jessica

about 3 months ago

I love that some of the activities we were doing as kids are now being recognized as proper ways to encourage fun and teaching. Roleplaying for example - I know when I was younger it never was talked about as being educational, nor did anyone really bother to do it with me (other than my sister of course). I think kids can learn practical skills while they exercise their imaginations!

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

yes,nowadays there are many suggestions for early childhood education.But,naturally we've done those during our childhood days.Role play is always a great idea for kids to be creative.

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Molly

about 3 months ago

Great post, you did a great job showing the different types of Brain Activities for kids. I think it is very important to teach kids at a young age to love learning because its that foundation that they will build from. xo, Molly

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Thanks.It is interesting to see how fast little kids grab the new ideas. :)

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madpawn

about 3 months ago

Interesting post! Will definitely keep that in mind for the day I'm going to need these tips

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Nay

about 3 months ago

My two love pretend play. It's really my youngest develop her vocabulary too.

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Erin Fesperman

about 3 months ago

I've read that roll playing is such an amazing way to stimulate young minds! I love doing this with my niece when I visit her (and I think she likes it too!)

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Good part of role playing is that kids love it.So,it is a fun way to help them to learn :)

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Ranesha

about 3 months ago

My nephews love things that can make, create, or build. They also have a passion for musical instruments. I appreciate your post I learned somethings

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Glad this post is helpful.Yes,kids learn through play.

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Chloe

about 3 months ago

The beautiful things about children is how big their imagination can be! I loved playing role play as a child, I used to have a big box of dress ups!

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Karen Jolly

about 3 months ago

The role playing of the kiddos is very fun to observe. There's nothing nicer to see kids growing and developing in every stage of their lives.

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Elizabeth O.

about 3 months ago

I love brain activities for kids especially the ones that include playing. I think it's an awesome way to help develop their analytical skills.

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DreamCatcherGirlPH

about 3 months ago

puzzles and coloring book are one of the most good brain activities for the kids instead of letting them touch a gadget at early age. This more faster to help them develop their brain cells in different and yet simple act of activities.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Agree.Although I allow my kid to use phone apps under my control,I always surround him with colouring books,puzzles and other educational toys.Seems,those are really helpful for him to grow with logical thinking!

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Oyinkan Ogunleye

about 3 months ago

I love games that allow children to learn at the same time! Sooo amazing!

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Nora

about 3 months ago

Aww! I loved all these when I was younger. We did a lot of puzzles and played that we were doctors, police, etc. with my friends. :) All those activities sure are good for kids' brains.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

True,even I was same as a kid.Now I enjoy watching my child :)

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theresa

about 3 months ago

Can't wait for my baby ti do all those things you mentioned. He's currently 7 months and I am letting him play with lights and sounds. Also he's curious with textures now so I am introducing different textures to him. Can't wait to buy hm books and puzzles once he's a little older.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

Yes,parenting experiences are really exciting because we as mothers have lot of interesting things to explore with them.When my son was few months old,I used kids floor mats for him.Those are with alphabet and numbers and with different colours. Day by day he learned how to remove the letters and numbers from the mat.I think that was the beginning of puzzles before introducing the jigsaw puzzles. :)

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Pooja Krishna

about 3 months ago

Great share and pictures. I used a lot of tactile and sensory materials which were a big hit, fun and learning wise!

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Jill

about 3 months ago

Ooh! I have tried everything you have mentioned here! These are one of the things that made my childhood fun. I don't know about other kids, but I certainly enjoyed solving puzzles, doing maze and role playing! I still do role playing even if I am already an adult. Lol I have to admit, doing those stuff, made me learn a lot!

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Crystal

about 3 months ago

These are such great suggestions. It's so important to stimulate the brain of a child for growth.

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Shahntay Simpson

about 3 months ago

I agree, it's really great to invest the money in sending the kids to a summer camp so they can continue developing. I sent my son and daughter to preschools and afterschool lego and I saw a complete difference.

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Johna

about 3 months ago

Interesting! It's great to get kids thinking. When I was younger I had like this education toy that helped me spell. I loved it! Plus interactive computer games, still remember some of the thing I learnt from it! :P

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Swayam Tiwari

about 3 months ago

I think you forgot to include reading as an important mind stimulant. Reding helps brain analyze situations at its own pace. It simply dies not accept them in the case of reading. To me, reading books and newspapers is an important mental exercise.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 3 months ago

yes true,reading helps to calm down,concentrate and gain knowledge.I should include that in this post...Thanks for reminding.

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