SkillSetListAt The Learning Journey International, we do extensive research before the development of each of our toys. Children learn by doing. All of our toys are designed to be interactive, and use both sides of the brain.

We have also categorized them by skill set so that parents know exactly what skill the toy will strengthen. You can learn more about this process here.

Below are some common terms you will see on our site, and some additional information about what they mean.

+ self-correcting: challenges the child to make corrections independently. For example, all of our Match It! Puzzles are self- correcting, meaning that they won’t fit together unless the child has the correct match.

+ hand-eye coordination: encourages children to use vision to coordinate their hand movements. This can be developed by playing with puzzles or electronic learning devices. This coordination begins at infancy, and we have many toys to help with hand-eye coordination development throughout childhood.

+ cause/effect: learning the relationship between an action and what the result of that action is. For instance, pressing a button on one of our Colors and Shapes games will have different effects depending on the mode, either saying the color/shape or playing a song.

+ problem-solving: Our Teaching Time Clock has a quiz mode that asks your child to move the hands on his face to match the time displayed on his screen. The Match It! Mis Primeras Palabras introduces basic Spanish, and helps your child find correct puzzle pieces to match. All of our toys encourage the child to solve a problem, and to solve it independently. Solving a problem on his or her own is very rewarding for children!

We are available to help you choose the right toy for your child based on age or skill level. As you are browsing, contact us any time with questions and we will be happy to help!