Jewish crafts are great for hands on learning. When children are in early developmental stages, they really benefit from tactile and aural experiences. Recent neurological studies suggest that brain development during the first few years of life can impact personality and intelligence for years to come. If your youngster starts learning about Jewish identity early, he or she will more likely to embrace the culture as an adult.
What kinds of Jewish crafts are most popular with children today? Many children actually prefer the more traditional Jewish crafts, like building sets and blocks of the Hebrew Aleph Bet. Others enjoy games and puzzles and more active media oriented crafts. Fortunately, we at OyToys have an enormous selection, so you should be able to find the right items for your child.
Engaging Jewish Crafts
When children play, they subconsciously engage in intense neural activity. On the other hand, when children lounge around on the couch and soak in front of the television all day, they suffer decreased neural activity in the short term and possible behavioral problems the long term. In other words, when you supply your children with exciting educational crafts, you protect them from bad developmental influences.
Finally, given the increasingly secular tone of modern society, it's harder and harder for Jews to encourage cultural thinking without appearing over the top or "too religious." When you introduce Jewish toys to children at a young age, you pave the way for natural and rapid cultural learning. Moreover, since our crafts tell so many exciting Jewish stories, your youngster can't help but be engaged.