Buying this set was one of the best parenting decisions I've made so far. The first was having my son evaluated by the NYS Early Intervention Program for developmental delays.
Having felt very frustrated by the fact that I needed to guess at what Equis was trying to tell me, I was excited when he started receiving social services to help him improve his cognitive (thinking and reasoning) and communication (talking and understanding language) skills.
Here are the top five ways a kid's table can aid your child's development:
Imagine you're in a room where everything is not quite your size and feeling overwhelmed by your sheer inability to get items you want--like the shrunken Alice in Wonderland being unable to reach the key on the table. A table that is sized for your child ensures he'll feel safe and secure. Even better, he automatically knows he can take whatever activity he wants to play with straight to the table because it's his space.
3. Helps your child to focus. Equis is easily distracted, and the table helps him to focus during structured play, which helps him to learn more efficiently.
Having a space to call his own, knowing that the table is his designated "work" space and being able to better focus on the task at hand has already helped Equis to advance developmentally. Equis now vocalizes more sounds, says short words like "Uh Oh" and "Wow" and is far more excited to play with his special educator and speech therapist now that they do so at the table.
Now if only I can get Equis to stop cleverly dragging the chairs around the house to reach the light switches!
Do you think there are the benefits of children having their own table?
What items helped your child with their development?