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Motor skills

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am

Cuter scooter

Not only is the scooter one of the most popular two-wheeled vehicles for children, it's also easy to store in tight places. The Ybike Glider is designed for children aged three years and up, to help with co-ordination and balance skills. Two front wheels and a wide wheel at the back help keep the scooter balanced as the child leans their body left or right to steer. Pushing down on the rear wheel cover acts as a brake. HK$549 at the Early Learning Centre, units 4-6, Level 9, MegaBox Square 5, 38 Wang Chiu Rd, Kowloon Bay, tel: 2359 0018

Catch them if you can

With three crabs, three fishes, three octopuses and three turtles, as well as two fishing rods, the Fishing Sea Creatures game is designed to help children develop hand-eye co-ordination as they use the fishing sticks to 'catch' the marine animals. HK$45 at www.montessoritime.com.hk

For space cadets

The wooden rocket puzzle combines several aspects of play in one product. As well as being a puzzle that children have to work out how to put back together, assembling the rocket encourages good motor skill development. The five-piece puzzle is magnetised to help younger children who are just developing these skills, by jumping into place. The rocket also comes with a wooden spaceman. HK$270 at Jellybean, shop A, 138 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2527 8600

Piece offering

Motor, sensory and counting skills are tested with the Smart Snacks Trail Mix & Match. Children can learn about the sense of touch by feeling the items inside the bag, match and count the pieces, and practise motor skills by lacing together the contained pretzels, peanuts, crackers and cookies. HK$140 at Toys Club, 1913 Horizon Plaza, 2 Lei Wing St, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2836 0875

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