Children learn to control both large and small muscle groups through play. This means they need a variety of activity for both large movements and balance and small movements that help them manipulate small items using their fingers. Lacing cards are fun for children because it is like sewing and the cards and string are colorful and durable. Using various colors of lacing string and cards can help a child learn colors and learn to mix and match various colors. It takes patience to sit and lace cards, so while doing so, children also develop attention skills to help them sit and finish the task at hand.
Schools, daycare centers and churches can all benefit from having learning toys for the children they care for. A variety of puzzles, lacing cards and various arts and crafts help the child learn while having fun. They are all also good entertainment and keep children occupied while learning and developing necessary skills. When choosing games and toys for children, take the age and skill level into consideration and remember that children love colorful, cute of funny pictures. Learning games should be inviting and a fun activity that holds a child's attention to be an effective learning tool.