It is not until about the age of ten or twelve that the brain is fully communicating between both hemispheres. Movement is critical for cognition especially for young children because it provides the learner with the opportunity to utilize both sides of the brain. We all rely on movement in the learning experience.
Activities like manipulating a Tangle help children and adults stay engaged and focused by enhacing the attention. Tangles also help to relieve minor stress, to improve the range of hand motion and to strengthen finger muscles. Tangles can be used as from 3 years old.