As we look at our kids we want to get them toys that not only reward values and lessons form their preferred TV programs but that they will also love playing with. When it comes to children’s TV shows, there is no greater example than the respected and long running Sesame Street that provided an amazing learning experience for its audience. And best of all as Sesame Street has turned 40; many parents can remember and reminisce about their own preferred characters. There are tons of quality Sesame Street toys that kids will love.
There are many things to look for in finding a good toy for your child.
First, make sure that the toy is age appropriate. Sometimes it it best not to look at the manufacturers age as set in stone. If you research online, the toy maybe tested from an independent testing center which may recommend their own age testimonial.
A word of mouth testimonial can go along way.
Second, you will want to find a toy that has educational appeal. An ideal toy can both promote your child’s learning and have fun simultaneously. Many educational toys have gotten a bad rap because they seem to be very noisy more than anything else. But many leaning toys are wonderful toys that can not only keep your child occupied but interested in what they are learning form the toy. The popular Elmo toy outweighs the benefit of teaching over being somewhat noisy.
The last thing to consider is that you will need to get involved. You will find it very important when you see your child with the toy to show them how to use it. The social bond you will get from playing with your child is irreplaceable. By searching to what you do, your child will learn quicker and in doing so have more fun playing with the toy.
This is very true with popular learning toys where with just a little bit of interaction you child will gain the independence of using the toy properly and will look to you to reward the learning.
You will find that discovering the right toy can be a learning experience for both you and your child. Try to find reputable brands that provide effective learning on screen like Handy Manny. Look to your child and make note of what they enjoy to play with and how they like learn.