Archive for February, 2012
Compared to the language symbol system of social convention, toy is much more handy “language” to baby. Toy is like a book without words, or a open “textbook”, It leaves learner a large self-construction, imagination space and stimulates the baby’s express desire and create baby a suitable language environment for free expression.
Children develop their oral language in the process playing with toys. Exchange baby toys and play methods to get language in depicting progress. Such as “can I play with your car?” “Can I join in the blocks game with you?” “Can I use my pig for your duck?” “Yes.” “Good.” “Play with me “. From dialogues between two babies we can be seen how they use polite languages appropriately.
Toddler toys should be designed very carefully. You will find that toys specifically targeted to the toddler age group are bright, colourful, multi-functional and encourage a range of different types of activities.
Many of us know, toddlers that are forced to do something they don’t want produce a grumpy toddler, which would explain why open-ended toys are also very common. There is no correct way or completion of a task so a toddler has the freedom to do what they please. The “one best way” style toys should be avoided as the toddler will soon get bored.
The natural behaviour seems to match the type of toddler toys on the market. For example, when a child becomes a toddler you will find they become increasingly interested and curious in their surroundings; touching, playing and fiddling with anything they can get their hands on.