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For most parents navigating through the vast selection of toys in the market can be a daunting task. Every parent wants their child to develop well and many want to provide their children with toys that will encourage and support this development, however most are unaware as to where to start looking for educational toys for their children.
Educational toys are those that in some way foster and help develop a childs skills be it their cognition, fine and gross motor ability, social interactions or creative talents. Educational toys are more than just gimmicks and provide a child with a stepping-stone to better developed skills.
Physical expression and play are only things a baby understands. Your facial expression and body language can make them giggle and same with the play. Play is an essential part of child’s learning and development. Play keeps them active; they develop a sense of discovery. It improves their cognitive psychomotor and social capabilities. Toys are the great part of little one’s tiny activities. A simple toy can make your child laugh with joy. Most of the parents buy the toys which they consider will suit the child not actually the one that really suits. Here are the few steps to know what exactly you need to buy for tiny toddler from wide array of toys.
It is the safety that comes first. Before buying toys make sure they are free from toxic elements, for this carefully read the toy’s contents and buy the only quality guarantee product. Babies have the habit of tasting everything around them so check for the loose part as it can make a child choke. Toys should be free from pointed parts as these parts can pinched the child. Check by yourself also. Make sure that it should not be so brittle that might it broke into baby’s mouth.
It is important to choose a toy in accordance with baby’s age development. Toys are created with special purpose which is only understood by child of a particular age. It is the responsibility of parents to buy the kind of toys suitable for baby according to age. To know if a toy is suitable for your baby or not read the instructions on label where a special age group is also recommended.
Buy the educational toys. They are helpful in improving the baby’s hand-eye coordination and visual skills. A child’s mind is full of vivid imagination, acknowledges new concepts and ideas therefore it is important to buy the toys that make sound and has bright colors especially multi color toy are preferred for better visual stimulation. Apart from fun educational toys increase creativity, coordination, social and emotional resilience. To optimize the baby’s nerves stimulation through five senses eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin educational toys are excellent.
Mostly parents buy the toys of their interest, not from the point of view or interest of babies. Provide them toys which fulfill their sense of discovery. For a new born it is a alien world with growing age he or she started to discover more and more about it, so the toys which actually interest them should have strong contrasting colors, lights, sound and funny faces.
Besides buying educational toys, you can also purchase a toy that helps your baby to know the real world. For instance baby Hot Wheels Turbo Twister track set, Hot Wheels Trail Blazer Track set, Funskool Disney Guess Who, Mini Scrabble Cards etc. Read the rest of this entry »