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It is common to see that very young children today own a large box of toys: electric trains, remote control cars, voice control plane etc. all are equipped with multi-functions and bright colors. However, children will leave these toys alone after playing a few times. Children education experts said that different toys are suitable for children of different age groups, and parents should not buy the complex multi-functional toys for the baby too early, otherwise it may not be conducive to children’s normal growth and intellectual development.
Before the age of 5, children’s intelligence cannot yet reach the degree of high-tech toys. Appropriate toys should be those children can try to manage after make a certain effort. If let children too early contact with those complicated toys they cannot manage smoothly, they would lose interest and also miss developing opportunity in the critical growing stage.
The toys made today have their place in a childs world. However, to appreciate the versatility and longevity of toys, children need to experience playing with classical wooden toys. The first wooden toys found date back to 1100 B.C. from the time of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. Around the 1500s, Germany started mass production of wooden toys. The plastic toys made today, while entertaining, will not stand the test of time like the nostalgic wooden ones of yesterday. Fortunately, a few places continue to make toys from wood.
Wooden toys have the distinction of being handed down from grandparent to grandchild, lending a sentimental value to the treasure. Most wooden toys have fewer moving parts and are built stronger than toys made today. They are not just something to keep kids occupied. They play an important role in a childs development. Children interacting with toys learn gross and fine motor skills, creativity, and hand to eye coordination. They also learn problem-solving techniques using toys that make them think.