Have you been thinking about buying toys for your children? Are you uncertain of what to buy? Well, you can never go wrong with educational toys. You don’t have to wait until you are trying to find a gift for your child for a birthday or Christmas before getting an educational toy; it’s something that you should think of doing all throughout the year.
There is a vast array of educational toys on the market to enlighten a child and expand their learning experience.
What to look for
You want to buy toys that target the child’s language, visual conception and their motor skills. Children learn better when they use their senses are engaged. You should also make sure that the toy allows the child to learn new ideas and concepts. So you should buy toys that challenge your child; stimulate the senses, make them laugh and giggle in pleasure and train their muscles.
Talk to other parents to see what they are buying for their children. You can start by approaching mothers who have children that go to your child’s day care.
Here are some tips that you can use in choosing the educational toys that are right for your children:
For a six month old baby – You should consider buying colorful toys and toys that make lots of noise. Toys such as soft blocks are safe to play with.
Six to nine months – You should consider building blocks and stacking toys. If you want to put the fun in your child’s day, you can make bath time enjoyable for your child by purchasing toys that your child can learn with while taking a bath.
One year old kids will love toys that they can push or pull such as stacking blocks and nesting cups.
Stuffed toys are wonderful for a child’s imagination. For children who are older than one year, it is found that they love to use their imagination. What better way than to have a stuffed toy that they can name and call their friend and possibly inspire a world of play. Toys like this can also help a child identify and bond with something safe and familiar if mom isn’t always around. In fact, some kids this age will not go to bed without their favourite stuffed bear! It is a way that they feel attached especially if they have to sleep alone and hate sleeping alone.
A child that is already talking and walking will become bored easily, so you want to find learning toys that allow them to use their motor skills in drawing, for example. There is a toy that comes with an erasable screen and pencil. The child can write or draw anything on the screen and erase it afterwards. This prevents them from writing on your walls as well. However, the best educational toy is one that allows them to use their cognitive skills, such as a toy laptop or a toy that comes with a book and an audio tape. Mentally, this will help the child to develop faster than usual, especially in reading.
There are many different educational toys that you can choose for your younger children and your older children. However, be sure to choose toys that will uplift, and promote learning for your children.
Educational toys such as puzzles and specific games are ideal to challenge your child’s mental capacity. As long as it is fun, it will enhance your child’s curiosity and make them want to learn. Start looking for toys that teach your young child how to identify different shapes because at the same time as learning basic concepts, that can prove exciting and fun for them.
Technology has proven to be very innovative as the years go by, so you won’t have trouble finding educational toys for your children!