At the sight of toys, any child’s eyes light up. Sometimes it seems that in children craving for toys is laid down on an instinctive level. The reason is that toys allow the child to fulfill his need to use his imagination and to explore new things.

In addition to the entertaining function, toys develop the child, help him become smarter, smarter; preparing him for adulthood.

For a child, the best toy is the one he chose himself. When he enjoys the toy, it is easier for him to learn something new, to get the necessary experience.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right toy for your little one.

choice of toys

Choose toys that are appropriate for your child’s age. A toy designed for an older age can be difficult for a child. He will either deal with her for a long time, or he will not be able to play with her at all. This will cause the child to abandon the toy and worse, this failure can affect his sense of self-confidence. A toy designed for younger children will be boring and uninteresting for your child.

Choose toys that match the gender of your child.

Take a look at your childto make it easier for you to understand his interests, preferences, his skills, what are his favorite characters. This will help you understand what he really likes.

Give preference to those toys that are aimed at developing the imagination. These are multifunctional toys, the process of playing with which is not limited to one or two actions. It is better, for example, to buy soft toy, which the child will be able to twirl, bend and invent different games with her participation, than to buy a battery-powered toy, which can only turn its head and make sounds. Toys that stimulate children’s imagination and imagination, allow the child to realize their ideas, develop their creative potential. Studies have shown that such toys also help develop speech and improve memory and attention.

Choose toys that your child can take apart or reshape. They develop the baby’s spatial thinking and help him gain knowledge about the variety of shapes, colors and sizes.

Offer your child a variety of toys to play with that will help him develop different skills.

Here is a list of the useful qualities of some groups of toys.

  • Toys that can be used for role-playing games. These include cubes, toy transport, animal figurines, dolls. They help to recreate the real world, according to their own idea of ​​the latter.
  • Toys with which you can carry out various types of manipulations. These include constructors, puzzles, toys with connecting parts. They are aimed at developing fine motor skills and coordination of movements.
  • Creative toys such as drawing paper, paintsscissors, glue and mass for modeling encourage self-expression, which is an essential skill for solving problems of various kinds.
  • Toys for the development of physical activity. These include bicycles, skipping ropes, balls. They allow children to control their energy, develop strength and coordination in the child.
  • Strategy games such as card games, dominoes, chess and checkers teach the child to plan, follow the rules, the ability to interact with partners and opponents.

When handing over the selected toy, you should not immediately send the child to play with it. Play with your child, explain how it works, what is attractive and interesting about it. Joint play allows the child to feel your care, love, and this has a positive effect on his desire to learn.

Do not give your child too many toys at once. One or two is enough. Too many choices can be disorienting for a child. It is better to replenish the collection of toys gradually. Then the baby will have enough time to study the toy, determine its place and role in its play world.

Make sure the toy is safe for the child. This is especially true for toddlers. When giving a toy to a small child, make sure that there are no holes in which the crumbs’ finger can get stuck or that it is large enough so that the child cannot swallow it or stuff it, for example, into the nose. A toy intended for older children must be strong and free from mechanical defects.

Store toys in such a way that the child, looking at them, wants to play with them. Do not store toys in boxes. This will lead to the fact that the child simply will not remember what toys he has, and some of them will lie and gather dust without work.

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