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Why Toys are Essential for Child Education?

Why Toys are Essential for Child Education?

As We Know, Kids always Love Toys more than anything else in the world. If you don’t believe it then take your child to any Toy Stores and ask her/him to Select the Toys. You won’t believe that She/He have large number of the toys bucket. In this article, We will help out on Why Toys are essential for Child Education.

In your Childhood, you must also have some favorite toys which you love it more than anything else in the world. Toys should be like Dolls, Car or anything related Toys Category.

All experts agree: children learn by playing and toys are the instruments that allow them to discover the world they live in. And this is precisely why they interact with their surroundings thru toys. Plus, toys provide plenty of enjoyment and happiness, both of which help build their self-esteem.

Research shows that learning through play is an important part of a child’s development. Though ensuring your child has enough play time is a great benefit to families to allow their children to release some extra energy, a child begins to find out who they are through play, even during infancy. Even early in development, a child’s mind is expanding just by looking at their environment and taking in their surroundings.

The use of educational toys can help children learn many different skills they will need in their life. Educational toys can help develop problem solving skills, teach about conflict resolution and how cause and effect work. It also teaches children about sharing, helps develop their fine and gross motor skills and nurtures their creativity and imagination.

Children can start benefiting from educational toys as early as one month old. Here are some great ideas for educational toys based on age range and an explanation of their benefits.

Motor Skills

Toys get children engaged in physical activity, by exercising their fine and gross motor skills. Whether they are coloring or dressing and undressing a doll, for example, children are using their sense of touch and sight (fine motor skills) while walkers, tricycles or toy cars boost their physiognomy (gross motor skills) and strengthen their arms and legs. Toys also help them discover balance and coordination and by being physically active, children avoid obesity and adopt a healthy life style.

Ever since they are born, toys motivate babies to use their feet and hands in order to discover forms, colours and sounds. Once babies know how to sit and crawl, toys incite them to be on the move. If their favourite toy is out of reach, the baby will use its muscles to try and grab it.

Emotional Development

Toys boost children’s´ creativity and they help them express their emotions (internal and external). Whether it´s thru role playing (acting out different characters, use of costumes, etc.) or dolls, children are given the space to imagine familiar situations (playing house, a day at the farm, a visit to the hospital…) or invent fantastical worlds that lead kids to abstraction (action figures, science fiction universes…) The capacity to generate symbolical games reveals a mature personality, capable of creating rules of its own.

Often times, adults tend to identify the word toy with “something they sell at the store” but children, on the other hand, see toys are the objects included in their playing. These objects can be something real like a set of keys, a pot, a roll of toilet paper, or things they can transform such as clay, play dough, paint. These tools all help  teach kids how to make decisions as they help spark their imagination while creating a universe they can play in.

Social Development

Aside from improving children´s language skills, toys teach social skills and gives them an understanding of the society they live in. Toys invite children to interact, first with adults and then with other children their age. The simple act of playing with another child challenges them to experience situations where important lessons are to be learned: respect, cooperation and sharing. Toys also motivate kids to take initiative, learn to negotiate and teaches them how to get better organized.

Cognitive Development

Toys promote children´s cognitive development by stimulating their concentration and memory skills (board games) and giving them the ability to solve problems creatively, which is key to their future autonomy (playing with building blocks). Cognitive development is important because it enables children to approach math and language skills in a way that´s fun for them.

Age-wise Toys

1-12 months old

At an early age, sensory play helps stimulate your child’s senses. As your child continues to grow and develops hand-eye coordination, families can begin introducing toys that encourage more interaction. As your child becomes more active, we suggest introducing problem solving toys. These toys will help children work through conflicts and become familiar with cause and effect such as “If I do this than that will happen”. They will also build up their confidence once they’ve been able to figure out how a toy works after trial and error and guidance. Other great toys to introduce would be ones that promote movement.

Some examples of great toys for your baby’s first year include:

  • Mobiles
  • Soothers
  • Infant play
  • Small portable toys with lights and sounds
  • Stackers or blocks
  • Crawl around learning centers
  • Light up dance mats with sound

12-24 months old

As your child reaches the one-year mark or older, they will soon become very mobile. Introducing the right toys to them will help to teach balance and coordination and will increase your child’s curiosity with their new-found mobility. As your child begins to learn to walk, you can also incorporate learning numbers by counting their steps which will help them become more familiar with the terms and meaning even if they do not quite understand at this age.

Themed playsets are great educational toys to introduce between the ages of 12-18 months because they will help develop your child’s recognition skills. For example, if you have a theme playset that involves animals, practice what sound each animal makes. This will also help with language development by reinforcing the names of colors and shapes.

Examples of toys that will help your child reach new milestones between 1 and 2 years old include:

  • Push cars
  • Stride and ride toys
  • Walkers
  • Themed toys
  • Themed books

2+ years

As your children become a bit older and more active, you can also introduce toys that promote more physical play. When showing them how to use certain toys, such as a tricycle, always make sure they are aware of safety concerns such as wearing a helmet and incorporate in the process of using the toy, so they know that if they ride their tricycle, they must have their helmet on as well.

This is also a great age to introduce toys that incorporate cognitive skill building. There are many different toys that can help children practice writing – whether they are drawing or writing their names – and their small motor skills. Games and books can also help your child develop name recognition and emergent literacy skills. These types of toys will show your child a visual version of what they are hearing and vice versa. For example, the repetition of reading a book about a dog and seeing a picture of a dog will allow your child to begin to associate a picture of a dog with the sound a dog makes. Reading books that have color pictures and a few words on each page with your child will begin to familiarize them with how words they hear look on the pages.

Examples of toys that will help promote physical play and cognitive skill building include:

  • Tricycles
  • Basketball hoops
  • T-ball stands
  • Bowling sets
  • Kinetic sand
  • Drawing easel
  • “See and Say” games or books
  • Magnetic building blocks
  • Counting toys

Incorporating play in your child’s day can be both fun and beneficial to their growth. What toys do your children love that help promote learning and growth?


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