Importance of Choosing the Best Toys for your Kids
Parenthood can be quiet hectic especially when you have toddlers around you and still you have other household chores that you need to take care of. There is the need to keep your child ‘occupied’ so that you can have time to attend to other chores. Most toddlers won’t take a shot watching TV and might just keep nagging you around and thus distracting you from what you are doing. Kids also may be too demanding such that you may not have time to rest or nap even when you are feeling tired or unwell.
Toys have for long been kids ‘best friend’. Kids love playing with toys and this greatly helps them from disturbing you when you are doing other things at home. However, you need to choose toys correctly because they also play a crucial role in the growth and development of kids. The aspects of choosing toys and other playthings should be a consideration of how they will help in the development of motor, cognitive, social and language skills.
Promoting Learning in Kids
By the time Melisa turned one, I had already bought her several toys. She had a snow white fluffy unicorn, a stuffed bear, a set of juggling balls and several models of cars. However, there was one thing which used to amaze her. It was the Rubik cube which his dad used to play when he arrived at home in the evening. There were several instances during the day when Melissa would take the cube and try to rearrange it the way he usually would see his dad doing it. She was never successful, but she always tried.
She often would try to learn from his dad and when she began speaking, she would request him to show her how to rearrange the cubes to match the colors. She eventually had a breakthrough by the time she was three. It was this need to learn and adventure which made me buy her more toys which would help her in cognitive development. She often loved working with colors, puzzles, number, shapes and sizes and they all helped her in development. She was able to write down her own name using color blocks by the time she was four and this was one of her great achievements.
Enabling Kids to Realize their True Self
Generally toys help children in growth and development and hence parents are advised to choose the best toys for their kids. When kids are growing up they yearn to learn and they learn from us and from the things which surround them. Since kids love toys, you need to choose those which will help them in learning. When you walk to a toys store, you need to have clear guidelines about the choices that you make. Foremost, you need to realize that that you are promoting growth to your child and hence choose playthings which will encourage that.
There are toys which can help a kid to learn basic communication. Kids are usually awed by anything new to them and they will always attempt to answer any question about them. Children often try to engage themselves with toys. They will often try to communicate with their toys especially stuffed toys or unicorns and in their attempts to do so, they are at a good position to learn language skills faster.
Also when a child is playing with a toy, they usually develop a sense of reasoning. Think about the situation where a child will always want to put anything they she lays her hands on in the mouth, but you are there to caution them against it. In that instance, the child knows that it is bad to do so. There is also a sense of safety and a boost in morale when a kid accomplished something.
When Melissa at last was able to arrange the Rubik cube, she felt so proud of herself and she couldn’t wait for her dad to come home in the evening to share the good news this helps kids in having a high morale and yearn for more accomplishments which is good for their growth and development.
Always let kids get active playing with toys and also help them where necessary for better learning and development.