For kids under the age of one, exposing them to toys of different shapes, colors and sounds provides best learning experience and enhances development of each sense. Toys with sounds and colors stimulate their hearing and vision. Building block toys enhances touch and strengthens coordination of hands and eyes. Such toys include music instruments, playing dough and water toys.
Your child can start playing with complex toys when he is aged two for physical development and ability to learn and interact with his environment. Always buy toys that help your child identify and name various shapes such as shape sorters for him to learn how to match items that are similar and provide you the opportunity to introduce him to their names. To learn about colors and symmetry then use Lego blocks as it also develops motor skills.
Once your child attains the age of four it is time to start school and here his development and learning is much more complex as he starts to learn different letters, languages and numbers. Creativity and intellectual growth of your child is the main focus. Use of educational toys such as word challenges and puzzles with simple alphabets is encouraged as well as high –tech electronic toys which stimulate vision and learning different numbers and figures. This boosts retention rate and also your child is able to develop a positive attitude when it comes to learning.
When buying Fun Toys for Kids, this is what you should consider:
-The age range is very important to ensure that the toy is within your baby’s comprehension.
-For fabric-made toys make sure that they are flame retardant.
-Toys that are stuffed should always be washable.
-Make sure that toys painted have lead-free paint covering them
-For infants make sure they are large enough to prevent swallowing and unbreakable to withstand chewing. Riding toys should sit up well and toys with battery must have battery cases.
-Ensure the toy is safe by checking its components such as screws which might sometimes loosen or painted wood toys which may flake off.
-Choose those that encourage creativity as it brings fun and enhances imaginations at the same time boosting learning.
-Make sure it promotes physical activity as this is good for your child’s health and may help in reducing the chances of being obese.
-It should expose your child to experience various senses as it enhances development of his senses.
-It should encourage learning by stimulating the mind of the child.
With a wide range of toys available then make sure to choose toys that builds muscles and makes your kid is physically active such as puzzles, bikes and blocks. Buy toys such as musical instruments, dolls, cars and books to enhance social development and those that enhances creativity and intellectual development like paints or books.
As a parent always teach your child to put his toys in a safe place ,check them regularly for breakages ,throw broken toys, always keep them clean and make sure to store them well.