Do you miss the days when all you had to do is learn and play? Learning through would become boring sometimes, but when it came to playing, we never had a dull movement. It was not just the books that taught us, we learned a lot through playing games too.

Books taught us how to earn a living, but games taught us how to live a life.  Toys make children think, be imaginative and be creative.

During our childhood, toys had a very connection with us. I wish today’s children would experience something like that, rather than sitting in front of their iPad and computer screens.

They are really missing out on the emotional bonding and every other value that come with toys.

Some things are very difficult to explain and that is why we have taken the initiative to help parents realize the importance of toys. What are the various types of toys, what values you can learn and teach, what effect they have on your child’s mental and physical well-being are some of the topics we are going to discuss?

Let’s get started.

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Educational Toys

Learning maths or alphabet from an early stage will help young children develop mental abilities. A child can start learning alphabets from as early as two years of age. Rather than making your child spell or learn something unfamiliar, try making him or her spell their name.

Teaching our child to spell his name or something familiar will keep learning interesting for the child.

Use of educational toys to teach alphabets, names and places is a great strategy. But rather than using the computer or mobile games, try using board games. This will take the stress off their eyes and also develop an interest in real world activities.

Electronic Board Games

Electronic board games are excellent tools for teaching kids about shapes, sizes, colors, fruits and vegetables. They also develop relational skills by recognizing a particular color, shape, size or spelling to its relative object.

Boarding games can be used for developing sorting and differentiating skills. Board games are also an excellent way to develop hand-eye co-ordination, thus developing motor skills and functions.

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Keep Them Safe!

While you are choosing games to buy for our kid or to gift another child, you must be aware of some facts. First and foremost, safety. The product should be hazard free, especially for kids below 7 years of age.

They should not contain small parts as children might swallow them. Toys should not have sharp objects or sharp edges. This might seem obvious to you, but what you need to consider is that children’s skin is much softer than our and is easily bruised.

Also, check for lead content. Lead is very hazardous to children and even small quantities can harm them. Always keep an eye out for warning signs and age signs on the box or instruction manual.

Choose age appropriate gifts for your children to keep them safe and interested enough to learn and grow.

In the next article, we will discuss how you can develop social skills with the help of toys and games.

Until then, let us know what you think of this piece of information. Did we miss anything? Or would like to share your experience and knowledge?

Feel free to comment below and help others become better parents along with you.