The natural way for a child to learn is through play. For children, play and learning go hand in hand; they will benefit from pleasant learning situations. By using building blocks, working with puzzles and threading toys, and matching colors, textures and shapes, children learn essential skills that allow them to learn to read, write and count.
Children will invent their own games and toys, but well-designed toys can provide stimuli to explore and discover new things. Toys don’t need to be expensive or complicated. The best toys are the ones that fascinate a child and to which he will come back again and again. Often, a household item will provide your child with the kind of toys he needs to ensure future intellectual realization, so you don’t even need to buy an educational toy.
Providing a stimulating environment
One way to encourage your child’s development is to foster creative play with a welcoming environment. How you display your child’s toys largely determines whether they will be played with or not. Toys that are stacked high are not inviting, while toys arranged in small scenes, sometimes even stimulate it to make other creative arrangements.
It is useful if there are spaces to play, especially activity areas, such as a paint table and a place where it can splash with water. An interesting environment should not only be limited to the interior. If you have a garden, fill it with appropriate equipment, such as swing, slide, and even a small playground-that stimulates your child’s imagination
Parents sometimes feel frustrated when they spend hours choosing the safest, most colorful, fun, and even educational toy for their child, only to learn that he will cling to his old toy. It’s almost impossible to choose a “best toy” for your child. The one who is best for his is the one who fascinates him endlessly, and to whom he will return to gain more and more stimulation and pleasure and provide him with the greatest learning experience.
The less the ad is formed the more a basic toy, the more chance it leaves a child’s imagination and can help his creativity, more than a very expensively dressed doll who can be only one character.
One of the most important things to remember is that children change very quickly, especially in the first 3 years and that a toy that entertains a two-month-old will not entertain a two-year-old. As they grow, they need different stimuli and the choice of toys must reflect those needs. The chosen toy must be age-appropriate. If it is too good advanced then it will not know how to play with it in the proper way, and will not gain pleasure. If on the other hand, it’s too primitive, he’ll get bored easily. Toys should stimulate all 5 sense-vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
After deciding on the appropriate type of toy for it, you also need to consider a few other things. Is that completely safe? Is it stimulating? Does it have a game value? That’s funny? For example, a brick bag is a “good” toy to buy because it can be enjoyed at different ages and will stimulate imaginative and active play. Toys that fit together or snap teach children that they can change appearance with dexterity.
Safety is also a very important consideration when choosing or making a toy. You should not only check for dangerous design defects when purchasing them, but also to check for defects at regular intervals. It is impossible to provide a child with a completely safe environment. However, you should take reasonable safety precautions and satisfy your curiosity with safe indoor toys. Your children should always be well supervised and never be left to play alone outside.