Diahna Alyah April 21, 2021 Kids Toys
It‘s a fact that the life expectancy of kids toys are short but we have to face the reality; with the high pricing cost of basic commodities nowadays it is really not practical for us to buy toys frequently to replace broken ones. It is therefore important that we teach our kids how to maintain their toys. We know that at one point those toys will be broken but what we could do is to extend the life span of those toys.
When I was a kid, I never really had much toys so I guess I early on, I already knew to take care of the few toys that I had. My dad, who was a bit of a handyman, made me my own wooden toy box painted bright yellow with little compartments inside, which made toy keeping as much fun for me as playing. Now that I have two kids of my own, I have taken the values that I got from preserving toys from my childhood to present. While I can afford more toys for my children now than my parents from back then, I do not splurge and still keep a practical approach when it comes to getting the kids toys. Many of the toys that my seven year old has used from before is still being enjoyed by my four year old today.
Thankfully, my children has adapted a careful demeanor when it comes to handling their toys, I believe that this is the most important thing, and a first step to ensuring the longevity of toys. Kids and toys must have a bond, so that the children will take extra care in handling them. It also helps to teach them that sharing is important, and that if they don‘t take care of their toys, their brothers or sisters will be losing it as well.
Experts say that playing with toys is essential to a child‘s development starting from the infant stage. Kids‘ toys like rattles, mobiles, toy teethers, and key rings help babies connect sound, sight, taste, touch, and smell to objects. Rattles do help them learn about cause and effect not to mention introduce colors and shapes. Color and shape recognition, spatial relationship awareness, hand‐eye coordination, and other motor skills are exercised through playing with educational toys that were made specifically to enhance those skills. There are also kids‘ toys that enhance the kids‘ imagination and creativity. Some toys even teach them patience (think floor puzzles) and reinforce the concept of hygiene (think bath and tub toys).
Look for the multiuse toys that are durable and simple to play. You can find branded kid‘s toys online that won‘t demand costly batteries. Add some Barbie dolls, Disney toys, puzzles, brainteasers; wooden blocks in your kids toy box. Puzzles and brainteasers help in developing the learning and reasoning ability. Moreover, it‘s always good to choose simple yet learning toys to help your child engage in the best way. Look for the toys that encourage your kid to learn something new. Pick some smart learning toys for kids for the grownup kids, especially above three years. Add scrabble, math table games, and many other toys that help in the mental growth.
We could tell them that taking care of their toy is like us taking care of them. But let us be worthy models for our kids. If our kids see us not organized with our own stuff how could they follow us if we do not practice what we preach?
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