Jocelina Andrea May 31, 2021 Kids 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.
Cars are frequently referred to as ”toys for the big boys”. A small child is very happy when his parents bought him car miniatures but as he reaches adulthood he wanted that miniature to be a real one. Having a car is like a dream come true for many adults. Though real cars are what big boys go after, some of them still love collecting toy cars and keeping them in their homes as decorations, keep sakes, or simply as toys they can still play with. Some people continue to have fun having collections of their plaything. They even spend more just to complete the collection because in one way or another they are happy with what they are buying, or they just love bringing out the kid in them.
For example, the Sylvanian Family has a set of kids‘ toys that teach them the values of a family. After all, these toys belong to different families and they all live happily together in a place called Sylvania. On the other hand, the construction toys from Knex improve the scientific and technological aptitude of the kids as they think about building structures from micro units. Naturally, playing with these toys makes a kid more knowledgeable and understanding.
Toys are really important in different stages of a child‘s development. It is up to the grown‐ups to figure out which toys are appropriate for the child‘s age as well as to ascertain that the toys are safe for use. There are still many skills that a child can learn through playing with his educational toys, but one thing is for certain ‐ the key player in his growth is still human interaction. According to Marilyn Segal, Ph.D., dean emeritus and director of the professional development program at Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the most important toy is the parent and other caregivers because babies crave one‐on‐one social interaction and need the security it provides.
I bet if you dig into your childhood memories you can think of that one toy that was so special to you. A toy so personal that you were devastated when you came home to find mom had ”misplaced” it. I do that with broken toys. I misplace them into the trash can. Is there on toy from your childhood that you wish your parents would have had the foresight to keep? I feel like when my children are given a personalized kids toy that I am responsible to save it. I now wish I had the things from my childhood to share with my children. Personalized kid‘s toys are glue that can help you relate to one another.
There are several brands that manufacture children‘s toys. As a parent you have to make sure that you have purchased the right one for your kids. One of the factors that you have to remember for that is the message that the toy sends to the kid. Another very important factor to consider is whether the toy is appropriate for the age. In fact, some brands categorize their toys in different age groups. This makes it easier to purchase the right one as you can easily pick up the toys proper for the age of your kids. Well, if you are not picking up the right toy according to the age, it may not appeal to your kids at all.
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