Carole Amélie June 4, 2021 Kids Toys
When I choose toys for kids, I keep in mind that these will be subject to rough handling, so I choose ones that are made with sturdy material. They must be screwed properly as well, it they are joined together by screws. I choose quality over price as well, because it pays for itself in the long run. I also mend and repair toys at the first sign of damage. My seven year old‘s car toy‘s door got recently detached, and I noticed that he lost interest in it once it got broken. So what I did was just to superglue the door to the car, let it dry overnight, and it was as good as new.
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.
Aside from giving out to charitable institutions, you can also opt to give the toys to other children that are younger than your child. You can ask your kids to trade seldom‐used toys with their playmates, or organize a garage sale with the help of the kids. When it comes to storing stuff, on the other hand, you need to remember that kids generally use the whole house during playtime. This is why it‘s ideal to organize storage spaces in each room for easy access. For bedrooms, for instance, you can allocate a closet that will be easily accessible to your children. This is to allow them to get and keep their toys without having to ask for help every time. Apart from utilizing low‐level cabinets, you can also keep toys in boxes and bins you can put under the bed.
However, safety is another very important issue that you have to take care of. Remember, the kids are always very tender and vulnerable. They don‘t have much of a common sense either. So, make sure that the toys are safe for their careless uses. Ideally, the children‘s toys should be made of soft or light materials so that the kids don‘t get injured by them. They should not have any sharp edges and things like that. Also, you have to check out the material used to make the toy. It should be non toxic. Also, the color used in the kids toys should be safe. Also, make sure that the toy does not have tiny parts as the kids can swallow 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.
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