With the holidays fast approaching, the list of toys that your child “has to have” is growing. How do you know what toys are the best for children? With so many toys available and stocked on the toy shelves, a selection of toys at the store can be overwhelming. We want toys that will stimulate our kids and help them develop at their own pace. Educational toys do that and so much more, its having fun while also learning.
The experts at the Kiddie Academy have made a wonderful infographic to help parents choose educational toys for their children. Educational toys can be used in more ways than for having fun they can help to foster “creative play that supports physical, cognitive, and emotional growth.” Blocks are an example of a toy that can grow with your child by fostering creative play, muscle development and spatial relationships.
Manipulatives are another toy that offer up cognitive and perceptual skills. Educational toys have so many positives for children that include increased problem solving and language skills, socialization and cooperation with peers. Toys for learning are also still fun and allow your child to follow his or her own path during playtime.
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