2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART G
Playtime is one of the most fundamental parts of childhood development. Children play in a variety of ways with a number of different toys. Each activity has a different affect on development. Toy and other objects are important extension of a young child. Playing, in general, helps children to develop their senses and motor skills in the early stages. It also helps the kids enhancing their creativity, thinking, problem solving skills and language. So playing with educational toys means learning and mastering various skills.
Blocks and constructive play help develop crucial skills including patterning, sequencing. visual discrimination, strategy and eye-hand coordination, apart from math, science, physics, learning about levers, prepare children for life, when they are grownup.
Toy can never take the place of parents. Toy can never be substitutes for the love, care and attention that only parents and dedicated caregivers can give. That is why, even though you provide your kid with abundant educational toys, it is still very important that play with him, guide him and support him during this playtime adventures.
Games can not only be fun, but an excellent teaching aid in making children understand remember and retrieve the concept they pick up while playing.
The following are some suggestions for suitable toys for children of various ages. They are offered as a guide to help in your selection, but remember that all children are different study your child and get to know his or her interests, abilities and limitations Not all children enjoy the same kinds of play interests, abilities and limitations. One child will be interested in building with blocks or, another may prefer riding bikes or playing ball, your child may enjoy pretending with a doing puzzle doll house or playing board game.
Reminder: Be sure to keep all small items out of the hands of children who mouth objects, especially children under the age three.