What do kids love more than anything? “Toys” (at times even more so than mom & dad). Be it educational toys or otherwise, every parent knows toys are the single most precious asset of their child and they are quite obsessed with them!
At times, parents use toys as a blackmail tool to get things done (like cleaning after oneself) and on other occasions, they indulge kids with these little playthings to keep them engaged. What they fail to observe and use is the fact that kids can learn (a lotttt) while playing.
Sounds too good to be true? Why don’t you try it out? All you need to do is select the appropriate toys for your children and see how these toys help your child with early learning and boost their confidence to take up real challenges.
Here are some major benefits that your child can have from educational toys.
Develop basic skill set
Educational toys for toddlers can help your children gain basic educational skills. You can select from a range of educational toys available in the market (subject specific educational toys are also available). When your child starts learning about language skills, numbers and alphabets at schools you can get them alphabet puzzles, abacus etc to encourage learning through play. These toys would give your child an advantage because he or she would be already familiar with the concepts that are going to be covered in school. Also, practicing new concepts with toys will help in increasing the child’s retention of those concepts.
No more 24*7 parenting
Dads are busy and so are moms these days, apparently both parents don’t have enough time to do the 24*7 ‘OCD’ driven parenting, who steers the ship in this case? You can’t leave you child with the television all day (who knows what they’d learn from Doraemon). But then, you can’t just leave them unattended and unengaged, they NEED some sort of entertainment as much as they do oxygen. Leaving your curious toddler with an educational toy is just what you need, not only will they develop their skills; they’ll also make you feel comfortable about your choices as a parent.
A boost for your child’s development
From the mental development of your child to sharpening of their analytical skills, a lot can be achieved by/during/through playing with educational toys. The calculation shelf or the early age mathematics toys are the perfect starting tools for your kid’s early learning. While you are at it, don’t shy away from involving yourself with your child and their educational toys, it’s a great way to bond with each other.
Some tips to consider while buying educational toys for toddlers:
In order to make sure that your child feels engaged with his edifying toys you have brought him, you must keep track of few important things. Here are some tips to assist you in selecting the appropriate educational toys for toddlers.
- Choose a toy that can grow with your child.
- Make sure that the color and shape is striking enough to bind your child to it.
- Ensure that the toy is appropriate to increase the creativity and analytical skills of your child.
Go ahead, experiment with new way of teaching and parenting. Supplementing learning with enjoyable and educational toys is after all, the perfect win-win situation for both parents and kids.