Thoughts About Kids Toys
The best toys engage a child’s senses, spark their imaginations encouraging them to interact with others. The best bet is to get the tried-and-true toys that aim to build hand-eye coordination and good motor skills.
Kids love to play with toys, but play time can be educational with the right products. Teach your kids that learning can be fun with the best educational toys for kids of all ages. Building and construction toys, blocks are an absolute favorite toy for both boys and girls. They are the ultimate open-ended creativity toy and children play with them for huge chunks of time, all while developing math, problem-solving, and spatial thinking skills.
Dolls are wonderful for dramatic play, teaching emotions, and fostering nurturing and empathetic qualities in children. With the awesome variety of dolls out there made with boys in mind too, there’s no reason not to take advantage of those benefits for all kids.
Having a regular family game night is a great tradition to strengthen the family. Not only does it ensure time for connecting with each other, it also gets your kids in the habit of communicating with you – something that will pay-off big time when they’re older. Plus, with the right game, it can be really fun!
We should think of toys being the building blocks for our child’s future. Get your child toys that teach about the world and about themselves. Toys that send messages and communicate values. And as wise parents think about what foundation is being laid by the toys that we give to our kids.
I would also suggest that you think about the number of toys you give your children. Many toy rooms and bedrooms are filled to the ceiling with toys. As parents try to limit the quantity your kids have. Fewer toys will most likely benefit our children in the long-term.
Kids will not be scarred by limiting the number of toys they have. We should be more concerned about the psychological damage caused by a society that is constantly telling us we need more things to be happy. Most of our kids are not deprived. They still have plenty of things to do and play with. In fact, by most of the world’s standards, with enough to eat, a comfortable home, and access to school, sports, medicine, and art, they are extremely privileged. May our goal be for them to grow up with an attitude of gratitude for all that they have, not to complain about the things they missed out on.