Why do we buy toys for our children? Part 3 of 3. (Points to keep in mind while taking the final decision at the store.)
Why do we buy toys for our children?As parents, practically, you don’t need a reason to buy toys. But is it the correct way?
Please also read Do children need a room full of toys? Rethink.
No, it is not. We cross by the shop and we buy a toy because our child likes those building blocks or cars.
Part 3 of 3, Points to keep in mind while taking the final decision at the store.
Here we can list the things to keep in mind before paying the bill. As parents, please check:
- Will this toy help my toddler grow intelligently? I know many parents selecting useful puzzle games, board games like chess, English learner laptop, robot games to help their toddlers grow intelligently.Guiding Puzzle Games :Example: Abacus, Maze Chase, Size Exploration Board & Shape Sorter – This interesting indoor game, help kids use their abilities & get the right shape & order for the toys.
- Will this toy be serving the purpose or help in the present interests of my child? Parents choose infant and toddler toys based on educational value, child’s interest and also if the toy has an off switch. Educational value will be different for each child. I want to stress that this does not mean academic learning. If a child shows an interest in cooking then a play kitchen would be a good option. If the child is learning to walk then a toy they can push or stand at would be an option.
- Does the toy serve multiple option?. Try to pick toys that allow for multiple options. A walking toy that has shaped blocks, or a kitchen that has a clock/timer so they start to understand the concept of time.
- Is the toy safe for the intended child?
Buying specific toys for kids depends on kids interest & toy advantage to the kid growing age. As a parent I would have always decided to buy educational toys & games for my kids which can enhance their learning skills & motivate them to get social as well.Hope these points are of some use to you. Please mention in comments box, if you have any other mindset for buying toys.
A Happy childhood is the most precious gift we can give to our child.