One of the biggest questions by parents these days is – are toys educational? Can they really add value to the child’s development? If they are educational and engage the brain, is it a toy? Aren’t toys supposed to let the child have fun without any thinking or outcome?
The answer to all the above questions is – toys can be both fun and educational. One has to choose the right toy for the right child and they can educate the child with the help of various toys.
How to Buy
When you are out shopping for your child, one only worries about how well behaved the child is going to be, how much will they end up spending on toys that may not be used after they are opened, is the child comfortable with the temperature, what covers to keep the kid comfy whilst shopping, etc.
Here are some factors to consider while buying educational toys for children:
- Buy them puzzles of various sizes and shapes. These puzzles can be of characters on TV, their favorite book or just the wild life. This will help the child develop his attention and concentration. This helps in developing the brain and gaining some new knowledge.
- Coloring is fun at any age. Buy the child some paints. Yes it will get messy and you may have to clean up the place. However, water colors help the child get more creative ideas. If your child is too young for coloring, buy her a book with colors on it. She can read this book with you while others are playing. This helps the child learn without any disturbance.
- Blocks and Staking games can be very interesting to kids. They get to unleash their creativity and build anything of their choice. This not only develops their mind but also helps them develop their motor skills. Their hands are used to hold and stack in such a way that the blocks don’t topple down.
There is definitely a lot of learning going on here.