5 Lessons Learned: Toys

Investing in Good Old Toys for Your Kids

Research has shown that loud and noisy toys create an environment that evokes feelings of war or emergency or action, which for a toddler may not be appropriate to create those sound effects and impact on the toddler’s mind, instead of a calmer or quieter toy to encourage an imaginative play, besides, it’s a well know fact that toddlers have a tendency to put things into their mouth, therefore, noisy, plastic toys are dangerous for them to play with, aside from the toxic materials that they are made of. Therefore, this just shows that the good old school toys are much preferable because, in terms of health benefits, some are made of organic materials, like wood, and the design encourages physical activity, as well as imaginative play.

The enjoyable radio flyer

The fluid, push-pull rowing radio flyer wagon or scoot-along vehicle radio flyer trike has never been outdated through the years as it is still fun riding on them on wheels, such that kids, ages 2 to 5, get as much fun steering their feet and strengthening their motor skills.

Intelligent play with the good old wooden blocks

Educators agree that wooden blocks are one toy that a child should not be without because this toy encourages not only imaginative play, but its complex structures help to stir up the intellectual and analytical part of the child’s mind, allowing the child to be immersed in the building of secret rooms, soaring towers, daring bridges, and many more. Wooden blocks have stood the test of time with its great features of smooth, solid wood blocks in interesting shapes and pieces, that toddlers of ages 2 to 8 will find the interest and feat to be builders in their own imaginative environment.

Good old fashioned board game

Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, etc., are popular examples of the old classic board games, such that no one can go wrong with this classic toy since kids can quickly pick them up and the best part about board games is that the whole family can have fun playing with it altogether.

The cuddly teddy bear

The cuddly teddy bear will continue to be one of the most popular toys around the world as we went through stages from a toddler to child receiving our first teddy bear giving us those loving and cuddling memories of that fuzzy toy.

Role playing with the wooden playhouse

There is just something fun and exciting about miniature, wooden playhouses, allowing children to unleash their creative side and build their social skills and taking an imaginative role play about family life and the environment.