Knowledge is a gift. The best thing about knowledge is that it doesn’t cost a penny.With the festivities just around the corner, its time for us to start shopping for gifts.For most of us, this means just rushing to fulfill our child’s wish list with the fanciest gadgets or the most expensive toys. How wonderful it would be if we could wrap powerful learning experiences in a gift and give it to our children. It would be something that they cherish forever. Something that would not lose charm over time.
The holiday season is actually a perfect time to continue encouraging children to grow and learn a lot through toys. Toys are not only temporary things to play with but also something that happens to be full of learning potential. Kids obviously have their personal preferences. But what if we can do both the things together.
Nowadays a lot of skill full toys are available in the market. Even in this digital age of ours where most of the kids are glued to their pads and phones, toys still have an upper hand. Its just a matter of how you can distract them or keep them engaged.
TOYS WITH A PURPOSE
Though a lot of us think that toys are just something fun for kids to do, they are at the same time valuable learning tools too. Tools that help in development. But because they are fun and colorful, it makes them the best educational tool in the world. Learning doesn’t really mean going through big heavy books or covering a particular syllabus. One can learn while having fun too. Toys not only keep children entertained but also ensure to help them in a number of ways.
Children can start benefiting from educational toys as early as one month old. Here are some reasons why I favor them,
- THEY HELP CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING FINE MOTOR SKILLS
- THEY HELP IN FOSTERING SPATIAL SKILLS
- TEACH THEM PROBLEM-SOLVING
- HELP IN EXPLORING THEIR CREATIVITY
- HELP THEM BE INDEPENDENT
- HELP THEM BY INCREASING THEIR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOYS
Where I have above talked about how these help in overall development, id also like to mention that it’s equally important to choose the right toys. Firstly your child’s preference should be included, secondly, age-appropriate toys should be chosen. There is a reason where most of the brands have age mentioned. Certain toys go well with a certain age. Age criteria while the selection of toys is very important.
If you too are a new parent and on the lookout for good quality educational toys, I’d suggest you check SKOLA TOYS
They have an entire collection dedicated to LEARNING TOYS