Educational toys for children can be fun and help your child enjoy their growing years. We should be looking for a toy that will help children learn and develop cognitive skills, such as:
– understanding the world and how things work;
– recognizing objects, people, places, and animals; – learning new words. We need something easy to use. Something that will be fun for them to play with.”
-From board games to baby dolls
Why are educational toys Important for children?
Learning through toys is easier than through books because toys are a great way to learn and reinforce learning. In other words, play can be as effective as reading, but a little more fun. Toys are indeed a great way to learn because they help us keep our minds active. The same holds for visual memory and for learning new, complex information. First of all, one thing that is pretty clear about toys and learning is that play makes the brain work, especially in young children. Learning through play requires concentration and attention. A great way to keep attention and concentration is using toys. “Play, as opposed to learning through books, can be switched on and off because it is not a one-time activity. It is an active process that progresses over time into performance and usage” (Oparil et al., 2013).
Scientists have proved that playing with toys can also engage other brain regions in a recent study. Emotional stress can be reduced through play with toys as proved by the research and it also improves the mental health of children. “The research was conducted on 14 children aged between 3 and 8 years old, which were observed. The children played with toys and the results showed that these toys in the form of blocks could reduce stress levels among the children. They also found that playing with these toys reduced both the mental health of children as well as their behavioral problems.
BENEFITS OF EDUCATIONAL TOYS
Educational toys are great for the development of kids’ problem-solving, creativity, reasoning abilities, and logical thinking skills. They can also help develop kids’ artistic abilities, color recognition and pattern recognition skills, and visual memory.