These days, we’re all living in an electronic age where technology rules. More and more children are engaging in computer and video games rather than going outside or picking up toys that don’t have a screen attached. It’s even come to the point where toddlers will scream and cry until their parents give them their smart phones to play with. It’s a habit (even an addiction, some might say) that is being formed in some of our children’s minds even before they can truly learn to form sentences. As parents, it is important to find some sort of balance and to incorporate fun, educational toys and games into your child’s life from an early age.
Child development experts agree that it is vital that small children learn to play using their hands and their imagination. Preschoolers especially are like sponges when it comes to soaking up information, making the early stages of your child’s life the absolute best time to make sure that he or she is engaged with toys that cater to their wonder and curiosity.
There are many different types of educational toys, however, parents should always consider the age and their child’s best method of learning when choosing an educational toy. For example, infants and toddlers would not benefit from the same type of toy considering the fact that toddlers are more advanced. Infants tend to learn in sequences and repetitiveness methods, but toddlers need more stimulating toys.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, says, “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and youth.” In other words, children who physically and mentally play with toys that are more educationally-stimulating at each stage of their childhood are more likely to be well-rounded individuals. What’s even more, children who play with toys that challenge and spark imagination have also been found to be more motivated to learn, to read and to write.
Elite Toys carries a wide variety of educational toys for children of different ages and different interests. From our Science and Discovery toys and Early Learners and Preschool sets, to fun games and puzzles, we have plenty of products for children of all age ranges. At Elite Toys, you’ll have no trouble finding something perfectly suited to any child’s individual interests and developmental needs.