Choosing Toys for Toddlers | Tips, and Guidelines
It’s the time of the year again that Santa Clause is out there checking out who is naughty and who is nice. Santa wants to give special toys for his toddler friends but he’s having a hard time choosing what best toy to give them as there are way too many toys to choose from but not everything is appropriate for them. Santa wants to make sure that he will choose the perfect toy for the toddlers, a toy that will not only make the kids happy but beneficial as well.
Here are two important guidelines to make sure that Santa is on the right track:
Educational toys are the best toys
Education is the best gift that can be given to a child so why not starting giving education while they are at the early stage of life? At this phase, the child starts to build up his knowledge on things so make sure that the toys they are playing with are also helping him to nourish their brains.
- Toys that sharpen logical thinking skills: Choose toys that can be played in different ways like puzzle/interlocking blocks that can be put in and out, and on the other hand, can be used to make a car, train or road as well.
- Toys that sharpen problem-solving skills: Give toys that can make the child think and figure out things on his own like clays, shape sorters and puzzles.
- Toys that sharpen imagination: Give something that will make the child create own stories by having roles and creating stuff. Sample toys are dolls/dollhouse, set of toys like kitchen and doctor.
- Toys that will make the child ready on reading: Picture books, sound books, and coloring stuff are some samples for this.
- Toys that will make the child learn the value of friendship: Most people have this toy that they cherished because it has been there for them all throughout their childhood days, like a doll, or stuffed toys. Now is the best time to give to your child that toy best friend that he certainly deserves.
Prioritize the safety of a child
Not all toys in the market are toddler-friendly. Some have toxins or other things that can cause problem or injury to a child. It is important that the child enjoys and remains to be safe all the time – even while at home and playing.
- Consider the age recommendation of a toy
- Take note of the safety labels mentioned on the packaging or tags
- Do not choose a toy with small parts on it or those with toxic materials. Toddlers love to put everything they can see in their mouth.
- Double check every toy to make sure that there will be no toy with any sharp objects. Stuffed toys sometimes do have these things that can cut or stub a child.
- Never give a toy with cords or ribbons or anything that can entangle a child.
Having said those guidelines, Santa should know by now the perfect toys to be given to each of the children out there. Always remember that not all fancy toys are meant to be given to toddlers because sometimes those toys that are not fancy are those that have great value.