In the market, the supply of toys is so large and varied that it is very difficult to decide for the most suitable or the best.
What should you consider when choosing a toy for a child? Wholevehicles has prepared some tips and suggestions so that parents can be guided when choosing and buying toys for children.
Age Toys For Children
0-6 MONTHS: You need toys to help you discover your body and to distinguish different textures, shapes and colors. Rattles, crib mobiles, rubber dolls, teethers, carpets with activities, etc.
7-12 MONTHS: Baby begins to explore objects and recognize voices. Balls , rag dolls, sound toys, whips, rockers and walkers.
13-18 MONTHS: Children at this age already know how to walk and recognize the properties of objects. The cubes to fit and stack, bicycles with wheels and strollers.
1 9-24 MONTHS: The child talks and understands, begins to discover their surroundings. Cars, bicycles, blackboards, paintings, musical instruments, dolls and animals.
2-3 YEARS: They begin to be curious about names and imitate familiar scenes. Tricycles,shovels, cubes , puzzles, paintings, telephones and dolls.
3-5 YEARS: The child begins to ask questions, learn songs and play with friends.Bicycles, blackboards, tape recorders, stories, puppets and articulated dolls.
6-8 YEARS: The child can add and subtract, read and write. Skateboards, remote control cars, manual games, questions and experiments.
9-11 YEARS: They are interested in complicated activities. Sports complements, games of strategy and reflection, audio-visual, electronic and experiments.
MORE THAN 12 YEARS: Little by little the desire to play disappears and they build their own identity. Books, music and video games.
Tips For Choosing Toys For Kids
1. The toy must be desired by the child.
2. Make sure it is safe . It must be made of materials that do not splinter or are sharp if broken. The colors must be solid and non-toxic. The smaller the child, the larger the toys.
3. We must buy them appropriate to their age thinking, always, in the purpose and attitudes that they develop in our children.
4. Take into account your personality: a withdrawn child will need socializing games (several players); A hyperactive child will find appropriate games of attention, art, etc …
5. Make it simple. This would increase the range of uses that can be made of it, developing its fantasy and its symbolic capacity.
6. Do not buy them to satisfy a momentary whim of the child.
7. Generally they should not be used to reward or punish a child.
8. We must keep in mind that excess toys kill fantasy and produce boredom. Children need to ask first and foremost.
9. Families should be instructed not to give away toys in an indiscriminate manner.
10. The best toy is not necessarily the most expensive.