Children have an immoderate passion for toys. If there was still any doubt about it, all you have to do is take your little one to a toy store to see their eyes light up. Toys are much more than a source of pleasure, of amusement for the child. By its colour, its texture, the sounds it produces, the toy makes it possible to learn, to apprehend the world which surrounds it and to stimulate its imagination.
Toys stimulate the child’s senses, encourage him to reach out to others and therefore participate in his good development.
Babies have everything to learn. Each new day is a source of experience to discover the world around it. Personalized toys adapted to the first ages make it possible to respond to this thirst for discovery. The bright colours, the soft and rough textures, the taste when he brings it to the mouth are all stimuli that will allow him to develop his senses.
- The rattle and toys that make music are favourites of toddlers.
- Toys in contrasting colours arouse their curiosity and work on their eyesight.
As he grows, the infant will push the limits of the object by shaking it, throwing it on the ground, chewing on it to explore cause and effect relationships. The blocks are very useful for the baby to help develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
The toy for children from 2 years old
At this age, the child can have fun with a greater variety of toys. He can continue to use and enjoy certain toys he played with as a baby and there is no reason to forbid him.
The coloured blocks he played with in those early months can provide him with new and different educational opportunities as their knowledge grows.
From the age of 2, children have acquired knowledge of the wider world leading them to prefer new games. Shape pull cubes are great for kids at this age. They thus discover a whole new universe where the object is not sufficient on its own, it interacts with another object to achieve an objective. The child thus continues his learning by the principle of association. The cube enters through the hole which has the same shape as it.
The giant Lego blocks offer the opportunity to learn more about colour symmetry while developing motor skills. At the same time, he becomes master of his creation by fixing several Legos together and inventing new shapes which encourages his imagination.
Toys for extracurricular children
When the child reaches extracurricular age, from 3 years old, it is time for him to discover new games that include letters and numbers. The game is fundamental to the child to tame the world around him. There are many toys that encourage this learning, from the simple alphabet puzzle to the toy that will recite a little nursery rhyme that will recite the numbers.
The child will gradually become familiar, at his own pace, with the world of kindergarten where he will explore his notions in a collective setting. He can start at home without it becoming a pressure for him. A game must remain a game. If he prefers to have fun with his building blocks, he should not be forced to use other toys. Everyone goes at their own pace.
It is when he goes to school, an environment dedicated to this purpose, that he will reinforce his first learning. It has to be fun. This is the best way for him to retain new information.
Children can learn a lot by playing. As a parent, it is also important to spend time with your little one so that playtime is an opportunity to strengthen your bonds in a playful context. Without realizing it, you will participate in his education. Pleasant moments that will help your child retain what he learns and develop a positive attitude towards learning.