Trying to locate a quality toy can seem like a daunting experience. Will the toy be enjoyed by the child it was intended for? Is it age-appropriate and safe? Is the toy that you purchase durable? Make toy shopping stress-free and even fun when you put the ideas from the following paragraphs into play.
You should always make sure the toy you are buying is appropriate for the age of the child who will play with it. Always read the age the toy is recommended for on the box. Many times toys designed for older kids have small pieces that can pose a choking hazard for younger kids.
Consider the age of your child when purchasing new toys. Small toys and toys with removable pieces can be a choking hazard for babies and toddlers who naturally put everything in their mouths. Ensure that new toys are challenging without being to difficult. Toys that are meant for older children can easily frustrate younger children.
Older children will benefit from project based toys that will enhance their motor skills. Model airplanes and cars, science and chemistry kits and ant farms require children to use both their hands to build the project and their reading skills to follow the directions. These toys are perfect for children aged nine to fourteen.
Sometimes the best toys are the simplest. A simple set of wooden blocks can provide a child with hours of fun. He has unlimited possibilities in building towers, forts, or anything else that inspires his imagination. When you let a child explore on his own, the learning potentials are endless.
A nice new toy really brings out the light in a child’s eyes. Seeing a child’s face light up like that can also mean joy to the gift-giver, who knows they did right. Hopefully, the tips here will help you give the perfect gift to the little one in your life.