Toys are important partners for children’s growth and have extraordinary significance for children. Toys can accompany and promote the good development of children. Most parents often have biased concepts such as “expensive is better” and “more is better” in the process of choosing toys for their children. In fact, the value of toys lies in children’s interest in playing, creativity, and accumulation of experience. So how to choose age-appropriate toys for children, in line with their personality characteristics, interests and needs, so as to make toys truly effective and become high-quality childhood partners of children?
Tip 1: Provide toys with a “rhythm” and continue to stimulate different interests
1. Properly control the number of toys. Parents only provide 1-2 kinds of toys at a time, so as not to distract attention and reduce the fun of playing.
2. There are plans to add different types of toys. Every once in a while, you can add a toy with a different nature and function to your child. Let children always maintain a strong sense of curiosity and interest in toys.
3. Hide old toys for a while. Parents pay attention to observe which toys their children are interested in and which are not. Put aside what he is not interested in now, put it aside, and play with him later. In this way, these toys will be welcomed like old friends, and the child will explore new content.
Tip 2: Constantly guide problem exploration
Before playing the game, parents should first have a comprehensive understanding of the toy itself and find out the valuable educational content in the toy. Next, study the safety instructions with your child. For multi-functional and exploratory toys, children can play freely and autonomously, such as some plastic blocks and wooden blocks. After the child shows interest and experience, explore more ways to play with the child. Finally, lead children to synchronise with real-life experiences.
1. Play more with one thing and tap multiple values. On the basis of observing children playing with toys freely, parents ask open-ended questions and encourage children to try different ways of playing.
2. Pair pairs to create a new gameplay. The same toy will lose its appeal to children after playing for a long time. Parents guide children to use their imagination to match toys skillfully. In this way, “old toys” can play new tricks and increase the interest of children.
3. Various combinations to increase social experience. Work with your child to set their favorite theme and combine a variety of toys organically. Encourage children to try to constantly add new toys to enrich the game content.