Many parents choose toys for their children with a certain purpose. But in fact, children should also be given some toys that are purely for play.
Parents and children have different attitudes and concepts towards toys.
When parents and children choose toys, the purchasing purposes of both parties are very different. Parents usually like to buy educational toys for their children. They feel that this kind of toy can cultivate children’s hands-on ability and problem-solving ability. And subtly cultivate children’s imagination and creativity, even improve intelligence, improve artistic accomplishment. Therefore, even if the very popular educational toys are expensive, parents are not reluctant to buy them for their children. And those more common small toys such as toy guns, parents will find it useless. But what do the kids think?
The purpose of children playing with toys is to have fun. Between a bunch of little blocks that take half a day to put together and a toy gun that fires a bullet with a click, they might want a toy gun more. The educational toys that parents choose are from the perspective of utilitarian development and from the perspective of adult toys. But this judgment of adults is based on the existing intelligence and hands-on ability. For children, in the face of a large pile of blocks and small parts, if there is no guidance, in fact, the child cannot concentrate on playing. The end result may be to pick up a bunch of them and throw them away. Educational toys are of course the crystallization of human wisdom, and they are also a very good way to combine play and cultivation. However, only educational toys are provided without guiding and accompanying children to play together, and these toys will eventually become idle learning tools.
What kind of toys do 3-6 year olds prefer?
In addition to educational toys to play with parents at home, toys with cool external display functions and social functions are definitely their favorites. Although children like Lego very much, it is not convenient to take them when they go out. And especially when boys get together, the building blocks lose some charm. He might prefer two toy cars that transform into various animal shapes with a single collision. Such toys are easier to attract children’s attention when they are taken out, and they can also be played interactively with friends.
Many parents don’t like this type of toy at all. They feel that this one-button transformation type or one-button launch type toy has almost no technical content. But in fact, this kind of fast-food toys usually started from the spread of TV advertisements on children’s channels, became a popular trend, and gradually evolved into a kind of social capital among children’s groups.
Possessing a popular toy is likely to determine whether there is a common topic of discussion between the child and other children. It may even affect whether children can join group games after school. The children who know the most about a certain popular toy or have the most can often become the opinion leaders in this regard, and are very popular in small groups.
There is nothing wrong with the concept of toys for adults, but it is a bit ahead of the children. Educational toys can be prepared for children, but please play with them. Otherwise, educational toys will be defeated by new toys emerging from all walks of life. Although ingenious toys seem useless, you should also prepare a few for children.