Why Fewer Toys are Better for Your Kids

With the improvement of material life, many parents like to buy all kinds of toys for their children. Even expensive toys, as long as they are good for the baby, they will buy it and give it to the baby. There are many types of toys, and the toys on the market are endless. Such as popular video game toys, as well as music, construction, creation toys, etc., the prices of toys vary, and there are many tricks. As a result, many parents have sighed that “raising children is burning money”. Because they believe that the more toys a child has played with, the smarter it becomes, and buying toys is also an investment in the child. But in fact, parents don’t have to buy every toy. Sometimes having too many toys for your child is not a good thing.

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The original intention of many parents to buy toys for their children is to hope that toys can develop their children’s intelligence, and that they want him to have a happy and meaningful childhood. In some families, the baby’s toys can even accumulate into a hill. But it doesn’t mean that the more toys you have, the more you can really achieve your goals. Children with a lot of toys are not necessarily smart. Instead, the child will gradually lose the desire for a toy because the child is not keen enough on a toy and cannot study it carefully. Will children with few toys affect their intellectual development?

It’s not that children with more toys are smarter

American psychologists have done experiments on the number of children’s toys. Preschool children with more and less than 5 toys were surveyed. Finally, it was found that children with more than 5 toys or more limit the creativity of the brain, it is difficult to concentrate, and the logical thinking ability is poor. Child development scientist Claire Lerner, through research, found that the more toys a child has, the easier it is to damage their cognitive ability and fail to maximize the role of toys. The results of these studies can actually fully prove that children are not smarter with more toys. On the contrary, less toys can stimulate their ability to repeatedly study, think, and create.

How to choose toys for children of different ages?

Let the child play with toys, which is more conducive to his exploration of the strange world. It also helps in the development of gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive abilities. And can develop children’s intelligence. You can choose different toys according to different ages of children.

Properly guide children how to play with toys

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Children have always had a great passion for toys, and toys have become an important part of a child’s growth process. Children in every family have boxes full of toys. However, if children just play with toys at will every day, without the correct guidance of parents, playing with toys is almost a waste of time. How to properly guide children to play with toys?

How should parents guide their children to play with toys correctly?

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1. Provide a space for children to play with toys independently

Children’s toys will be more and more. Without a fixed and separate space to play with toys, children will litter toys everywhere. Provide a space for children to play with toys independently. Ask your child to tidy up the toy after each play with the toy.

2. According to different age groups, choose suitable toys.

Children at different ages need different toys to match. For example, a 1-2 month old baby’s body is developing in various functions. Babies at this stage need relatively simple, colorful toys that can make sounds. A little bigger, and by 3-4 months, the toys can be based on more complex toys. Allow your child to practice grasping smoothly. The toys played at each stage are different, and the exercise of the child’s ability is also different.

3. Do not throw away damaged toys.

Damaged toys are also a way to exercise a child’s imagination. Broken toys can stimulate children’s new ideas, and have a certain creativity in the play of toys.

4. Try not to buy too many toys.

Too many toys, children will not have a deeper exploration of a single toy. It will hinder children’s ability to discover and explore, and will not consciously conduct in-depth research on toys, such as thinking about how to play. At the same time, too many toys will also affect concentration, and children cannot concentrate on one toy.

5. Fix the time to play with toys and develop good living habits.

It is best for children to play with toys at a fixed time, such as noon or night every day, about an hour or so is more appropriate. Do not play with toys before going to bed, so as to avoid the child crying because he is unwilling to sleep, and develop good living habits.

Toys are very important companions for children, but they cannot replace the companionship of parents. Parents should not have such a misunderstanding that it is enough to throw a toy to the child. In fact, it is not the case. Children also hope to get the attention and company of their parents in the process of playing with toys. In the eyes of children, they are happiest when they are accompanied by their parents, which is far more than any delicate toy in the world.