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Since the tendency to label toys because"educational" continues to grow, parents may wonder whether the hype associated with these kinds of toys is authentic and if they are worth the cash. Below are five tips from toy and education experts on which to consider when picking an educational toy to your child:
The link between schooling and toys has always existed with the ongoing wave of high-technology educational toys, so many of the toys parents and teachers used to associate with learning may no longer be known for their educational value. "The best toys are easy and open-ended," states Ellen Wild, chairperson of the Early Childhood Program at Dutchess Community College.
Wild proposes giving children crayons, markers and plain paper, together with envelopes and stickers to promote considering writing. She also points into blocks, Legos, and manipulatives (believe: stacking toys, shape sorters) to help build modest muscles in the hands and fingers in anticipation of composing and also to assist with perceptual motor abilities. mr immortal that she does see kids that were entertained also exclusively by toys and electronics with"bells and whistles". "Many of these children haven't heard persistence, an ability to concentrate without being entertained," says Wild,"(They) haven't enjoyed being creative in their own and aren't excited by learning and books."
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Individualize your strategy
"Toys are resources in creating the learning environment," says Natasha Kravchenko, representative of Educational Toys Planet, an online merchant since 2002. Kravchenko says it is very important to pick the right toy for your child's particular age, attention or stage. And to not purchase exactly what you would like or what you wanted as a kid except to buy the toy that is suitable for your child's character. She suggests considering which toys can make your kid want to find something new, improve their abilities, and promote independent learning. "You can check customer's testimonials and producer's age guidelines, but your selection should mostly depend on your child," states Kravchenko,"not other people's opinion about the toy."
Go to the land of make believe
"The best toys are those which boost imagination and pretend play," says Nancy Werner, Kindergarten teacher in Traver Road School in Pleasant Valley. "These toys also develop with the child and they can use them for several functions."
Werner, who has a four-year older, indicates dress up clothes, play dolls and food to foster imagination, production of stories and language that lead to reading comprehension and writing abilities. She also urges creative games which be performed adults or other kids, like Candy Land, for growing counting, cooperation, turn taking and problem solving.
Parents should be cautious about the claims made by instructional toy advertisements. "Children's development can not be accelerated," says Jim Taylor, Ph. D, Psychology, author of"Your Children are Under Attack: How Popular Culture is Destroying Your Kids' Values, and How You Can Protect Them." "Children can only grow at the pace they are capable."
Taylor claims that trying to accelerate a child's growth can actually slow it down since children are forced to do things for which they aren't developmentally ready. The outcome is that children are prevented from doing exactly what they ought to do at their stage of development.
"It is more important to have conversations with children and ask them questions to help them explain and believe than to spend hundreds of dollars on a toy or movie that is going to be just a 1 way'conversation'," says Werner.
Werner and Wild both point to books, either purchased or borrowed, as being one of the very best educational assets your child can own. And among the greatest tools parents can use to educate their kids. "One of the best educational'toys' for a kid is the adult who spends time speaking, studying, and enjoying the wonders of earth with (these )," says Wild.