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Some of the skills you might want to help your child acquire:
Toys that strengthen arm and leg muscles to help your young child learn to sit up, crawl and walk have an educational value as they’re teaching your child a specific skill when they’re younger.
As they grow a bit older toys such as trikes, bikes and scooters all help your child’s physical development.
And in later childhood years, jump ropes, pogo sticks, balls and other fun toys will encourage them to be active and build the muscles needed to keep their bodies healthy.
You want your children to have friends and get along well with others and choosing toys that help to build social skills is a great way of doing just that.
Toys that encourage communication skills, sharing, taking turns, good sportsmanship, following rules and working in groups will all help your child develop the social skill needed for both school and adulthood.
School Readiness Skills
To get your child off to a good start in school, you will want to choose toys that help prepare them before they begin school.
Toys such as coloring books, color and number recognition and counting toys are all excellent ways to prepare your toddler for their school years.
Other great toys are those that help develop your child’s fine motor skills such as puzzles and arts & crafts.
Once your child has started school you’ll most likely start looking for toys and games that can help boost academic skills such as reading, writing, math and science.
To keep your child interested, these toys and games work best if they’re also fun.
Through fun interaction and engagement, your child will learn many new skills that will enhance their learning.
Problem Solving Skills
Some toys are designed to allow children to engage in creative thinking and deductive reasoning, which helps them develop critical problem solving skills.
Building toys, puzzles and brain teasers are all excellent ways to help your child develop their problem solving skills in a fun and interesting way.