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Top Things To Consider When Buying Toys For Your Baby

Top Things To Consider When Buying Toys For Your Baby

Top Things To Consider When Buying Toys For Your Baby

Children love toys! Using toys to teach your children different skills is a great way to help them in growth and development. Although choosing toys for toddlers should be simple, you might get confused as to which one would be most apt once you enter the toy store. As parents, you might have questions like which toys are best for your child and what to consider while choosing them. 

The article will take you through the various kinds of toys that your toddler may love and the things to consider while choosing toys

Tips For Choosing Toys For Toddlers

Here are some ways to choose toys for toddlers that challenge your child, and support development and growth.

  • Factor in the child’s age

You must check the age range before you buy toys for your child. You don't want to buy a toy to learn that your child won't understand it for another year. Keeping this in mind is important while gifting toys to children. 

  • Pick toys that can be used in several ways, preferably open-ended toys

The minds of toddlers are like sponges that often absorb and enjoy activities like taking apart, putting back together, adding to, and building things. With flexible toys, your child can play different games as per their imagination. 

For instance, a road, a zoo, a bridge, or a spaceship can be made out of open-ended toys like building sets & blocks or LEGO pieces.

  • Check for durability

One way to choose toys for toddlers is to check the durability of the toy first. Buy toys that are durable and long-lasting. Pay close attention to a toy's construction and the materials used. 

  • Pick toys that your toddler actually loves

We would've seen children lose interest in a toy in just a few days of buying it. If that’s the case for you, going for toys that are enjoyable, such as art toys, can be a good choice. For instance, pretend play & dress-up sets or miniature plastic animals are entertaining for a young child who might create a shoebox home for them, while an older child can use them to act out a story they make up.

  • Prioritize safety

Newborns tend to bite toys with their mouths, especially while teething. The games and toys selected for them should be well-furnished and free from sharp edges. Numerous dollhouses, kitchen sets, and other games contain tiny components suitable only for toddlers above 3 years of age. So, avoid toys for infants or babies that have small elements in them.

  • Choose toys that promote skill development

Children can repeatedly practice new abilities while playing. Toys that allow children to solve problems independently or with some guidance help them develop their logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Stem toys or math toys encourage brain development and logical and problem-solving skills. 

Children also love to play with technology toys or engineering toys, which increases their curiosity while playing. These kinds of toys aid in the development of children's fine motor skills, spatial relations, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Add a few reading-readiness toys

Your baby may learn the basics of writing and reading with the aid of books, magnetic alphabet letters, and art tools like markers, crayons, and fingerpaints. They will enjoy looking at and playing with real-life props like takeout menus, catalogs, or magazines while learning letters, text, and print.

  • Look for toys for all age (young & adults)

People of all ages love memory games. Start a family game night when you play games together. Memory games help in developing listening, self-control, memory, matching, and counting skills as children learn to follow the rules. They also develop communication and interpersonal skills with their parents. Teaching toddlers how to accept defeat and be gracious winners have significant positive effects.

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