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Children & Toys
Transcript of Children & Toys
Development Playing is the way children
practice growing up Purchased toys?
Simple toys? Toys
Classification Physical or Muscle Development Toys for Sensory
(Touch, sight, sound, taste, smell) Toys for Social Development Toys for Creative and
Intellectual Development Why are educational
toys important? Children need to have direct experience
with the world in order to make sense of
and learn about it. They learn all of these things
by playing with toys Coordination & Balance Toys also invite children to create
and use their imagination Children gain self-confidence as they play with toys.
Develop a sense of power.
It's important to recognize their accomplishments. "I can do this!
Look at me" Toys can be the basis for friendship.
Playing with toys helps children discover how other think and feel and what brings approval or disapproval. With toys, children can use energy and discover emotions
Toys are a way to deal emotional conflict or anger TV as a Toy for Children Children watch an average of 30 hours of TV a week.
The time children spend watching TV is "Passive time".
A moderate amount of TV can lead to fun learning experiences.
Balance moderate amount of TV with other playing activities. Ages and stages of Toys What makes a toy a good choice? How old are they?
What interests do they have?
What do they like to do? Is it safe? Is it fun? Is it attractive? Alone? Group? What kind of activities will it encourage? 5 Rules of Play Watch children without interrupting their play and games.
Ask children to tell you about what they are doing. Do not judge.
Join in and play at the child's level. Let the children lead.
Introduce a slightly more difficult stage of play.
Watch again to see if and how the child explores this new game to use a toy. Toys for
Infants Bright colored toys of many textures.
Washable, non-breakable and no sharp edges.
Large enough so they can't be swallowed.
Toys to look at, feel, chew on, hold and drop.
Interested in Push-Pull toys and balls. Infants Toys for
Toddlers Need toys to meet their needs of climbing, running and jumping.
Interested in doing things with their hands.
Toys should be simple and require little coordination.
Interested in playing with others and imitating grown-up activities.
Interested in sensory materials (play doh, crayons, chalk).
Like to scribble and mix colors. Toddlers Toys for
Preschoolers PreSchoolers Dramatic and creative age.
Children become social --> Toys for cooperative play
Interested in active physical play.
Increasingly curious about the world around them.
Enjoy realistic toys (farm and animal sets, model cars, trains).
Coordination increases, so they need more difficult puzzles.
Manage more difficult projects and enjoy cutting and simple sewing. Children start collections or hobbies.
Spend more time playing with friends in groups.
Start to show more awareness of sex role stereotypes.
Begin to make use of reading and writing skills.
Become more independent.
Age of "active games" (biking, swimming, hiking).
Increased interest in table games. Early School-Age Guidelines for choosing toys Choose toys that can be used in a variety of ways Look for toys that will grow with the child Select toys that encourage exploration and problem-solving Look for toys that spark child's imagination Give the child the chance to play with "real" stuff Toss in some "getting ready
to read" toys Seek out toys that encourage the child to be active Look for toys that nurture cross-generational play Play increases skills children need to learn to read and write.
Playing with educational toys in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school. Educational Toys help a child...
Development of physical skills
Development of cognitive thinking
Development of language skills
Development of emotional well-being
Development of social skills Common Questions on Choosing Toys What are the benefits of sounds, lights and music? Can toys actually "make a baby smarter",
as the packaging and advertisements often claim? Final Conclusion Let the children... Paola Peláez Rodríguez Alejandro Narvaez Cerna Susana Perea Meza With toys, children can use energy and discover emotions.
Toys also are useful as a way to deal with conflict or anger.