How To Choose Toy
- the skill of toy selecting for kids
Toy choosing should be made based on interests, age, safe as well as material of the products.
The growth of child is companied by toy, various kinds of toy. Playing with toy is the way of child discovered new things and get acknowledged with this new world.
Being the tool of kids learn about new thins of this world, Toy choosing should be made according to age, gender and interests of child.
Fun is the basic function of toy, at the same time, material, safe, educational level, price and quality should be considered when you choose toy for kids.
There are more than thousand kind of toy in the market. Part of them are friendly to kids, while some toy is harmful to them, such as sharp corner, pollution. It is happy to buy toy for child, but we need to be careful of the traps. It is a skill to choose a toy from a dizzying array of products.
Being a parents, if you are planning to choose a toy for child, em... we got some tips or skills that might be helpful when you choose toys.
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Choose Toy According To The Interests of Child
While surfing on the INTERNET, you may find many factors affecting the toy selection, such age, material, safe, etc. In my opinion, the first factor should be considered is the interests of child.
I am not completely believe some people is borne for something, but some kids do have his or her own interests or talents. For example, the boy of a friend love car shaped toy since he was born; but my boy is not interested in car, all his cars were left alone at the corner of the room.
I am sure you don't want to buy room-corner toy, then let ask the child or his (or her) parents, what is the interests of the child.
Selecting the right toy based on interests may be helpful to open the grand new world of this child. Fox example, if a baby shows interests in music, then it is a good idea to buy musical toys. If the child is not tired of the music toy in short period, there is a great possibility to touch musical instruments while the child growing. It increased the possibility of doing music related job or even developed into a musician when the child grown up.
Parents should guide child to discover unique talent. The easiest way is selecting appropriate toy based on the interests of kids. How to find his interests? em, i think it is your turn. Spend sometime to play with your baby or kids and keep closed watch of them, i am sure it is easy to find the answer.
You can get the answer while you take daily talking with your friends before you choosing toy for their child, very smart, and very easy , am i right?
Choose Toy Based on Age
Except the interests of child, we should also consider the capability of child in choosing toy for them.
For example, grand piano is useless for an infant, oh yes, piano is one of the toys, just a little big. Child is expected to learn some sill in particular period. We should buy appropriate toy according to the the developing stage. Here is some growing stage data, hope this is helpful to new parents
Choose Toy for Newborn to 12 month Child
You are suggested to choose toy with ability of encouraging the movements of a baby. Most parents choose toy with bright color, different textures, nice shape, interesting sound to attract baby to move their body or limbs.
Baby or infant prefer to discover this new world by mouth fist, so they put anything within reach in their mouth. So the most important thing to be kept in mind, do not buy any toy include small parts easy to fall.
Choose Toy for Child between 1 to 2 years old
Your baby improved their ability are trying to understand this new world during this period. You can choose some micro-world toys to help the child to understand how it works. Cloth books, plastic mirrors, dolls, pretend kitchens, toy phones, computers, and small drums are often included in the shopping list.
Choose Toy for Child between 2 to 3 years old
Sports skills and language expression are developing rapidly after baby grow to 2 or 3 years old. The baby in this stage is eager to know more about this world. You are suggested to buy these toys for your baby during this period:
- Building blocks, which offers various shape . Child never get tired of this kind of toy.
- Babet and plush toys are wonderful toys for little girls.
- Puzzles and assembling toys belongs to brainstorm toy.
- Colored beads and decorative dolls is included in decorative toys.
- Educational toys: such as as plasticine ultra-light clay and brush, paint, etc.
- Entertaining toys: electric vehicles, remote control cars, eight monochrome, etc.
- Outdoor toys: Sandbox toys, cars and wagons and balls.
Selecting Toys for Preschool-Aged Children
Child in this period can understand the world and express them very well, even can create something or share the playing with with friends.
The toy may coves:
- Toys allow creating or expression: building blocks, interlocking plastic blocks.
- Puzzles, board games and assembling toys help kids to developing their brain.
- Simple musical instruments: This toy help you to find the musical talents of child.
- Modeling clay and painting related toy.
- Books : Many kids can read some books with photo and simple text.
- Sports related toys: Balls, bike, jump rope, scooter, etc.
- Electric vehicles, remote control cars, eight monochrome, etc.
Choose Toys for School-Aged Children
Select toy for outdoor activity and body exercising : kites, bicycle, jump rope, scooter, etc.
Brain storm exercising : Rubik’s cube, tangram puzzles, puzzles and simple science experiments.
Book becomes more important section in this period.
Help kids to discover their art related talents: paining, music instrument, children camera,
Entertaining toys related with modern elements of the world : Electric vehicles, remote control cars, drones, remote control aircraft, tablet, etc.
Choose toy to develop social skills of kids: chess, balls, construction toy, large puzzle.
Choose Safe Toy
Many children are injured each year because of unsafe toys. No toy can be named as 100% safe, we should narrow down the toy by some safe standard and prepare some protective gear for part of toys. While you select a toy for kids, the first factor to be considered is safe.
Avoid toy with sharp corners or edges : The sharp corner may injury the kids, especially when they falls after running with the toy.
Be careful of small parts : : The factor is important when you choose toy for infant, because they like to put anything in their mouth. You are not suggested to buy toy with removable or easy to loosen widgets, such as toy with glass eyes, buttons, or small magnets.
Avoid combustible, explosive or shooting toy : Never buy combustible explosive toy for kids, because they can become uncontrolled more faster than you imagined. And they may lead to serious injury to child. Shooting toy, such as any kind of guns with shooting ability, leads to potential injury to eye of kids.
Stay away from toxic materials : Toys covers formaldehyde, lead or any other toxic materials should not be listed in your choosing option.
Avoid splinters or exposed nails : : Make sure that there are no splinters or exposed nails when you choose wooden toys. Most exposed nails are easy to loose, which may leads to scratch.
Washable Toy is better: : If available, please choose washable toy, which is helpful to offers a clean and healthy playing to kids.
Weight: : Heavy toy leads to possible dropping on foot, which may cause serious injury.
Choose Fire Resistant Material: : Consider the fire resistance level when you choose toy, especially the toy made of fabrics. You never know how the boy may play the toy.
Do not choose toy with loud noise : Toy with loud nose is harmful to the hearing of child, especially when they put the toy closed to ear.
Avoid toy with : Do not choose toy with large strings, long ribbons or long rubber band. Naughty kids may strangle themselves in those things.
Protective equipmentProtective gear is necessary when you buy some outdoor or sports toys, such as bike, scooter, roller skating or skiing equipment. Most protective equipment are focused on protecting the head, knee and elbow of kids.
How to Choose Toy in different material
Toy can be made in many kinds of material, such as wood, plastic, PVC, glass, cotton, fabric, iron, steel and magic.
Compared with plastic, glass and iron, wooden toy is the best choice, because wooden toy is made in natural material, without any chemicals material. And wooden toy is not so heavy and heavy to lead to injury. Compared with plastic toy, wooden toy is durable, and they do not contain pollutants, which is vital for children.
The price of wooden toy is higher than plastic toy, but it worth the money.
When you choose a wooden toy, make sure there is no burrs and no sharp corner. Choose an unpainted toy, or make sure there is no pigment stains if you have to or prefer to buy colored toy.
Be careful of the size which you choose toy for infant, they want to put anything in mouse, do not buy too small wooden toy.
Please read the Product Manual and ask for qualification certification when you buy PVC toy. Phthalates are usually added into PVC to make the toys soft. Phthalates have adverse effects on many aspects of body health. Please choose toy without this kind of material.
Glass, iron or steel are fragile, too hard or too heavy for infant or any child below 6 years old child. They are only available for 6 years old or over, after they know how to protective themselves to a certain degree.
Tips of Toy Choosing for Child
Educational toys should be choose for the kids of 2 to 3 years old.
Alphabets knobs puzzles, simple maths puzzles, animal or bird puzzles are good toy to teach kids to know simple maths, animals, birds, colors, shapes, etc.
Science experiments kits, DIY activity kits and high-level maths are good choice for school aged kids.
Building blockds and interlocking blocks help kids to develop their creative talents, and it can be played by little kid or older child, which is good for both kids and parents.
Rubik’s cube, tangram puzzles, Puzzles and assembling toys should not be skipped, because it can develop the problem solving ability of child.
Choose toy big enough than can not be put into mouth of a baby.
Buy a pair of glasses if you have to buy shooting toy for child.
Choose toy without small parts, such as buttion, eyes, or ribbons.
Toys made in fabric should be marked as fire resistant.
Toy guns should not be choosed for younger kids.
Small items should not be gave to kids, such as small balls, buttons and coins. Then can be put in mouth.
It is not a good idea to buy shooting toy, especially the kids below 5 years old.
The battery-operated toy should not be choose if the battery box is not fixed by screws.
Be careful of the toy with sharp angle or rough edges.
Fragile toy should not be listed in your toy list.