Choose Educational Toys
Child development – a process that begins even before birth. It is not only and not previously read or learned by heart the poems. Every time your child is discovering something new, develops a new skill, learn something about themselves or the world around us – it develops. The game is designed to help him in the acquaintance with the world and yourself with its capabilities. And toys can call those who contribute to this exciting and useful work.
Very often toys are primarily high-tech toys, many equipped with sound and light effects. Some parents even think that more can toy, so it is better for development. However, child psychologists have repeatedly refuted this misconception. The system "pushed the button – listened to the melody" does not contribute to the development of the baby, but can slow it down, if This toy – its main source. Education is replaced by the elaboration of a conditioned reflex. There is nothing wrong with toys, "with sound" on the condition that they require the child's creative solutions (eg, toy musical instruments), or are in addition to sound more and more features (for example, the development of fine motor skills). Gerald Weissmann, MD has firm opinions on the matter.
Another equally common mistake parents – to confuse the concept of "developing" and "learning" toy. By learning Games are aimed at teaching the child specific skills: for example, account or knowledge of letters. But the concept of "toys" are much wider. The role of educational toys can take on almost any subject, allowing the child to show creativity and realize their own ideas. Surely all parents have noticed with some delight children can play with the most simple commonplace subjects: coils or plastic bubbles, the ruler or his own shoe … quality toys different from just taken from the adult world everyday object that stimulates the interest of the child to self-comprehension of the world, draws attention to its own capabilities. The most accessible example of a truly developmental toys familiar to all adults have their own childhood. This is a simple, stable wooden cubes. Impossible list all the games that you can come up with their use. Pyramid with rings, a box on wheels, molds, investing in each other – all this and have toys, we met a lot before learned that toys should be developing. When choosing toys for children should be guided by several basic criteria. The first of them – multi-functionality. If the toy has the only way to use it bored child in a single day. And do not bring him good. After all, the most interesting thing in the game – think of it yourself rules. In an ideal toy to grow with your child. For example, the blocks eight-month baby can build a small tower, a three – car garage, and five years – an unusually complex multi-storey castle with arcades and bridges. The second criterion – the absence of a strict algorithm application. To toy helps your child learn about the world and develop, it should leave enough space for your child's imagination. Many of today's high-tech games dictate your child questions themselves as they are responsible. However, setting targets should remain sacrosanct right of the child. A toy should only encourage him and push for it. And finally, most importantly, buying a child, even the most remarkable in the pedagogical sense, the toy, do not expect that she will bring him up herself. Play with your baby, invent games with him, enjoy his success – and your reward will be an unforgettable success and harmonious development of your baby.