Toy for a child is an instrument for discovering the world and at the same time, a substantial part of the world itself, and game - the way to its knowledge. Psychologists call thinking of a very small child visually-effective. In other words, manipulating with accessible objects (toys), a baby learns the world, thinks, develops. And things for these manipulations promote his thinking. Imagine what kind of responsibility you have when choosing a baby gift!
In future (after approximately a year and a half) visibility figurative thinking starts dominating. During this period a child should be immersed in the world of images (in various forms - books, pictures, meccanos, plot games, etc.).
A child should develop imagination. Games of children who have too many toys are often boring and monotonous. Toy horses look exactly like real, world of Barbie as if moves to a children’s corner from a TV screen. There is no luster for child’s imagination or spark of creativity (ability to find innovative solutions).
What toys are needed for children development?
There are simple rules you should observe when selecting toys for children.
1. Children under two years should have access to 3-5 toys at the same time. No more. Otherwise, mind is scattered, concentration is lost, study of toy becomes superficial. If there are many toys in the house, you can simply remove excesses. A month later these toys will be perceived as new.
2. Toys should be completed between themselves in order to stimulate development of increasingly complex plot games. That is, if your child has a large farm truck, you have to add cubes, or something else to load in it, animals or dolls suitable for s role of a driver, passengers and vehicle, as well as a large box, which can serve as a truck garage.
3. Toys for small children should not be static, purely decorative. That is a big doll should be dressed and undressed, and washed and combed, a car should go, raise something with a crane, open and close doors, turn, snap, etc. The more manipulations you can do with the same toy, the higher its discovery and developing value are.
4. Toys should be made of different materials. A set of toys for a young child, along with bright plastic toys, should include wooden toys (blocks, pyramids, scales, cars), fur and rubber toys, toys from different fabrics, ceramic, metal, and even stone toys (such as stone eggs or just sea pebbles).