December 17, 2016 · Child Education · (No comments)

Submitted by: Melody N. Andes

As school season is coming near, teachers, students and parents are readying the things they need in preparation for school. Like grade school teachers, preschool teachers made the needed preparation for the most awaited day of the school season, the opening of classes.

If you are a preschool administrator, a preschool teacher or a parent, you should remember that not all toys are appropriate for any age. Purchasing educational toys for toddlers or infants can be difficult due to the numerous toys found in stores.

Play groups and preschools should ensure that they have the right education supplies and toys at their possession to boost the learning and educational skills of all children enrolled in their schools.

Results of studies show that learning disabilities in young children can be prevented by giving them the right cognitive stimulation supplies and equipment at an early age. By giving them the right stimulation toys, you can avoid problems and prepare the child for pre-school and other challenges.

Teachers and parents want the best for the child, but they had trouble choosing which toys to buy due to the numerous factors to consider before making the purchase. They should not forget that selecting and giving children the right educational toys play a vital role in child development and learning.

Factors to consider when buying the right preschool or toddler toys:

1. Choose simple and solid toys for the child. Avoid buying those containing toxic paints or chemicals because toddlers are prone to putting toys in their mouth.

2. Avoid buying those with sharp edges because they usually bash or knock their toys during their play.

3. Never purchase toys with delicate mechanisms.

4. You can give toddler a ball because he loves to kick it, to throw it, to bounce it or to roll it.

5. To encourage interaction in toddlers, it is best to give them toy telephones. Through it, they like to pretend conversations and entertain themselves.

6. You can give them pretending toys like kitchen sets, vanity sets or kitchen utensils at a later stage to encourage role playing and fantasy activities.

7. You can give them crayons and drawing books to color because they love to scribble on any walls or surface. At first, they find it hard to hold a crayon, but you can teach them to hold and to make a stroke. You can give them enough supply of rough paper to try their artistic skills.

8. To enhance their small muscle skills, you can give them durable and simple mechanical toys to manipulate. Give them toys that contain dials, hinges, levers, push buttons and interlocking beads.

9. Give toddler building blocks made from lighter materials to prevent injuries and damages.

10. You can purchase boards and flash cards containing different shapes, colors and forms.

11. If you like to buy books for them, make it sure it has durable and stiff pages and those containing large colorful images. They like and appreciate books which colorful pictures. By scanning books, they can develop their memory and language skills.

With the tips and suggestions mentioned above, for sure, you can boost the intellectual and learning skills of your child.

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