Choose the right toy for your child this holiday season October 28 2016, 0 Comments

Play time and outside activities are so important for children, and have so many health benefits as they encourage self-expression, creativity, imagination, problem-solving, empathy, and promote social development with peers.

There is nothing like good some old fashioned toy like baby dolls and plush pets to stimulate a child’s growing mind. Soft toys are usually the safest for children since they are made of fabric and cloth, without any plastic to worry about.  GirlznDollz rag dolls,  plush puppy and pony are great examples of toddler toys and preschool toys for kids. So please encourage your children to put down electronics and play more with more imaginative toys that promote creative play.

 If you are unsure about buying a certain toy, here are some guidelines and questions to consider:

  • How safe and durable is the toy?
  • Is the toy age appropriate? Most quality toys offer age guidelines based on standard testing and skill levels.
  • Is the toy size appropriate? Do your homework and buy the right size of toys for your child.
  • What developmental and educational benefits will the toy offer for your toddler or baby? Pretend play that can be found with preschool toys such as baby dolls and stuffed animals or plush toys in general foster a child’s imagination. So please think of what benefit you are looking for in a toy for your child when buying it.

 Imaginative toys give children the opportunity to expand their mind, curiosity and their world through creative play. Toys are an important step in a child’s overall development. Consequently, it is important to provide the best tools of play for our kids. Please do some research and take the time to make the appropriate decision when buying a toy for for your child for Christmas and the holidays.