Why Toys Are Important For Child Development
Both toys and educational toys are important for child development as they can help develop problem solving skills, their fine and gross motor skills and enhance their creativity and imagination. We have outlined different styles of play below which include S.T.E.M toys (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), pretend play and dress up, arts and crafts, puzzles and games, and lastly, music. All of these styles of play offer different benefits to child development.
- STEM Toys
S.T.E.M toys stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Early exposure to S.T.E.M toys is excellent for children’s cognitive development and problem solving skills. It has also been proven that S.T.E.M careers offer some of the highest paying jobs in adulthood, therefore, children need to learn it from a young age in order to develop an interest in any of them S.T.E.M topics.
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2. Pretend Play and Dress Up
Dressing up in costumes and partaking in dramatic role play benefits children cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally. It is a great activity for children to develop their imagination, creativity, empathy and gender exploration.
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3. Arts & Crafts
Arts and crafts are a great way for children to develop their motor skills. Learning to colour inside the lines, safely using scissors and learning to properly draw shapes are all valuable exercises that contribute to children’s cognitive development in a fun way.
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4. Puzzles & Games
Puzzles and games are great for children’s cognitive development and problem solving skills. Puzzles are also extremely effective in helping children with pattern recognition, memory, and both gross and fine motor skills.
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Music is an important subject for early child development and getting them ready for school in terms of intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy skills. Music helps the body and the mind work together and it can help children learn the sounds and meanings of words.
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