Parents spend hours on end searching for the best toys for their kids. Some parents want to find the hottest toys while others want the best learning toys for their children. There is a secret to finding the best kids toys. Do you want to know what it is? Here it comes – the secret is to watch your child.
Okay, so that really isn’t a huge secret, but believe it or not, many parents want to buy toys for their kids without even thinking about what their child does on a daily basis.
Choosing Kid’s Toys
Let’s think about this scenario for a minute – a father goes to buy his son a present. His son spends all day stacking cardboard boxes, cups, pillows, and anything else he can get his hands on. The father searches endlessly for the perfect toy and finally settles on a baseball and bat.
When he gives it to the child, the child is happy for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then, he puts the bat and ball down and never picks it up again. Instead, he goes back to stacking with his usual household objects.
Now, think hard. What kind of toys could the father have bought his son that included stacking and building? Did you guess LEGOs or other building blocks? Maybe even the new Mindcraft game would have been the perfect gift.
For some reason, parents spend thousands of dollars on toys their kids never play with. Why? It’s because instead of watching their children to see what interests them, the parents want them to like the things they like now or liked as a child.
For parents who only want to buy their kids learning toys, stop and think a minute. No matter what toy you buy your child, he will learn something. Dolls teach girls (and boys) how to care for a baby. They learn to feed, dress, hold, and even bath the doll. These are all life skills that every child needs to learn.
Building blocks teach kids hand-eye coordination, creativity, motor skills, problem solving, building, shapes, sizes, and much more.
Think about each toy your child has. All of them will teach your child something. If you can’t think of anything, give the toy to your child and sit for a few minutes to watch him as he plays. It is guaranteed that several things will pop into your head that you can teach your child.
Learning toys don’t have to be labeled as a learning toy and kid’s toys don’t have to be the newest most sought after toy. Kid’s toys only need to be toys your kids love and love to play with.