Must have toys for kids

The first 5 years of children are very crucial. The child’s brain develops to both genes and the environment. According to the Australian Early Development Centre, the child develops around 1000 trillion brain connections or synapses in the first three years of life. 

We all want our kids to play and grow. The biggest challenge lies in how to select toys apart from the toys kids like. There are plenty of options available. Of course, we can’t buy all the toys or else kids will think the world owes them. But we also want kids to feel deserving and full of life. 

5 Must toy for kids 

  1. Blocks – Blocks are full of fun and challenges. It improves motor skills, hand-eye coordination, gripping and creativity. A good teaching tool. 
  2. Pretend Play sets – It develops thinking and problem-solving skills. It also improves the social and communication skills of your child. There are many pretend play sets available in the market like – doctor set, engineer set, car station set, fire station set, farmers market, kitchen set, dollhouse set etc. 
  3. Puzzles – Simple puzzles like matching, sorting can be done for toddlers then come to complex ones according to age. It develops gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem-solving, setting up goals, develops patience and stimulates thinking. 
  4. Art and craft sets – Kids love it. Kids love to mess around. But this mess helps your child to grow creative, develops problem-solving, critical thinking skills etc. Art activities, craft sets, play dough provides the opportunity to explore and make choices.
  5. Whiteboard – First thing you should bring home for preschoolers. They draw and erase again and again. They get wonderful opportunities to draw their imagination on board. They can learn immensely through this whiteboard.

So let us know what your child’s favourite toy is and share your story in a comment below. 

About the Author

Megha is a Human Resource Professional and a Lecturer in University. After becoming a Mother, Megha set herself up as a freelance writer and consultant. 

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