Playing with toys and puzzles is one of the most attractive things about childhood. Every child loves to play and solve puzzles to have fun. Recent studies have shown that playing with toys is critical to the healthy development of the child’s mind and intelligence.
Playing with the right kind of games and toys has a long lasting influence on what your child becomes after growing up. Educational toys are equipped to make the learning process fun for children. They have the potential to teach children through innovative means and techniques by the way of interesting activities.
Cognitive development refers to the overall development of the child’s thought process. Educational toys allow the children to develop their thinking capabilities and at the same time, think freely by unleashing their true potential. However different set of toys are designed for children of different ages. Those toys should be selected which are appropriate for your child’s cognitive needs at a certain age.
The toys address various issues ranging from numerical puzzles to making strategies. With the development of cognitive ability of the child, he is able to enter areas of deeper and complex intellectual challenges which stimulate the growth of his creativity and innovativeness. Motor Development refers to the growth of a child’s physical abilities.
Motor development goes hand-in-hand with the cognitive development. It is essential to make sure that your child learns the art of performing physical activities simultaneously with his intellectual growth.
Childhood is characterized by fun and enjoyment. Until and unless work is mixed with play, a child’s interest cannot be gained. The sense of curiosity and self-interest stimulates a child’s attraction to a certain toy or game. Without the element of fun, the child may not be able to hold hid interest in the game for too long.
Apart from the development of physical and intellectual skills, a child as an emotional being must be taught soft skills. By development of social skills a child learns to interact with other children and make friends. A child learns the social values and principles of the society by interacting with other children though the means of play.
The toys and games expose children to new dimensions and situations where the children learn and experience various emotions of happiness, sorrow, anger, etc. This enables a healthy development of child’s emotional self.