The educational benefits of -the right- toys
All fresh and new, Benbat toys are here to make our children’s lives very interesting and of course… fun! However, toys are more than just fun and games. Right? Well, Benbat gives us the perfect chance to discuss about how beneficial double-sided toys can be for child development. It is widely known that most toys provide some opportunity for children to learn. But the best ones, can stimulate their imaginations, develop their vision and encourage them to interact with others.
According to Chair in Early Childhood Development (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Heather Kirkorian, play is crucial to child development as it impacts cognitive development, social and emotional development, as well as language development. “Researchers sometimes characterize babies and young children as little scientists when they’re playing with toys. They’re testing ideas, creating hypotheses and evaluating them, and trying to solve problems. The type of toy a child plays with can be important, but how they’re using the toy and whom they’re playing with is also important” she says.
"It's a myth that babies can't play, even if they don't seem to be 'doing much' yet—they’re still taking everything in,” says Amanda Gummer, a research psychologist specializing in child development and spokesperson for the Genius of Play, a movement to raise awareness about the importance of play in kids’ lives. “Playing is a great way for parents and caregivers to build that vital bond with their baby, while sensory stimulations help baby's brain grow” she continues. So, babies are more than eager to learn and finding the best possible toy for them, can be hard. It is proven that giving your baby toys that are safe and stimulating will help discover his senses. In addition to that, toys with contrasting colors are fascinating to babies and stimulate their developing vision.
All in all, the basic principle behind any toy manufacturer should be making education fun and helping the infant develop a positive attitude towards learning, whilst creating a strong bond with parents. Benbat new toys, guarantee your baby will have loads of fun combining mental and physical activity. Discovering, at the same time, the colors and wonders of this world.