Stimulate Your Child’s Imagination – I have always been an advocate for educational children’s toys. Not only are they an important part of a child’s development, but the use of educational toys can also help children learn many different skills they will need in their life. They can help develop problem-solving skills, it also teaches children about sharing, helps develop their fine and gross motor skills and nurtures their creativity and imagination.
Women Talking have been looking at two award-winning toy brands, both creators of outstanding quality, environmentally friendly and educational toys.
Dantoy – Designers and manufacturers of high-quality toys in Denmark for more than 5 decades.
We love the multi-coloured Dantoy Baking Set from Amazon – the pretend playsets engage your children for hours of creative play. The design encourages your kids to create endless imaginative games together and independently. Building children’s confidence and physical development through play, just for the fun of it! And, the great thing is, playing means learning. Pretend play improves hand to eye coordination and promotes child and adult interaction.
Having Dantoy playsets spur on kid’s imaginations for hours of creative roleplay with friends and siblings as well as independently. Your children also develop fundamental communication and social skills for later in life from engaging playtime.
Nordic Ecolabel – It is encouraging to know that Dantoy ensures no harmful substances are used during the production of their toys. All their toys are made with good, safe materials and do not contain PVC or phthalates. Certified with the Nordic Ecolabel and make a conscious effort to reduce the environmental impact from the production of toys.
Geomag Supercolor Panels Recycled 52 Magnetic Piece Set £29.99 from The ToyShop – Creative kids will love building new designs with this 52-Piece Super Colour Magnetic Construction Set from the Geomag range. (To be honest, you don’t have to be a child to enjoy the benefits of this iconic toy) Whether they’re building colourful structures or testing new designs, kids will love getting creative with this 52-Piece magnetic construction kit. With everything, they need to get started, including handy hints and tips, this kit promises hours of fun. Plus, it’s made from 100% recycled plastic. Suitable from 5+
Why Children need educational play:
Enhance Motor Development – Educational toys are linked to developing sensory-motor skills in children. Colourful and vibrant lights and sound enhance the sense of sight in small kids. Creative toys and activities improve fine motor skills in older kids. This will further promote better personality and communication skills in children.
Increase IQ and promote problem-solving skills – Education and developmental toys are known to boost your child’s IQ level by better memory retention, coordination, and increased literacy. Kids learning toys and games aid in challenging their minds, which will lead to developing into better problem-solving skills.
Develop social and emotional intelligence – You can train and make your child a social being right at home. With educational toys, kids take on role-playing, understand emotions and develop empathy. These toys will put your child through various social situations that involve sharing, leading, bonding caring, waiting, etc. Playing also develops their emotional intelligence as they respond to emotions such as anger, laughter, or sadness.
Better and improved concentration – Through playing, you help your child focus on a task for a larger span of time. Early introduction of toys will help your child to improve concentration. This simple tactic will, later, be fruitful during his academic years.
Instil creativity and imagination – educational toys not only foster learning and growth but also give your kids the ability to think creatively. These toys incorporate games that instil creative imagination in your child. You will see your kids using their creative skills and make something beautiful out of them.
There are classic educational toys to help stimulate the minds of children of all ages from birth upwards and feel it is certainly an area worth investing in.