EDUCATIONAL TOYS: PROMOTING LEARNING THROUGH PLAYING

EDUCATIONAL TOYS: PROMOTING LEARNING THROUGH PLAYING

Toys play an important role in the development of kids. This is why it is important to be critical about the type of toys you buy for them. Remember that learning happens best through playing. It is for this reason that parents are strongly advised to add a significant amount of educational toys to their young one’s collections.

==Abstract==

This piece takes a brief look at some of these toys, how they can be beneficial to the skills development of the child, and a general visual description of each. Hopefully the next time you visit the local toy shop, you will be inspired to get your young hero something more than just an action figure.

==Magnetic Building Block Tile Set==

These are puzzle pieces made from non-toxic plastic. They are designed to stick to one another using magnets. The pieces in the set consist of different colors of the spectrum.

Individual pieces have their own distinct shapes such as squares & triangles. The child should be able to identify different shapes and colors as h/she puts them together.

There are also number tiles included in the set; they are also able to fit into each other to create a logical sequence to encourage analytical thinking.

The best part about this set is that all the small distinct shapes can be used to create one bigger shape. For example, you can use small squares with different colors to create a bigger cube.

EDUCATIONAL TOYS: PROMOTING LEARNING THROUGH PLAYING

==Augmented Reality Globe==

This one should help your child develop interest in different places on the globe. The set features small animals & play pieces that fit at specific continents and countries on the globe.

For instance, a small kangaroo can be associated with the country Australia. For the younger one who is still getting there, a picture is drawn on the country to show where every animal is found.

These two parts should give h/her an idea of the different animals that roam the Earth and where they originate from. Secondly, placing each of them on the globe will help the child identify where different countries are relative to their own.

The last piece provides them with a sheet of different flags and names of the countries they represent. This three piece set provides geological and tourism based knowledge to your children and stimulates more curiosity about the planet we live in.

==Playing & Interactions==

Since these are educational pieces, it is strongly advised that the parent becomes involved in the play. Playing with puzzle pieces may require some level of knowledge.

Helping your child with some challenges will encourage h/ her to upgrade and develop skills in mathematics, language, and social matters such as different cultures of people in different countries.

==Final Thought==

Children are drawn to every toy they come across in the toy shop. But they don’t always pick the ones that will help them develop useful skills. Which sort of video games would your six year old pick if given a choice?

This is why it is important to become involved in one way or the other. It is possible that you may end up learning a thing or two from some of those pieces.

GETTING THE BEST DOLL HOUSE

GETTING THE BEST DOLL HOUSE

Majority of people find it difficult to get the dollhouse from the nearest local store. However, if you search and find it online, you will come across a number of stores where you can get trustworthy and low priced dollhouses. The problem arises when you don’t have the right knowledge on how to select the best one without wasting money. If you are going to shop for it, go through the following guidelines that will help you in getting the right one.

The scale

Dolls houses are available in a number of scales and the most common one demanded by the majority of people is 1:12. Accessories such as kitchen set, furniture etc. are also made in accordance with this scale so make sure that you select the right one. Some other scales are also available that are not very much popular but are preferred according to the preference and needs of people.

Budget

The next factor that is very much important, and will decide what type of dollhouse you would prefer.

Depending on the scale of the house, the price level ranges from a hundred dollars to thousand dollars. Before deciding on the budget make sure that you consider the type, size, color, and preference. It is important to ask your kid about what type would she like.

GETTING THE BEST DOLL HOUSE

Who will Play with it?

If you are planning to purchase for a small kid you can go for a low priced and low scale house. While on the other hand, if you are going for the teenagers and grownups, you would have to spend much more because of preference and requirements. It is also important to consider the gender of the kid so that they can get what they like the most. For example, boys would not like to play with dolls; rather they will prefer to go to castle and warrior theme.

Size of dollhouse

GETTING THE BEST DOLL HOUSEPeople who are tight on the budget will surely prefer to have the dollhouse that is lower in cost and of course, the size will also differ with the difference in the cost. You need to consider and think of it as a long-term investment and stick to your plan accordingly. Try to choose the one that can be easily altered from time to time according to kid’s taste. Also, it is good to have an idea of space, where you have to keep the dollhouse and there is no trouble in accommodating it.

Even if you are an expert or a beginner at creating your own unique houses you will be able to find everything you need online. Providing museum-quality pieces for your dolls houses will allow you to proudly display any of your creations without risking the thought of ever feeling your dollhouse is subpar in any way. Understanding how to create a house will allow you to bring out the designer in you. As most of these houses are going to have their style and flow it will be essential to be sure and go along with that flow. Ensuring a good flow will allow your dollhouse to remain a fluid work of craftsmanship on display.