Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to Choose Children’s Toys

Children love to play with different toys. Parents buy them from toy stores such as dolls, cars or building blocks. Knowing which are safe enough for their kids to enjoy playing with is very important to prevent any accident from happening.
How does one choose from the different selections in the toy stores? There are different ways to choose the best one that fits any child’s preferences. Toys can be recreational or educational depending on what is preferred.

Selecting safe toys

·         Know the age of the child who will be using the toys. There are different varieties for every age group. Check the box for printed age labels that suits the child or ask the saleslady for tips on which one to buy.
·         Educational toys are excellent since it hones the cognitive part of the brain of a child. Play with him and teach him how to use building blocks.
·         Buy books that can teach the child how to count from one to three, tell colors or identify objects.
·         Check the packaging for the contents of the product. If it contains lead don’t purchase it and instead report it to the health department. It may be hazardous to a child’s health.
·         Always test the toy first in the stores to see if it is in good working condition.
·         If the child is too young, don’t buy Legos or other similar toys since it may end up choking the child.
·         Ask other parents around who already bought their own kids toys to know which are safe and recommendable.

A child’s safety is important and should come as a priority to any parent. Playing with them can attribute greatly to their growing up stage. Know the pros and cons of any toys bought from the stores to ensure how the child may benefit from it safely.
This is a guest post by Ciel, a photography enthusiast and an article contributor. She hopes to travel the world someday and show it through photographs. Her current writing task is for promoting a site for tagpap Hvidovre.

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