Vicki Panaccione, PhD, a child psychologist and founder of the Better Parenting Institute says: “Play is so important in the social, mental, physical, and emotional development of children.” He believes toys should be thought of as developmental learning tools. However, today’s toy stores offer thousands of products from which to choose, parents confused to choose which toys are right for your kids. How can you tell which are high quality and which will last? Which will engage your child’s interest for more than a few days or weeks? Now VATOS offer some ideas for choosing toys that will grow with your kids, challenge them, and nurture them thinking, physical, language, and social-emotional skills.
Consider the toys you have before buying any new toys. Try to select toys that offer your baby different colors, different textures, different shapes and different sounds. By opting for variety, you expose your kids at a very early age to the myriad of possibilities the world has to offer.
Keep them Simple
In general, the simpler the toy, the longer it will last. When a toy is too specific, it’s limiting and it denies the kids the ability to use their imaginations. The best toys are often the simplest ones- like our stem toys-because they allow kids to be creative and spontaneous.
Choosing Safe Toys
The most basic safety tip is to purchase age-appropriate toys. Your baby no doubt will bang, drop, kick, pull, throw, bite and suck on any toy you give him, that’s why the safety of toy materials is vital to kids. All toys in VATOS are made of durable BPA-free non-toxic plastic materials that has been thoroughly tested, meet US/EU toy safety standards, and have ASTM, EN71 and other certificates. VATOS toys are definitely safe and environmentally friendly for any kids.
In addition to these major safety concerns, you should also consider the weight of any toy, because your kids will inevitably drop any toy onto his toes or bang it into his face. Avoid toys that will hurt your kids when he does. You also avoid any plaything with sharp edges for your kids.
Choose Age-appropriate Toys
Kids enjoy toys that they can master and that are right for their particular stage of development. A toy that doesn’t offer any challenge may bore him. On the other hand, if it’s too hard to use, a toy may frustrate your infant. Your baby will get the most enjoyment out of a toy only if he can use it.
0-12 months: Infants are fascinate with movement, sounds and simple black and white visuals. They are discovering their own bodies, working on eye-hand coordination, reaching and grasping. Age-appropriate toys for new born are: baby water mat, baby rattles ect.
12-36 months: This is the age when kids are learning about cause and effect, and they will repeat activities over and over in order to master them. The early educational toy is so important that you look for VATOS Baby Toys that will grow with your child.
3 years and up: Children make huge gains in both fine and gross motor skills throughout this period. You can select toys that encourage exploration and problem-solving. VATOS Stem Toys give children the chance to figure something out on their own, which build children logical thinking skills and help them become persistent problem-slovers. Furthermore, children can be developed their spatial relations skills, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills via playing stem toys.
In addition, VATOS also offer Remote Control Cars to teenager to spark their imagination. Maybe they want to be a racer, pilot, and their dream will be come true in the future.