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The Importance Of Play

Playing is the most basic activity of childhood, and to parents it seems like such a simple task. Yet the importance of play to the manner in which your child develops cannot be underestimated. Play is important to your child's development in many ways, including socially, physically, and cognitively. Playtime is a chance to watch your child develop before your eyes.
What play teaches a child.
Even the earliest forms of play - the simple holding of a toy - begin the learning process through which children start to understand how the world works and their role in it. "It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while practicing adult roles," explains Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg in a 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics report.

Choosing Educational Toys

How do you ensure that the educational toy you buy will be right for your child? As with everything there are no guarantees with children. There are a couple of things to consider when selecting children's educational toys that can improve the chances that your choice will be well received.

First, evaluate the developmental stage that your child is at. Select educational toys that target skills and abilities for that stage. An educational toy that is too advanced may cause frustration, and one that is too simple will not be challenging enough to warrant attention. Below is a general guideline for what types of children's educational toys are better suited for developmental stages from newborn through 3 years old. This is only meant to be a guide to start you thinking in the right direction. Use these guidelines and your knowledge of your child's interests to you help make your educational toy purchases.