Kids love toys, so they need plenty of chances to play with a variety of good toys and materials and also use their imagination. Play is essential to babies, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children. Handing your kids toys that are safe and stimulating will help them discover their senses.
Toys are more than just fun and games for kids. We need to regard and understand more about the world of play and its immense value for all babies and children. Toys are an important part of every child’s life and it is a fantastic feeling to give the right toys to kids. Choosing the right toy from the numerous possibilities can be very rewarding to children. Most toys provide an opportunity for children to learn. The best toys engage a child’s senses, fire their imaginations and encourage them to interact with others. These toys should offer a good balance and enrich children’s skills and creative opportunities. Below are good examples of such toys.
Plan Toys Oval Xylophone
This beautiful wooden xylophone can be used to make melodious tones to enchant young music lovers! Children will further their auditory growth and hand-eye coordination as they play tunes using the attached mallet on this colourful instrument. A joyful way to reinforce your child's natural sense of harmony and rhythm, and introduce them to the wonderful world of music! This toy is recommended for children from 12 months of age.
- It has a solid wooden mallet that strikes the bars to produce melodious and pleasant notes.
- It has five colourful wooden bars to produce five different notes.
- Kids can relate colours with Different Notes for Easy Composition.
- This toy strengthens a child's natural sense of harmony and rhythm.
- It is made from all natural organic recycled rubber wood and water- based dyes.
- There is an opportunity for hand-eye coordination and creative music making.
Plan Toys Owl Sorter
This toy is made from rubber wood and coated with a non-toxic finish; all colours are made from vegetable dye which aids children's recognition of colours and shapes. The owl enables kids to use their hand -eye coordination and logical thinking. This special toy is recommended for kids from ages 12 months and up.
- The handy handle which helps in carrying owl anywhere with ease.
- Develops fine motor skills.
- Colourful and tactile
- Includes owl and four blocks (star, circle, triangle and square)
Cuddle Teddy bear from Elks and Angels
Most kids we’ve seen have a favorite teddy bear to hold on to and cuddle and they sometimes keep them into their teenage or adult years. Teddies are cuddly, warm, and soft and can be great friends. What child doesn't instantly smile and get excited when they get a cuddle teddy bear for a gift?
Teddy Bears can stimulate babies too. Babies use their sense of touch to feel the textures softness of the teddy bears. Studies have also shown that babies can visually be stimulated by giving stuffed cuddle teddy bears of contrasting colours of black, white and red.
- It is super soft and silky
- It can resist dirt, bacteria and odour
- Internationally safety tested
Plan Toys Tambourine
This is a solid timber fully enclosed jingle tambourine. This toy has safety in mind as tambourine jingles are sharp. The safety, however, does not compromise the sound which still has the bright metallic jingle characteristic of the tambourine. This toy can be tapped, patted, rolled and shaken and the design is easily held by the rim for small hands. This toy is recommended for children from 2 years and above.
Plan Toys Musical Band
This kid-sized mini drum kit is a budding musician's dream. It is a fine musical band for developing coordination and encouraging improvisation in kids. All on a timber tripod standing, there are two different sized drums with two large drumsticks. A delightful top hat style cymbal hangs at the top of the stand and on the table section; there is a wooden ridged guiro. This toy is recommended for kids from 3 years and over.
From the few recommended toys above, parents or guardians shouldn’t find it difficult choosing toys for their kids knowing fully well that their health and safety has been taken into consideration.