With so many new toys available from iPad apps to interactive robots, deciding what your child would like best is a complicated matter. Not only this, but deciding what would be best regarding development and learning for your child is just as tough. Although, the many iPad apps boost learning and have great interactive capabilities, it still seems a little wrong for a 5 year-old to be sat in front of a computer screen all day.
Play has been proven to be a very important part of a child’s younger years: it is important that, although they may think it’s just a game, you secretly know it’s helping them to develop a number of skills.
Although we’ve reached a digital age where everyone has the latest tablet and mobile phone, it doesn’t necessarily mean the toys from the past have been forgotten. A prime example of one of the classic toys keeping up with the future is Lego. Lego is still on the most wanted list by many children. Its range has grown from solely free-building blocks to specified blockbuster movie sets, to having online capabilities and interactive features. It certainly has kept up with the times.
Recently, one of the most successful series has been Lego City, a huge hit with not only children but adults too. Part of it are more specified sets which build up to make a police station or mine and many other city constructions. Most of them have moving parts which allow children to continue playing with the set even once it has been built. The great thing about these sets is that you can add to the city by buying a new set, leading to longer hours of playtime which will develop your kids’ imagination and dexterity.
Maybe try thinking twice before buying a tablet or computer for your youngsters: sometimes sticking to what you know is best.