5 Reasons Why Playing With Toys Is Important For Kids

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Toys are an important part of any kid’s life. Research has shown that children who spend most of their childhood playing develop faster than those who grow up behind closed doors. They have a higher chance of learning new things through interacting with their toys and their playmates than those who grow up segregated from other kids.

Most parents tend to keep their children in the house more because they fear that their kids might be exposed to danger while outside. In as much as this may be true, at no cost should you compromise your kid’s growth.

Let your kids go out to the park and play with their toys. In case you are a busy parent and cannot find time to take your kids to the park, consider buying them house toys to keep them active. Playing with toys is important for kids because of reasons such as:

Playing with toys is learning

There are certain abilities that could be sitting deep within your kids that if you do not allow them to play, they will never get to bring out. For example, singing games will teach your kids new words and pronunciations which not even you would think of teaching them.

For instance, if your child loves teddy bears, shower him/her with lots of them. Most often, kids treat teddy bears as if they are children and through that, they learn how to care for others.

Playing lays the grounds for literacy

As mentioned earlier, kids learn how to sound different words through singing games which is also interactive since they get to run around and have a good time.

Your kids will be able to differentiate things through the different toys that you buy them.

Playing teaches kids the art of decision making

Kids knowing which toy they want to play with and where they want to play is the first step towards decision making in a child. As your child grows up, he/she should be able to make decisions on their own. Your child should be able to know basic things like what they want to eat.

Decision making is an important aspect of every kid’s life. They should also be in a position to tell what is wrong from right. Without play at their initial stages of development, this may be a challenge.

Play makes parents learn their kids’ behavior

Play is not only for the benefit of kids but also for their parents. It is important for parents to learn what their children are interested in, their strong points and their weak points. Playing with toys basically enables a parent to know the true self of their child when exposed to the world.

Playing gives kids their personal space

Every child needs some time alone. A kid’s time with his toys is his time alone where he/she will get to practice movement on their own and get to do things for themselves.

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Danuta Smoluk is a teacher with over three decades of experience teaching both children and adults. She specializes in teaching the Polish language to English-speakers. She has a master's degree in primary and early childhood education from WSP Słupsk (currently Pomeranian University in Słupsk) and had her degree validated by University of Toronto. Aside from education, she also has an interest in real estate and home improvement. She has planned and supervised many house renovations. She loves interior design, cooking, and gardening.

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