Only Play

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The standard scenario in homes with toddlers: you enter home, your toddler realizes this. Before your eyes; a trail of toys along your path. There is screaming, there is cuddling, followed by a very strict update of the day (in a mode of language that best suits them). The time span that this would last- until the update is done. The time span they spend with their toys once they leave you- pretty much never ending.

Toys have always remained a child’s best friend. However, what most of us pay little attention to is the direct influence that toys have upon your child’s intellectual development. You child enjoys more than just company or a way that keeps them occupied with toys; rather they concentrate, connect and communicate with what toys offer. Toys stimulate and enhance tactile, visual, auditory and motor receptors. Yet, it is a different world where they are confidant creators.

Building up!

The best that you can provide your little one to lay the foundation for analytics is a set of building blocks. Blocks that are piled up right will stand; when not stable they tumble. Blocks of the same size are easier to assemble; different shaped pieces are difficult to please. Anything that goes up will come down. There is noise when it hits the ground; more chaos when this action is repeated.

Your toddler’s first encounter with shapes and fractions, with laws of gravity and stability, starts here. They pile, haul and drop. They notice different colours and identify different shapes. A small pack of building blocks: your toddler’s first lesson to problem solving.

Move the ball

The most simple and best toy your child would appreciate at any time of the day: a game of ball. Kick it, throw it, or just roll it across the floor; any game with ball is never a disappointment. A moving ball catches the eye and your toddler tries to reach for it. A ball that is moving towards them, builds in anticipation within your little one. Eye-body co ordination that begins here moves forwards to spatial awareness when your child learns to crawl behind the ball. Law of speed, motion and force; all conveyed during the journey with ball.

It’s a small world

Like mother like child, starts when your child plays with the first stuffed toy. Ever wonder how you behave around your children? Sit back and watch your children with their truest friends. They imitate you, your actions, words and mannerisms. This world that they create with their stuffed toys and dolls is not a mere play world; it is a replication of the real world, the adult world that your child is getting prepared for. One day you see your kid punishing a doll, the next day you see them bathing toys. Without doubt, they learn to handle emotions, explore the real world and take charge of their own role play.