Playing with educational toys should be a fundamental part of your child's learning experience, both at home and at school.When your child plays with educational toys you will be introducing them to a wide range of learning experiences that will help them discover their place in the world better.Everyone knows that children are like sponges, and it is easy to teach children a whole range of skills such as language development and math skills from a young age. When your child is very young everything you offer them is new and exciting.By giving your child educational toys to learn with, you are going to open their eyes to a whole range of new experiences and skills they will develop and use for life!
When your child plays with wooden educational toys not only are theybeing provided with hours and hours of fun and entertainment, you will be boosting their development in a range of cognitive areas. Let's look at some of the reasons why children should learn through play.
Your child isnaturally curious and they want to make sense of the world around them.By providing them with toys that either simulate the world around them, or that give them the opportunity to engage in pretend play, you are providing them with a safe place to develop a range of social skills.
Your child's curious nature means that they are more likely to touch, feel and play with the items you put in front of them than older people. When your child can interact with the toys, it will add a sensory element to their learning.When the activity is more fun and interactive, the learning experiences for children will have a higher the level of interest andtherefore they will remain engaged for longer stretches of time.
When you provide your child with a safe space to explore their own limits they going to learn so much more.Providing a child with toys such as paints, crayons, blocks, and even a pair of scissors (child-safe of course!!), you will help them develop a sense of creativity and imagination. Educational toys allow your child to foster and grow a creative outlook on life - something we should all aspire to. If you're looking for creative toys we have a huge range here.
Beyond social skills and creativity skills, there are a huge range of cognitive skills that willbe developed and improved when your child plays with educational toys.When your child learns through play by using toys such as wooden blocks, jigsaw puzzles, touch and feel games, and magnets, you will be encouraging their cognitive brain development and allow them to nurture the opportunity to learn the foundational skills that we all use even as adults.
Let's look at some more specific skills your child will learn when they play with educational toys.
They will develop a range of gross motor skills when they play with toys such as wooden building blocks.Your child must figure out the right place to stack the blocks, which will entail skills such as picking up, placing downgently,maybe they will even knock the toys over and have to start again.All of these actions use a wide range of gross and fine motor skills. If you need more gross motor toys in your playroom, we can help!
there a huge range of benefits of playing with puzzles for young children andwe think it is one of the best ways to learn through play.Puzzles come in a range of themes and designs so you can always find one that will suit your child's interest and encourage them to play for longer periods of time working on their patients and independent play skills.Your child will also learn through playing with puzzles about shapes sizes and positioning. They will develop hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills and goodness, they are sure to have fun as well. If your puzzle play toys need some fresh pieces, check out our wooden puzzles here.
Beyond physical and cognitive skills, your child will develop a range of social skills when they play with toys.Educational toys provide your child with a safe place to learn about concepts such as turn-taking, language skills and conversational skills. Psychological development and social development require children to playcooperatively as well asindependently. When you play with educational toys in settings such as pretend play doctors surgeries or a cafe with your kitchen set, your child will be learning about social norms and how they fit within the world around them! Need some social play toys? Look no further!
Lastly,we think that using toys to learn through play is a wonderful way to bond and spend quality time with your children. You are your child's greatest teacher and when you model anddemonstrate how to play with toys you were showing your child that is safe to learn and have fun.
When you give your child wooden toys to learn with, you allow them to experience the joy of education and you can assist in building the foundations for your child to grow their love of learning, not only as a toddler or preschooler, but for the rest of their life - how great is that!