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Paul zayer 
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Child Toys Help The Creative and Imaginative Side of Children and Young Ones 
Posted Date
11/30/2007 

Ask any young mother, and she will tell you the joys of motherhood: Watching them grow, learn through play, and observing developmental milestones are some of the rewards of parenthood. These milestones do not just happen. They're carefully developed and cultivated. For kids, learning through play ensures that basic cognitive abilities take effect.

Newborn babies have the classic baby toys like rattles, stuffed animals and mobiles. Very young children have slightly more sophisticated toys that focus on logical reasoning. Pre-school-age kid toys aim to nurture the imaginative and creative side of the kid. As the child is growing up, he will pass through all of those stages of development, so its best to have age appropriate kid toys on hand that will grow with him. In the beginning stages of life, babies' eyes are still adjusting. He has never seen or heard anything before, with the whole world a great and new, but fuzzy mystery. Eye focus is reduced, while muscular coordination is worse. That is the reason why toys like mobiles and rattles are often used with infants. Dangling above the baby, directly in his sight, a mobile provides something to look at and focus on. After prolonged exposure, the infant develops some focusing skills. And some muscle coordination is also developing.

You may have seen a baby reaching for the object he likes on a mobile. While doing this, he is gaining a sense of perspective. Rattles are also a very good child toys for infants learning muscle coordination. They also teach him that when he makes an action, there is a reaction. The sounds coming from a rattle also encourage sound recognition and development. Even though these toys do help basic babyhood skills, they do not complete them. A child is starting to use his mind as he is entering the toddler stage. Logistical child toys aid in learning reason and developing observant skills. For example, when your little one is constructing a seemingly odd looking house from building blocks, he is learning about weight distribution, structure, and perception.

The colored blocks also help develop his artistic skills. By the age of four, young kids have acquired most of these skills. Now, this is a time for play and creativeness, and also studying. Sometimes, electronic child toys are considered to spoil kids these days. However, they can also provide some of the same lessons taught in school. There exist many companies today that make video games in which kids can learn arithmetic, spelling, reading skills, which are used in kindergarten classrooms. With the array of kid toys accessible in the stores today, you are sure to find one for your child's age group. You may buy something that is unique, but not suitable for his age for a few more years. You can get it now if you really like it. Unique and unusual toys do not stay around forever.

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