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Sunday, February 8, 2009


Parenting does not only involve securing the optimum health options for your kids and providing emotional support to them as they growth. Aside from these, it is also suitable that maintenance that benefit their mental developments are also assured. There is a variety of alternatives for these types of toys that give not only delight to a child, but more importantly, the needed learning advantages that they offer.

In choosing for the specific kinds of toys apt for your child, it is wise to keep in mind that you are sure at what intellectual level your child is in. Knowing this will not be a problem since your child's age is the most reliable referral you can use. Yet, we cannot disregard the fact that there are children lower and higher than the average intellectual capacity expected for a specific age, hence it is useful that you know your child well.

The usual and readily available toys with both the aesthetic and intellectual aspects are puzzles of various types like picture puzzles, logic puzzles and simple mathematical problems. There are also educational toys like construction and tool box sets, flash cards, stacking alphabet cubes, and types of sorting toys among others.

After gaining a thorough picture of the child's mental capacities, which also involves the correct identification of the weaknesses and the strengths of a child, the next step is to decide on the approach the parents might want to take. It is also important to note that parents are able to familiarize with the distinction between weakness and strengths versus preferred and undesired toys for kids. There is a thin line between them, although most of the times they go in parallel, that is, those that children enjoy the most are their strengths and those they dislike are their weakness.

Yet, parents should always be sharp enough on their kid's behavior. It is sensible that parents spend time with their children while playing in order to see whether a child plays a specific toy for their colors or for the toy's shapes or if the children enjoy the tactile sensation they get with these toys. Moreover, there are kids that enjoy toys for the pleasure of solving them unmindful of how these things look. Also, there are children that like both the color in particular, together with the challenges these toys present. It is up to the parents now to identify the case of their children.

An alternative to consider is treating weaknesses and strengths distinct from other factors, hence striking with different approaches. Is it to develop the strengths and uphold the idea of mastering the field a child is good at? Is it to fill in the child's weak points? Or is it by striking a balance between both the strengths and the weakness? The last option is the most difficult thing to do since we are dealing with toddlers here, who at most of the times would opt for their desired toys disregarding those aimed develop their weaknesses, yet not enjoyable enough to play with.

Whichever options you want to take for your children, it should top your priority that these toys for kids are appropriate for them. Giving them exactly what they need and not forcing them to gadgets which you think will suite them better regardless of how they feel towards these things.

1 comment:

kang tatang said...

Waaa...... I Like It

Give me one......... Please ..................... :)