Toys are one of the best playmates of a person’s childhood. How to make children improve their abilities unconsciously and play the effect of entertaining and entertaining in the process of relaxing games?
According to the different functions of toys, this article sorts out 5 categories of toys for the ability development of children aged 3-5, for parents to use as a reference when choosing toys for their children.
Puzzle Rubik’s Cube
This toy, which originated in Hungary, is an intellectual toy invented by sculptor and architecture professor Rubik. In the early days of his invention, he also encountered a little problem: how to make these small squares rotate at will without spreading?
This involves wooden shafts, seats, tenons, etc. When he got the Rubik’s Cube and turned it a few times at will, he found that it was a very interesting and difficult way to restore these small cubes with chaotic colors.
So Rubik decided to mass-produce the Rubik’s Cube. Soon after, the Rubik’s Cube became popular all over the world. Everyone couldn’t help but want to turn a few times when they saw the Rubik’s Cube.
Rubik’s cube is a typical educational toy, which requires players to combine hands and brains to exercise hands-on ability, memory, and spatial thinking ability. And the Rubik’s Cube is not limited to the “square” shape, there are also triangles, and there are more than three orders. The more orders of the Rubik’s Cube, the greater the difficulty. There are many mysteries in it, enough for children to play with for a while. And the Rubik’s Cube is suitable for children of all ages. Even young children can learn the basic third-order Rubik’s Cube first. Multiple colors can also promote the baby’s perception of colors and exercise the ability to combine hands and brains.
Jigsaw puzzles can be said to be the “predecessors” of educational toys. It has a history of more than 200 years. It is a relatively traditional educational toy, which is very beneficial to children’s perception of images and colors.
Puzzles can also cultivate children’s ability to combine hands and brains, and rich colors can stimulate the baby’s visual development. And the puzzles are also suitable for adults and children to play together to enhance their relationship with children. But jigsaw puzzles are not easy to learn in a short time, so parents can encourage children to continue jigsaw puzzles and not give up halfway, which will help improve children’s concentration. Of course, it is best not to buy more “broken” puzzles for children who are new to learning puzzles or younger.
When children reach a certain age, parents can shape their imagination, and Lego bricks are a good toy. It can not only enrich and intelligent children’s indoor space but also shape children’s imagination. Parents can choose some non-toxic and environmentally friendly raw materials when purchasing, and children will also create a lot of new products when they are playing. This toy is especially suitable for young babies. Building blocks help to develop intelligence and train children’s hand-eye coordination. The arrangement, joint, ring, symmetry, etc. in the building blocks are all good for children’s intelligence. When building blocks, children must involve issues such as proportion and symmetry, which is conducive to the early cultivation of children’s concept of numbers.
Small animals toys
Having a set (or two) of small animals is a clutch open-ended toy. Kids can use sensory bins, art projects, and basically any imaginary play world they can come up with.
Dolls are (say it with me) gender-neutral. All kids need a chance to practice care skills and empathy. Future parents, doctors, nurses, teachers, and childcare workers need a chance to hone their skills. These baby dolls come as a set or are sold individually.
Clay is very helpful for children’s tactile stimulation because his touch is not the same as other things. Generally speaking, children will like to play with clay from the age of 3 years. Clay allows children to learn the concept of “construction” and is a great exercise for opponent strength training as it uses both palm and finger strength.
At the same time, clay can concretize various things through children’s imagination like building blocks, but it does not have the limitation of external structure like building blocks and can change countless shapes on children’s hands.
The fruit-cutting and cake-cutting toys that are often sold on the market belong to this type of toy. When cutting things, children must find out where the seams of the food are and use more techniques such as scratching, cutting, chopping, and cutting to find ways to Separate the stuck parts can make full use of the child’s palm and finger muscles, and also train the coordination of the hands and the stability of the left hand when fixing things.
Children’s growth is carried out step by step according to the procedures of listening, speaking, reading and writing. For preschool children under the age of 5, they can only learn listening, speaking, reading, drawing and other abilities through games. This is an important function provided by such toys.
Children can act out the stories they know by talking and operating through various toys. Because it is impossible for a child to play the house alone, parents must accompany the child more, or find other companions to accompany the child to play such games together. This is very helpful for their language, interpersonal interaction and social skills development. Children over the age of 4 begin to have the desire to pick up a pen and write, but they can’t write yet, so they can only be regarded as graffiti and painting. So parents can prepare toys such as drawing books, non-toxic wax stones, crayons, etc. for them to practice at this stage.
If economical permits, during this period, a large kitchenware toy set can be prepared for children. The purpose of this is not the same as the general pretend play game. Generally, some small boxes and small slippers can be used for pretend play, but here we hope The children are given something that is closer to the real thing, and the pots, bowls, scoops, and pots in the large kitchen set toys are just the right size for children, and both boys and girls usually like it.
Children at this stage should start to learn to be considerate and take care of others, and it will be easier to adapt when they enter the group life in the future, so parents can ask their children to help them pour a glass of water or cook a meal, and I believe the children will be very willing to cooperate.