The truth is children learn best when they don’t think they’re learning anything. Hence the optimal way of teaching children is when they are at play.
Play is natural for children. It is essential for child development and the basis for the skills children will develop and use later in life. Children learn and understand through play the world around them and their place in it.
As great explorers, from the day they are born children learn an astonishing amount about how the world works. For example, children learn to speak and understand complex language(s), how objects still exist when not in view, and how people feel about events in their lives.
Hence, parents know that play is good for children. During play, children are busy “at work” and enjoying themselves. Because parents want to provide the best for their children, educational toys have become widely popular. This is despite their tendency to be quite expensive, with parents mainly recognizing the benefits their children can gain from the play the toys bring.
In today’s constantly evolving and advancing technological world, getting children familiarized with technology and electronics is not only inevitable but also important in introducing and educating them about their surroundings. Thus while there are many different kinds of educational toys, electronic educational toys are very much widely sought after.
Every year, the Toy Industry Association presents Toy Of The Year Awards on the eve of the American International Toy Fair In general, the trend has been leaning quite distinctively towards electronic learning/educational toys.
In essence, electronic educational toys can greatly enhance your child’s learning and development. Nonetheless, parents can sometimes commit the mistake of getting just about any educational toy thinking that they are all the same. This is a common misconception and very untrue. Educational toys are individually tailored to cater to specific age groups and are each designed according to their different developmental stages. These include children’s expected motor capacities and learning skills.