Kids learn more by experiencing things by themselves rather than we teaching them. Hence as we have mentioned in all our posts we need to provide them toys which add value to their learning.
Toys which forces/encourages kids to think, make strategies, identify opportunities are best for their over all development. Below I list down 4 different types of toys which is a must in your toy basket. These are quite affordable as well.
These are toys which can take one or many predefined shapes like boat, ship, tower, aircraft, space ship etc. These are a great toys which helps in developing problem solving skills and strategies. Same set can take multiple shapes and hence kids need to follow the guidelines properly to assemble them in correct pattern.
Puzzles & Action Board
It can be simple game which requires kids to find the pieces that fit well into the slot provided on the board so that they form a shape in the end. The shapes can be in various forms like circle, rectangle to more complex shaped like their favorite cartoon character. Simple ones suited for kids from 1 to 5 years of age, these toys helps kids develop the sense of color, shape and also encourages them to think independently.
Then there are puzzle games which are more advanced, like rubix cube which are more complex and are suited for older kids – 5 to 10 years.
That is an excellent game for kids to understand numbers and counting. Then there are board games which help kids in making some strategies to beat his/her opponent. And there are many of them – Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Life, Clue, Scrabble, Mancala, Ladder & Snake, Ludo etc.
Very simple , suited for 1 to 5 years of age. These are colorful building blocks which motivates kids to use their imagination and create shapes and patterns.
Images are for illustrative purpose only. These are not any specific brand. There are various brands available in these categories and are quite affordable.