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Archive for December 22nd, 2014

Do’s and Don’ts for Choosing Kids Toys

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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The first time you look through the toy department you may be struck by how much more expensive toys are today than you remembered. Toys don’t have to be expensive, though. And with toys, expense has nothing to do with quality. We’ve all heard the story about the parents who bought their child an expensive toy, and all the child wanted to do was play with the box. A good toy for one child isn’t necessarily a good toy for another child. When you purchase a toy, you need to consider your child’s age, gender and personal preference. Here are some examples.

As you are getting ready to buy a toy for your little one, keep it in mind that the toys you pick need to be age appropriate for your child. Children go through various stages of development at different ages. Toys need to stimulate the child’s mind during play.

To make the right decision, take a look at these Do’s and Don’ts for Choosing Kids Toys

– Get them what they want if you can afford it and it doesn’t contradict your values. Make sure your kids know which toys are off limits because of your family values.
– Get them what they want even when they have lots of that toy.
– Get them what they want even if you think the toy is silly or ugly.
– Don’t give them everything they want-that’s called over-indulgence. Find out what they want most. What they want least.
– Don’t give them what you loved as a child unless you know it’s something they want.
– If your children want something you can’t afford, tell them up front that you can’t afford it.
– If you have several children close in age and are choosing one big present, make sure each child gets a small present that’s just for them.

Choosing kids toys can be tricky, and you don’t want to see useless toys to pile up in corner. So be wise and considerate, your children are going to love them and keep them.