The Benefits of Educational Toys and Creative Play
Studies and research around the world has shown that creative play is a vital aspect to any child’s development. It is important that your child has enough creative playtime to engage with their environment and surroundings and develop their inquisitive mind. Research has shown that these are vital early stages of learning and this mainly happens in the home.
To achieve a level of creative play you can use educational toys, they help your child learn at home in many different ways, such as:
• Creative problem solving
• Playing with others and resolving conflict and understanding compromise
• Development of fine motor skills
• Develop a creative imagination
• Promoting self-esteem
• Development of language skills
• Development of literacy and numeracy
Children will start to develop and benefit from educational toys as early as one month. Here are some ideas for educational toys.
It’s important to develop the sensory play by stimulating a child’s sense through colour and movement. Mobiles and sensory toys, sight and sound is important as well touch. These education toys develop the child’s hand eye coordination and a more interactive educational toys with noise and flashing lights would greatly benefit.
As the child grows and becomes more active we would recommend educational toys that involve problem solving. Stacks, blocks and magnetic educational toys will help with confidence and self esteem.
As your child gets older we would recommend you start to encourage your child’s cognitive skills. Handwriting is a great way for a child to develop literacy and numeracy and understand language.
The key to good handwriting is to develop the fine motor skills so your child can hold a pen or pencil correctly, this is key to development of good handwriting. For this we would recommend Nexus Home Learning Pegs to Paper.
Developing creative play by using educational toys is a fun way to learn, for example Nexus Home Learning have a link and lace and playboard sets for home learning. These educational toys are perfect for hand eye coordination as well as teaching a child to hold pen adaptor correctly. These types of educational toys are really good creative way to help your child learn in a fun way.
We would also recommend role play toys for example Nexus Home Learning have a range of high quality wooden toys sets that are ideal for role play, all can be linked to together to you create a huge environment that reflects the outside world.
They are recommended as they help children with develop cognitive abilities and imaginative creative problem solving. These sets are also teaching children about life, skills, jobs and situations whilst stimulating their imagination.
Nexus Home Learning also have a number of simple but effective learning educational toys that would be welcome addition to your child’s development.
Nexus Home Learning encourages parents to use our products as fun and engaging way.