Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Toys have changed from when I was a kid to today, with electronic devices, phones and items restricting movement-based exercises. It is difficult to convince children to play with toys that are important for their development, but are less popular on their wish list.

Toys that incorporate movement are good for the body and brain, enhancing proprioception, fine motor development, and hand-eye coordination. These toys can help improve overall brain activity.

Toys like learning walkers, power wheel trucks, jeeps and convertibles don't help develop motor skills, leading to emotional issues. Switch to scooters, bikes, swings, tricycles, throwing balls and skateboards.

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