The simpler, the better!
Look at a toy through the eyes of a child. For example, the popular stuffed toy Talking bear." He talks when you press his stomach, is able to close and open eyes and even dance. But, oddly enough, this toy just can't concentrate baby - he can't understand what he needs to do? To press the stomach? Make you dance? Or sit on the floor to bear opened his eyes? In this regard, psychologists give simple advice - every toy for the child should perform one function. Only in this way the child learns a simple rule: "action equals consequence".
Let the child show activity
When choosing toys for the child we, adults, are attracted to her for qualities such as performance, complex parts or mechanisms, amazing properties, etc. But do not forget that to play with her child, and during the game he must develop. Let's consider an example.
Most adults first glance like the Japanese toy Aibo. This dog, which for many can replace the present four-legged friend. She is able to wag his tail, respond to affection, barking and more. Of course, it seems to us that the child will be excited to play with such a gift.
Let's hear the experts: "When playing with these toys, whether Aibo or clockwork train," says Anna yushina, psychologist of the center "Healthy Children" - the game lost its main educational component. The game becomes a conventional mechanical process, the child is limited in actions and can only click on the button "insert" or to start the train."
But at the same time, the child should be complete freedom of action. The toy should arouse interest, the desire to know "what's inside". The child should be apart (not break) and put the toy back. Even if these actions are for us adults, would be monotonous for the kids, they are a great training and exercise for the mind, intelligence, fine motor skills.
Do not complicate
The game is for a child should be an independent process. Any toys must contain child simple and clear guidelines. A perfect example of a simple toy - a doll. It is impossible to assemble incorrectly and thus the doll itself "tells" the child order the correct actions.
Of course, these are the most General requirements to the selection of toys. We haven't talked about health, about the ethics of some toys, and much more. However, in the near future we will return to this issue and talk about how to make a purchase online.