In one of our other articles we have already talked about it once: playing is healthy and essential for the education of your child. So let them play nice, together with others or alone. But did you know that toys also play an important role in your child's development? We give you six reasons why.
Motor skills and physical development
The fine motor skills of children consists of touching, grabbing and feeling the material of toys. The coarse motor skills, on the other hand, are the movements that children make while playing with toys such as crawling or walking. Both are important for a healthy development of the child. By allowing your child to play with toys, they learn to develop and refine these motor skills.
can you handle your loss? Then you used to play a lot with other children as a child. Playing together is really a thing that children have to learn. By playing with other children, your child learns to deal with emotions. Emotions that you feel when, for example, you win a game, but also the "more difficult" emotions when you lose. In addition, your child also learns to take into account the feelings and emotions of others.
learn to count, name colors, recognize shapes and much more. These are all cognitive skills that children develop while playing. Because children start playing at an early age, they can already learn the cognitive skills they need in primary school. Two birds with one stone!
Crafts, drawing or making music, who knows there is a hidden picasso or Bach in your child! Children can also develop their creative skills during playing or develop construction for creativity.
Talent for language
reading a book yourself may not be the typical toys you had in mind, but reading is very good for your child's development. When you read, the imagination and creativity of your child will be addressed more. If you let him or her read yourself, it helps with the development of language. Even if your child is not yet able to read well, this is still a fun way to do something together while stimulating the brain.
Making music together or singing children's songs, who doesn't like that? But what does it actually do on your child's brain? You will surprise that. By learning to sing a song together you stimulate the memory of your child. The development of language and recognizing emotions (what is the song about?) Are also stimulated. Not such a nightingale? Then dancing or playing a musical instrument might be an idea. As a result, children develop a sense of rhythm and they refine their hand-eye coordination.