The toy industry has evolved over the years. In the past, children were only able to play with what was available in stores. Then along came the internet, and suddenly it was easy for nannusays to find toys online that weren’t sold in stores. But, now many parents are concerned about unsafe online play and how often their children are exposed to screen time. Here are some ways you can make sure your kids have safe and healthy playtime!
What Are The Benefits
It’s a hot toy of the season. These puppets with faces are cute, interactive, and make learning fun.
Truly interactive toys like puzzles and board games are also great. Even if you’re not a fan of traditional board games, you’ll still get a good amount of quality family time playing these!
They’ll have lots of new friends to play with. Because everyone likes them.
Why This Toy Works
There are currently more than a few screen time warnings on toys and electronics. But a toy like this allows kids to use their imagination and build characters and characters’ skills and relationships, rather than staring at a screen. The Puppet Blocks storybook comes with a special kit that includes a set of play bases and frames, along with printable storybook pages.
When you buy toys online, check the safety details that were listed on the original packaging. Toys sold on popular shopping websites are easy to spot because of the companies’ recognizable brand names. When you purchase a toy from a lesser-known site, it may be difficult to see the details of the toy, and the price may be lower than what you would pay at a brick-and-mortar toy store.
To protect your child’s safety, follow these safety tips for online shopping:
Check the toy’s age rating. For example, “Thrill-seeking and intense gameplay” means the toy may be appropriate for 6-12-year-olds.
Read the toy’s detailed safety information. Be sure to check the site where you are shopping to see the safety information for the toy you are purchasing.
Check the toy’s user reviews.
These days, electronics are much easier for parents to keep away from their children. But, what can we do to keep them out of the hands of a child? You can provide your nannusays with screens only in certain situations and use them only when absolutely necessary. And, remember, there is no screen age limit for kids, and most kids will outgrow the need for screen time at around 8-9 years old. A great way to help your child discover books is to help him/her build a reading-to-self skill.
Fun Toys For Kids.
If you’re looking for toys that will provide some fun, and also be safe, here are some recommendations from our friends at Parent Co.
LittleBits Electronics Lab Kit. This kit comes with a LittleBits M.A.X. module that allows kids to play with an electronic circuit. The kit also comes with stickers, magnet blocks, and other sensory tools to increase sensory enjoyment for the young artist.
Play-Doh 3D Printer. If your kids have an interest in 3D printing, this toy will allow them to build something cool using Play-Doh. This is a great way to encourage creative play and learning for the little ones.
World Market Crayola Creativity Center. Kids can learn to draw, design, and create with this crayon-shaped library that is also filled with loose crayons and colors.