Motor Skills For Kids: Toys For Development


Most parents spend some amount to purchase toys for their kids. The toys most likely being purchased are those which will help develop their intellectual properties. Games are also played together with parents as a form of bonding. Bean bag toss game and washer toss game as well as other board games are some examples. Going back, statistics show that out of 10 parents, 8 will likely choose to purchase educational toys rather than those which will develop their motor skills. Though this is right, only a few know that when a child develops his motor skills well, it can also lead to intellectual development.

As kids achieve their preschool and school-age years, they become more curious about things that they see and even hold. This characteristic is normal for children who are growing up. At this age range, they already know a certain number of words as well as some objects, places and people. Let me state an example. For adults, a stapler is merely a tool for keeping a certain quantity of papers collectively, but for a kid to know the tool's use, he will likely use it on some papers first. By doing so, he will know that staplers are ascribed to paper.

You might think why I stated such an example. This is to know that the same principle applies to the toys parents should buy. There are toys that are not only created to develop an aspect in a person's well-being. There are actually many toys which will give a kid both intellectual and motor skills development at the same time. This includes toys which can be disassembled and reassembled. Toys like puzzles will help develop a child's mind through the process of disassembling and reassembling the puzzle, whereas the coordination of the eyes, hands, and fingers are considered motor skills.

Yet, the toys which are designed to develop a child's mind as well as his motor skills will not be as effective if there is no input given by parents. This is what most pediatricians as well as child psychologists believe and agree upon. The input should be dependent on the state of a kid in the emotional side. You might have observed the following. Kids who play alone with his toys and experience less interaction with people around him may likely grow to be talkative because of their desire to have contact with other people. The opposite may likely happen, too. The kid may end up being less interactive because he was used to playing alone.

Without interaction from other people, toys which are said to develop a child's mind and motor skills will not likely work right. Board games will not be that fun to play without someone to have fun with. This is the same with other games, as well as toys. Even interactive games need the cooperation of another so that the player can understand the game by having someone explain it to him.

The development of a kid's intellectual properties as well as motor skills will not only depend on the educational toys given to him but also with the participation of someone to explain and assist.

 


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