Toys are an important part of every child’s development. It can sometimes feel overwhelming when considering what kinds of toys to purchase or create for your child.
Toys should spark their imagination and foster their interests—and it would also be great if they didn’t get bored with them after five minutes! But it’s also important to consider if the toys are age appropriate and safe.
Here’s some resources that can assist in your search. And keep in mind: The best toy doesn’t have to come from a store. Some really fun toys can be created using everyday household items.
- Choosing Safe Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers, from KidsHealth.org
- Play with Free Stuff: No Batteries Required! from NAEYC
- Tips for Choosing Toys for Toddlers, from ZERO TO THREE
- Toy Buying Tips for Babies & Young Children, from HealthyChildren.org
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