There are all kinds of baby toys and toddler toys and games on the market today. You name an age or age bracket and they have toys and games that fit right in. From infancy when we get our first baby toys, to adulthood when our toys come in many different forms and the games we play are sometimes something other than the traditional board games.
Let’s take a look for a moment at baby toys. These can be some form of activity or discovery toy that may be attached to a crib that provides some type of movement and perhaps plays music. And what baby doesn’t have a rattle or six? I suppose the last number depends on how many relatives are involved.
Adult toys and games notwithstanding, it is the baby and toddler toys and games that we as parents must keep an ever watchful eye on. We need to make sure the toys and games that we present to our children are safe. Be certain to read the labeling on the package. Federal laws have been passed that require manufacturers to disclose certain dangers that their products might present. So please be vigilant.
After a little time passes, and it passes quickly, it’s time for the trikes, toy cars, kitchen sets, dolls, and pull toys. This is a time when it gets a little confusing as to who’s having the most fun. The toddler doing the playing or the adult doing the spectating.
Somewhere around 3 years of age action toys and preschool games come into play, and we start focusing more on educational toys and games. These could include erector sets, puzzles, block play and some arts and crafts, just to name a few. The main purpose of these is to get the child’s curiosity up and get the creative juices flowing and work well throughout the preteen years. Of course, video games entered the picture sometime after the child learned how to push a button and will continue into adulthood in a surprising number of cases.
The majority of us can remember the favorite toy that we had or the game we liked to play more than any other. The memories of these will give us cause to smile whenever we take the time to remember.
So take that moment to remember while you are browsing through the toy stores here at RitzyShopper. The toys and games you find here and give as a gift may well be remembered one day with great fondness. Just like the ones you are remembering at this very moment.