In this day and age there are so many new toys and games hitting our shelves that it is difficult to know which way to turn. Everything is highly advanced, and the kids seem to be more savvy about new products than we are. Today’s toys are noisy, over technical and over-priced – and most of them hold no educational value whatsoever.
However, it is reassuring to see that some of the old classics are still on the shelves, albeit gathering dust at the back of the toyshops. The huge toy departments stores that line the streets of our major cities seem more interested in making huge profits out of all singing, all dancing technological masterpieces that cost a fortune, rather than from simple yet fun, affordable toys that can amuse the whole family.
Some games have been around for generations, and have given children not only hours of fun but also promoted educational values in many ways. For decades, games like Lego, Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs have delighted children, enabling them to combine fun with mid stimulation. These construction games have benefited children throughout the generations on many ways such as:
These toys are still enjoyed by children today, and although there is a great deal of hype relating to computer games and advanced technology, it is amazing how little benefit these advanced toys can have in comparison to the classic toys that have sustained generations.
These classic toys can really get the imagination and creative juices flowing, and your child can have hours of fun building with Lego and constructing with Tinker Toys. The values that come with these fun activities are a real bonus and your child will develop his levels of understanding as well as his levels of imagination and creativity.
These games are also ones that you can help your kids with, taking a hand in shaping and moulding their imagination, and enjoying the chance to take part in constructive interaction and fun. With something like a Lego set you can challenge your child to build things, starting with simple shapes and then moving on to more difficult ones. You’ll be able to see how the stimulation is helping them to develop mentally as they enjoy building bigger and better things.
Of course, most kids will still want to enjoy the super-techno toys of today, and there is certainly no harm in combining the classic toys with the modern ones. This way they can enjoy the thrills of modern technology along with the fun and enjoyment of hands-on toys. These classics are also very useful in teaching kids to work together, and you can invite some of your child’s friends over to build and construct together, which will help to teach your child how to co-operate with others.
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