The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it comes the holiday frenzy of purchasing gifts for everyone on your list, including those special young people in your life. However, even if you do not celebrate the holidays, other gift giving occasions may cause just as much stress. Buying toys for kids can sometimes be challenging, especially if you are confused by what to get. A couple of questions for you to ask yourself when looking at toys are: 1) Is it age appropriate? 2) Will the child be interested in playing with it more than just one time?
For further questions and guidance, here are some resources that I have found very helpful.
- Good Toys for Young Children – NAEYC offers information on selecting the safest and most appropriate toys for young children.
- Tips for Choosing Toys for Toddlers – Zero to Three gives ideas for choosing toys that will grow with your child, challenge her, and nurture her overall development (her thinking, physical, language and social-emotional skills).
- Which Toy for Which Child (Ages Birth-5) – US Consumer Product Safety Commission developed a consumer guide for selecting toys for children Birth-5.
- Which Toy for Which Child (Ages 6-12) – US Consumer Product Safety Commission developed a consumer guide for selecting toys for children 6-12.