Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Too Many Toys?
Kids learn through play, and toys are often thought of as tools of play. It's possible that this notion could lead us to believe that the more toys we provide, the better. But I don't think that is necessarily true.
First of all, toys aren't the only tool that kids have to learn. In fact, some of the most meaningful learning experiences might happen without any traditional toys, such as growing something in a garden, cooking with a parent, or just simply interacting with parents or peers in imaginative play. I came across this article that discusses how having fewer toys can benefit your child.
Just something to think about!