This always depends on the age of your kid. When you’re choosing solar system “toys,” be sure to keep them age-appropriate. Below is a list of guides that I found on this very helpful article: How to Find the Right Educational Toy for your Child – KidsBaron – Kids, Family, and Baby Supplies?
Who Can Play The Toys?
- Babies are developing their five senses. Toys with contrasting colors are excellent, as are gadgets that make the sound when manipulated. (Think rattles and musical instruments.) But remember that means they like to taste, too. Be sure the toys aren’t a choking hazard.
- Toddlers are always on the move. From age 1 to about 3, kids refuse to sit down. Choose “action toys,” like bubble lawnmowers and even ride-on toys. For indoor play, non-toxic art supplies are a great way to explore the world.
- Preschool-aged kids are sometimes called pre-readers. Although, you may have a child who’s already reading by the age of three or four. Toys that inspire learning are a great choice. New tech skills also develop at this age, so LeapPads and other toys are age-appropriate. And blocks. You can never go wrong with blocks.
- Early elementary school kids have legitimate friends, as opposed to little people they happen to play near. But they may need a little bit of help to develop their social skills. Sports equipment, board games, necklace, and even some dolls are appropriate for this age.
- Tweens have their preferences. Your kid may be a science whiz or a musical prodigy. Choose toys that foster his talents, but don’t be afraid to encourage your kid to step outside his comfort zone. How about a basketball hoop for your mathlete? It may turn out to be her favorite toy!
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Some of the most useful has been so because of how unexpectedly great they turned out to be.
1. The Lamaze snake toy: Immensely helpful for newborns for their first crawling moments. This snake serves as tremendous and rather unexpected baby support.
2. Sophie the giraffe: What can I say, you’ve probably seen this (and quite possibly have it already?), but it is very, very useful. The squeak, the look, and the size make it a handy companion for your early toddler. Mine took him everywhere between 1–2.
3. Ride on cars: You can get a few for different ages, but I found electric cars immense fun for them. I have to admit I found the price a bit much at first, but once you see the kids in them, it’s a real no brainer!
4. LEGO: Has consumed hours and hours and hours of fun for me and my children. It’s not just useful, it’s vital.
The other thing to consider, though is that a toy is just the tool, how you choose to get involved and use them is what makes them unique in your child’s eyes.
Every toy is a useful toy for kids. A toy might not help your kid to learn science, or sharpen his/her brain, but it can make them happy, which is useful as well enough.
But, if you are looking specifically for toys that will be useful in the development of the kids, then there are plenty.