Ever thought about what has happened to those old fashioned wooden children’s toys you played with as a young child? Today infants and babies are playing with colourful plastic electronic toys that do all of the work for them. This raises issues regarding whether youngsters are just being entertained or is there exact learning that happens while playing with electronic toys and games. Growing up now is different from when many of us were kids. Although technology has increased significantly during the past couple of years, the attention times and communications talents have undoubtedly seen a reduction. The times of playing with wood toys are gone, or are they? So the issue is what are we able to do to be sure that our kids have the right categories of experiences that teach them to be imaginative and to develop correct communication abilities to achieve success in this world? It all begins with the sort of things our youngsters are given to play with. & ‘Play is the work of the child,’ is ascribed to Maria Montessori MD, who was renowned for her work in psychoanalysis, education and anthropology. & One of the most vital roles of play is activity that helps youngsters in making decisions and learning by doing to gain mastery. Sundry experiences in language, music, art, science, mathematics and socialisation make a contribution to brain development.
& & Keeping that in mind, if play is the work of the kid, then toys are the tools to accomplish those tasks. As youngsters play they're finding out about themselves and others. Among the abilities learned are working out how toys work, identifying fresh ideas, developing and refining motor talents, unreal play, problem fixing and studying how to work with others. So long as they're treated well these toys will become heirlooms and not all is lost either, if they get damaged, parts can be made for them again. On the social side of the equation there are toys like wooden puppet theatres that permit children to role play.