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Understanding the Role and Importance of Interactive Learning Toys in Kids’ Development

Miniland Educational: Playing today, for tomorrow

By Miniland

April 4, 2017

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You will notice that at a certain age, your child will become very attached to any number of toys. Interactive learning toys are mainly given to children for fun – to engage them in entertaining activities that keep their little minds active and happy.

However, manufacturers also create these toys with more purpose than simply being entertaining. Interactive toys are able to teach children essential lessons that they can’t learn in a classroom and give them a great foundation for a number of skills that they need to develop as they go through lif

These are the important skills that interactive learning toys can teach children:

Social skills

One of the imperative skills for children to learn in their early years is how to navigate, explore and react to the world around them. This set of important characteristics is known as having social skills.

Interactive toys that require more than one person teach little ones how to take turns and share, it allows them to play with other children and learn how to communicate and react appropriately to a number of situations.

A good set of social skills is essential for children that are going to be attending school in the next few years, as it will make the transition that much more simple.

Cognitive skills

Interactive toys such as puzzles, building blocks and other similar games – encourage cognitive development in children from a young age. They will start to recognize shapes and colors, patterns and numbers, as well as a number of different things.

Their logic and problem solving will also improve with the use of interactive toys that encourage them to complete the patterns, count, identify colors or match shapes. This is an important skill to master from a young age, having a fantastical mind is lovely – but logic is definitely needed for everyday interactions.

Language skills

Learning how to speak is one of the fundamental cornerstones of childhood development, and interactive toys help children how to learn. Firstly, they will often be joined by other children or family during the games, and this will help them to improve their communications skills.

There are even some robotic speaking toys that can now teach your little ones how to speak, and this can go a long way in developing their language skills at a young age.

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Motor skills

Interactive games can also improve your child’s motor skills by developing particular parts of their bodies, like legs, arms or fingers. Balancing games and thing such as Twister are a great way to work on getting your child to develop important muscles while having fun.

Educational games should be entertaining as well as educational. Interactive learning games teach children imperative skills that they will need going forward.

At Miniland, we have developed the Moogy App, which works in conjunction with our Moogy toys and activities that won’t just teach your children, but that they will absolutely love to play with.

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