As parents we want our children to enjoy playing with their toys but for the toys to also reinforce the values and lessons learned from the quality TV shows they watch. When it comes to children’s TV shows, there is no greater example than the respected and long running Sesame Street that provided an amazing learning experience for its audience. Can you believe that Sesame Street is forty years old? This amazing show has parents and even their parents reminiscing about their favorite moments. There are many different Sesame Street toys that children will love.
Here are some things to look for when buying a quality toy for your child.
First, make sure that the toy is age appropriate. Sometimes it it best not to look at the manufactures age as set in stone. If you research online, the toy maybe tested from an independent testing center which may recommend their own age recommendation. It is important to talk to parents, as a word of mouth recommendation can be the difference maker.
Second, you will want to find a toy that has educational appeal. A good toy can encourage your child to learn and have fun at the same time. Many educational toys have gotten a bad rap because they seem to be very noisy more than anything else. But a select few learning toys can be a worthwhile investment as they can keep your children busy and learning without the need for loud noises. Popular caillou toys outweigh the benefits of learning over being less than quiet.
Lastly, you will need to interact with your child. It is important to interact and show your child how to play with the Toy. The social bond you will get from playing with your child is irreplaceable. By watching you and what you do with the toy, your child will learn quicker and have more fun learning. This is common truth with learning toys, as children can expand their learning with only a little bit of parent interaction and have fun doing so at the same time.
You will find that finding the right toy can be a learning experience for both you and your child. Look to your child and make note of what they enjoy to play with and how they like learn.