Preschool toys are still a very important part of a preschoolers development.
It assist them to develop mentally, physically and socially. Though their creativity and imagination they can increase various fine and gross motor skills.
Please take note that when you buy toys for your preschooler that it is age appropriate. You will also need to investigate the toys on a regular basis to see if anything are broken. Some toys will need to be replaced or fixed over a period of time as we all know how rough children can be.
This reminds me of another point. Safety!
How safe are the toys that we buy. Do we buy high quality toys which are extremely expensive or do we buy the one that is mass made. There are various hazards when it comes to preschool toys. The paint, metal used, just to name a few. Maybe, the best option is to buy a few expensive toys and the rest you make yourself.
It is not costly and I can guarantee you that kids often play more with the home made toys than the expensive toys you've bought at retail outlets.
How To Make Your Own Preschool Toys
I have a few ideas for preschool toys that I would like to share with you. It worked for me and kept my kids entertained for hours.
Idea # 1
Take out all your big boxes. The box of the refrigerator, stove or TV. They are perfect for making little doll houses and racing cards. Let your imagination run free buy cutting out the windows, doors etc. Grab some paint and start decorating. Kids love to play with these boxes.
Idea # 2
Look for smaller boxes. Different sizes and shapes. Put some paper into them. Glue it together so they do not come loose. Paint them and give them to your preschooler to use as building blocks. Wow, youmust see how they play with this! You will never be able to buy this type of building blocks at any retailer.
Idea # 3
These preschool toys are also very versatile. You can use it for almost anything. Take out all your old tupper lids (the lids that do not have a container anymore). This happens in all house holds. Print out an alphabet sheet or a number page. Cut it out and stick to each lid a number or letter. Find a dustbin and let them throw them (like frisbee's) into the dustbin in order. Fun and educational.
Idea # 4
Look for empty matchboxes. With these you can make little cars. Glue buttons for wheels and decorate. You can then help them to build a dirt road for the cars outside. See how little boys get all excited.
Idea # 5
For the girls you can make paper dolls that live in paper houses. There are lots of templates available on the internet that you can just cut out and assemble.
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