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The 20 Best Toys For Children – Guidebook

It is impossible to imagine the everyday life of any child without toys! However, the selection is now huge, which is why it is often not obvious at first glance whether the toy is really suitable for the age of your child. It is therefore worth taking a closer look at the manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations. But the material can also play a decisive role for long-lasting fun.

We would like to help you find the right toy for your child and have therefore created a checklist for you, which will provide you with sufficient information. With the help of our product recommendations, your child will soon be able to enjoy a beautiful toy!

Checklist For Toys For Children

  • Toys are available for even the youngestchildren.
  • The manufacturers always give an age recommendation for their toys.
  • Despite the age recommendation, you should also pay attention to the individual development of your child, so as not to under- or overtax it.
Quality And Safety
  • Test seals such as TÜV, GS, Öko-Tex, Spiel gut or Spiel des Jahres give you the assurance that the toys have been tested for harmful substances and other safety aspects as well as handling.
  • Harmful substances that pose a health risk can be contained in varnishes and paints, plastics (softeners), and fabrics (bleaching agents, dyes, synthetic fibers). Children absorb these by touch, but also through the mouth or through vapors.
  • Check the toy yourself for poor quality, damage, sharp edges, or exposed electronic components and dispose of or repair the defective toy to protect your child from accidents and injuries!
  • Many toys are made of plastic. Plastic is sturdy and easy to clean.
  • Wood , meanwhile, is more environmentally friendly, sturdier, and radiates a natural warmth that toddlers and babies especially love.
  • Metal withstands even more stress, but is often sharper and heavier.
Educational Value
  • Toys have not only an exclusive fun factor, but also a learning effect.
  • Children discover the world through play.
  • Babies learn about colors, shapes, animals and different surfaces mostly through toys .
  • The first laws of nature are learned through play (the ball rolls away, the book falls down, the boat floats).
  • Fine motor skills, balance, hearing and sight, logical thinking and much more are already trained by toddlers through suitable toys.
  • The “aha” effect (“aha, so that’s how it works!”) is omnipresent for children when they try out new games .
  • Toys also promote togetherness, because playing together is all the more fun!
  • Sounds, lights, glitter, rattle or crackle effects increase the fun of playing enormously!
  • Licensed articles from well-known films or series make children’s hearts beat faster and let them slip into the fantasy world of their heroes.

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FAQ For Toys For Children

How much toys do children need?

There is no set amount of toys that children need. However, you should not overdo it with toys for your child, otherwise they may lose the fun of playing with them over time

Why are toys important for children?

Toys promote creativity and motor skills in children. They can also promote social interaction. In kindergarten, children learn to share toys with friends or play together

Where can toys be stored?

There are now a variety of toy chests in which toys can be safely stored. However, cabinets or chests of drawers with compartment systems can also be purchased online and in the market, so that the overview is not lost in the long run and your child can always quickly find the toy he or she is looking for

How long do bacteria survive on a toy?

Bacteria can survive on different materials (for example plastic) for up to 24 hours and can be passed on to the next child through contact. Therefore, it is important to clean the toys regularly to prevent your child from getting sick

When should you sort out toys?

You should sort out toys when you notice that your child has not engaged with the object for a longer period of time. However, you should make the decision together with your child to give the toy away or donate it. Otherwise you run the risk that your child will miss it at some point

How often should a toy be cleaned?

It makes sense to clean the toy at regular intervals. You can carefully remove coarse dirt with a damp cloth. Special wet wipes also help to disinfect it

When should a baby get its first toy?

Many babies receive their first toys at birth. In most cases, this is a music box or a small cuddly toy. At the beginning, you should make sure that the toy does not have any small parts that can easily come loose. Otherwise, your baby could accidentally choke on it

What material do toys usually have?

Toys can be made of plastic, wood or metal. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Wood is very sturdy, but can splinter quickly if poorly made. Plastic, on the other hand, is very light and allows for easy cleaning. Metal toys, on the other hand, can be sharp-edged and are usually heavy

From what age is which toy suitable?

That depends entirely on the functions and requirements of the toy. Therefore, it is always useful to read the manufacturer’s specifications thoroughly, so that your child can later do something with the toy. In general, however, choose a toy that neither over- nor under-challenges your child

When does a baby reach for a toy?

As a rule, a baby begins to reach for objects and toys four to five months after birth and to perceive its surroundings more closely

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Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.