The benefits of educational toys
1. Develop intelligence
Strictly speaking, educational toys should be divided into children’s educational toys and adult educational toys. Although the boundaries between the two are not very obvious, they should still be distinguished. The so-called educational toys, whether they are children or adults, are, as the name suggests, toys that allow us to develop intelligence and increase wisdom in the process of playing.
According to a study by the Royal Academy of Sciences, people who often play with educational toys have an average IQ about 11 points higher than those who do not, and have a higher brain open thinking ability; American medical experts have also found that they start playing adult educational toys before the age of 50. The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in toy people is only 32% of the general population, while the incidence of people who have played with educational toys since childhood is less than 1% of the general population.
2. Stimulate the reaction of various organs
In fact, in addition to developing intelligence, educational toys have more functions. For example, to stimulate functional development, educational toys with brightly designed colors and attractive lines can stimulate children’s vision; and the “rings” that sound as soon as they are held, the “small pianos” that make various animal sounds when they are pressed, etc. can stimulate children The sense of hearing; the rolling colored balls can develop the sense of touch in children.
Therefore, different educational toys are effective tools to assist children in understanding the world, helping them to cooperate with the various sensory reactions on their bodies to contact and recognize all novel things.
3. Coordinate body functions
In addition, educational toys also have the function of coordinating physical functions. For example, when a child builds a box of building blocks into a figure, in addition to using his brain, he must also have the cooperation of his hands. In this way, through playing with educational toys, the child’s hands and feet are trained and gradually built up. Coordination, hand-eye coordination and other physical functions; it has the function of practicing social activities.
In the process of playing educational toys with their companions or parents, children unknowingly develop their social relationships. Even if they are prone to stubbornness and quarrels in cooperation or competition, they are actually developing a spirit of cooperation and learning and The shared psychology of people lays the foundation for future integration into society. At the same time, language skills, emotional release, and hands-on skills have all been improved.