What are the basic types of toys? Explain the characteristics of each type?
Generally speaking, toys can be divided into five categories.
1. The first type is divided into metal, plastic, lint, electronics, paper, soil, etc. according to raw materials.
2. The second category is divided into two categories: static toys and dynamic toys. Static toys, such as plush toys, plastic insert toys, and dynamic toys, such as some battery cars, remote control cars, and some kites, are all considered dynamic toys.
3. The third category is divided into baby toys, toddler toys, juvenile toys, youth and adult toys, and elderly toys according to age.
4. The fourth category is classified according to places and can be divided into family toys, kindergarten toys, children’s center toys, and some large and medium-sized toys.
5. The last category is classified by function. The classification by function is also the classification method that parents are most concerned about. Toys are divided into six categories according to function classification.
Classified according to different functions
1. Vocal toys
Refers to toys that can produce some beautiful music. It can improve children’s sensitivity to vocal music, strengthen children’s cognitive ability, perception ability, and cultivate children’s artistic ability. For example, various simulated electronic pianos, small guitars, violins, or some dolls and puppies that can make sounds.
2. Game toys
Game toys account for the main part of children’s toys. On the basis of improving children’s cognitive ability, develop their thinking, exercise operational skills and hand-eye coordination. Through game toys, babies can feel the adult world to a certain extent, experience social roles, enrich social knowledge, and cultivate their good personality and sociality. For example, there are some dolls or animal toys. In addition, there can be some doll games, small furniture, kitchen utensils or small clothes.
3. Science and Technology and Sports
While teaching children the scientific knowledge and ability, they can also practice big movements, train children’s fine movements, and inspire children to accurately understand the shape and color of objects. Toys of science, technology and culture allow children to have initial exposure to scientific and cultural knowledge and are an important tool for children’s enlightenment education. Common ones are abacus, letter cards, battery remote control toys, etc.
4. Labor tools
This kind of toys is mainly for children to understand and master the shape, color and structure of various labor tools, and in the process to train children’s practical hands-on operation ability and physical coordination ability, and develop children’s association ability. Through toys such as labor tools, children can know how to plant trees, weeding and other labor, and strengthen children’s understanding of life. Such toys include shovel, shovel, etc.
5. Educational toys
Toys of this type are mostly cognitive toys. It aims to cultivate children’s spatial structure imagination and fine manual operation ability, and develop children’s intelligence and sports abilities. At the same time, deepen the rational cognition of the concept of time and space structure, which is a good way for children to understand the world. Common educational toys include colorful towers, bowls, chess and other toys.
6. Operating toys
Operating toy toys can stimulate children’s hands-on interest, and cultivate children’s innovative ability and spatial imagination ability through reasonable combination and matching of toys. For example, the clever drag design exercises children’s walking ability and encourages children’s sense of creative accomplishment. Toys such as building blocks and Rubik’s Cube have exercised children’s creativity.
7. Traffic toys
Transportation toys can improve children’s cognition and understanding of trains, automobiles and various engineering vehicles, and at the same time train their ability to assemble, drag and organize on this basis, understand the transformation relationship between objects, and improve their hands-on ability and life Self-care ability. Common transportation toys include various vehicles, such as tricycles, small scooters, battery cars, small bicycles, model airplanes, and excavators.
8. Fitness toys
Fitness toys are also called sports toys. These toys can develop children’s athletic ability and help promote children’s physical and mental health. Playing with fitness toys often can improve children’s cognitive ability and exercise their physical coordination and other abilities. Common and traditional sports toys include shuttlecocks, skipping ropes, windmills, kites, and various balls.
9. Jigsaw toys
Jigsaw is composed of various plates with different shapes and rich content. Such toys can cultivate children’s ability to combine, split, and recombine graphics, exercise children’s ability to think independently, develop children’s creativity, and cultivate their patience and perseverance. Such as jigsaw puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and other toys.
10. Cartoon dolls
Cartoon doll toys are entertaining toys that accompany children, and they are favorite game tools. Cartoon dolls conform to the childish psychology of children. If the parents are busy and don’t have time to spend time with their children, it is a good choice to prepare toys like cartoon dolls for the children. Common cartoon doll toys, such as various dolls and so on.