Super cheap toys do have their place, but more often than not, they break and don’t work the way they are supposed to. Not only is it a waste, it can also be a safety risk. The best toys are usually the ones that can stand up to some rough play. The more complicated they are or have lots of pieces which could quickly come off and end up in places you don't want them to - like on your child's floor! It’s better to buy fewer toys that are well made. Not only will your money be well spent, but your child will also become less frustrated and be able to enjoy his or her toys for a long time to come.
3. Find Toys That Encourage Activity
My 3 and 5 year old have been playing non-stop with a their play sofa since they got them on birthday. They love to build fortresses and obstacle and having glorious boy battles and adventures. While it’s a bit unnerving for us parents to watch, they are having a blast and getting some much-needed exercise.
Children need a chance to run around and move their bodies, so we as parents should take every opportunity to get them outside and moving. Toys that encourage this are priceless. Even if you aren’t crazy about the idea of sword battles are all timeless classics that will provide hours of play for your child.
Right now, the group of boys my sons play with has constructed a spaceship out of a couple of play sofa pillows they found in the living room and. They make up wonderful storylines and dash around the playground as they perform their missions.