It’s time to pack and donate the old ones to charity. For Safe Toys and Gifts Month, the search begins for new toys. Will it be the classics or STEM toys for your little one? According to toy experts, purchasing toys that provide much-needed fun and laughter during difficult times is essential.
“Toys are more important now than ever. A toy refresh provides hours of indoor entertainment (essential for rainy days), offers educational elements (from STEM skills to all-important role play and imaginative play), brings the family together and provides much-needed fun and laughter during difficult times,” said Parenting Editors Marisa Lascala and Rachel Rothman, said in an article for Good Housekeeping Institute.
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Toy Safety Tips
Before purchasing any new toys, Safe Kids Worldwide recommends doing your research! Also, check out the Best and Hottest New Toys for Kids in 2022.
“Whether your kids are working on a puzzle, playing with building blocks or even inventing their own games, here are some toy safety tips to help them stay safer and have a blast,” Safe Kids Worldwide.
Teachers/Providers: Partner with parents and families to keep children safe. Start by sharing this downloadable resource:
- E-mail to parents and families.
- Share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the Hashtag #2021SafeToys.
- Download, print and distribute to parents and families,
- Place on the family communication board.
Parents/Families: Ensure children enjoy safe play with these tips.