Play is hard work for children and they must do it to learn, grow and have fun! But does that require lots of toys?
Is there a connection between too many toys and child development or even entertainment? Have you known any child who is self-engaged because s/he has many toys even when the caregivers are away?
Do we think twice before shopping for an attractive toy which our child has put a finger on? As new and excited parents we end up buying all those toys which may or may not be appropriate for his age, or may or may not interest him/her. We tend to assume that’s what our child needs.
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It is a proven paradigm that “Less is More”. But we miss out on that in the course of parenting.
The consequence I faced -
A child's behaviour generally involves following passive instructions and active participation. We, often, end up doing the opposite.
The consequence on the child
Offering toys that keep them passively entertained are engaging for some time, but eventually kids end up getting either bored or mentally fatigued. To get over their boredom, we buy them another set of new toys only to fall in this never- ending trap of boredom and disinterest again. They, finally end up playing with nothing at all.
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What’s wrong with that?
While we make informed choices and buy educational toys, the final outcome is still a housefull of naked Barbie dolls and unattended Legos lying everywhere and anywhere!
How will having ‘Less Toys’ help?
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So, if you want to shape up smarter, sharper and sorted kids, give away those ‘extra toys’ to the more needy today!
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