One of the most fun types of toys and games that your child can play with are baking and cookery sets. They not only encourage your child to learn but they also help them to act like their parents or guardians. This concept is also known as acting like grownups. Research shows that one of the most obvious ways that children learn is by copying others and the primary educators of children are usually their parents. It is quite natural for your child to want to behave similarly to you and this is why you must set a good example by showing them how to do a wide range of different types of tasks. Your child will then copy and begin to learn more and more as their development progresses.
Other types of creative learning toys include clay modelling and plaster kits. These types of toys are particularly great at encouraging your child with their creative side. Different objects and models can be created using clay and plaster. This type of learning activity can be extremely fun to participate in, for both parent and child. Learning can take place whilst undertaking this type of fun activity. It is well researched that children do, in fact, learn a lot of the time whilst they are having lots of fun. That is why you should always choose learning activities that are fun.
It is also a very good idea to mix up your child’s learning by introducing a wide range of creative learning toys and games. Some other popular examples include:
- Fashion design toys (such as dressing up dolls)
- Girl’s beauty kits (pretend makeup and other types of play beauty accessories)
- Jewellery making kits
- Paper modelling and Origami kits
- Knitting and sewing kits for children
All of the above types of creative learning toys should certainly inspire your child to learn more by completing tasks and taking part in activities that they truly love doing. It is no secret that children do, in fact, love to learn but will really only do so if they are having fun. You can, of course, encourage learning whilst completing tasks which aren’t so fun if incentives are used and the overall and/or long term benefits of learning in general are imparted to your child. In other words, your child should be taught good habits which, ultimately, become a life long positive attitude towards learning.