A toddler is a proverbial ball of energy, creativity, and potential. They are becoming mobile and are keen to explore everything that catches their eyes. At this age, they are like sponges and absorb whatever they view and perceive. Infants and toddlers respond to color, sound, and movement as they stimulate their natural curiosity.
A child learns about the world through play. Toddlers spend the majority of the day playing. In the course of the play, they strengthen and build up their motor and interacting skills. Toys help kids to grow up into happy and self-confident adults. Educational toys are for children to enhance their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.
Toys should be stimulating and should both entertain and educate them. Toddler toys should be colorful and captivate their attention. Toys should create curiosity and desire to learn which will help to develop their vital skills. Educational toys should be designed in such a way so that the children explore the boundaries of their imaginations and creativity and to make learning fun.
Push toys like Laugh and Learn, Shop and Learn provide physical exercise as well as improve their large motor skills. Shape Sorters facilitate them to learn about cause-and-effect relationships. Interlocking scheming toys like Lego and puzzles improve hand-eye coordination and endurance. Construction sets like motors and cars help them to comprehend the complex workings of the world.
Thus the educational toys must be age-appropriate so that the true educational value of the toy is derived by the child.