Here I Grow: A Toy Analysis

2056 Words 9 Pages
Introduction Throughout the years, the type of toys an infant may receive has increased. Many companies have built today’s toys specifically in helping the development of the child throughout a variety of ways. In addition, the use of toys by a child can also help increase a positive parent-child relationship from engaging in playing (Goldstein, 2012). The purpose of toys is not only to play, but also be able to gain the toy’s developmental benefits (Goldstein, 2012). Thus, if a child does not have the opportunity to play with items such as toys, they have an increase chance of deviant behaviour and abnormal development (Goldstein, 2012). Overall, toys are one of the primary elements of a child’s growth. Therefore, this paper will be specifically …show more content…
This toy is described as an “extraordinarily versatile baby activity mat with modular arches that create 3 modes of use that encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills from birth to toddlerhood” (TinyLove). Therefore, this toy develops within three different idea structural environments. The toy can either have the child lying down with stimulating toys, sitting up being able to grasp the activities or standing up, and enjoying the full aspect of the toy (TinyLove). In order to help further the child’s development other than motor skills, this toy has 15 activities and features including; “… musical electronic ball game, bird wind chime, tiger ball with rings, frog mirror and more,” as well as interactive lights and music feedback for the child (TinyLove). Furthermore, the physical aspect of this toy is a calm but bold environment due to the layout. The Gymini 1-2-3 Here I Grow, has a variety of bold colours, as well as many hanging creatures and activities within. According to the website, this toy helps the development of the cognition, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills as well as being able to moderate the child’s body and control stimulations …show more content…
Lightfoot et al (2013), had mentioned that Piaget believed that sensory and motor should be combined to emphasize the relationship a child will have through sensing and acting, thus, influencing one another. Therefore, within this part of the paper, it will be comparing the development of cognitive skills from Gymini 1-2-3 Here I Grow to Piaget’s sensorimotor substages. Similar to the motor skill development, during the first substage of Piagets theory, the infants are learning how to control and regulate their muscle reflexes which is shown through the different abilities that the child is able to reach, grasp, or look at within the wide environment on the Gymini 1-2-3 Here I Grow (Lightfoot et al, 2013). Within the second stage of primacy circular reactions of Piaget’s theory, children will repeat actions they find pleasurable (Lightfoot et al, 2013). An example of this within the Gymini 1-2-3 Here I Grow is a child consistently playing with the rattling toys hanging above. Thirdly, the secondary circular reaction within Piaget’s substages is similar to the two listed above, however, is drawing more attention to an external factor instead of internally about the infant (Lightfoot et al, 2013). Which, Gymini 1-2-3 Here I Grow can emphasize through an infant repeating an action, such as the ball drop, or turning music and lights on and off since they are more object oriented. Moreover, the

Related Documents