Toy Development In Children

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Physical activity is an important component in which enhances our lives and stimulates our brains. With this major concept being so important it is inimical to not introduce it at an early age. Children in the toddler stage of life are constantly active; therefore enhancing motor development will be most beneficial. Major toy manufacturers have created various types of toys in which help children develop motor skills as well as having fun. Some of these toys include, building blocks, as well as simple mazes and educational foam tiles. We managed to create our very own toy, which helps children of ages one through five build fine motor skills by playing with small Items that can be found in a household. Motor skills are very important in a …show more content…
Children 's verbal expression and development is delayed and not fully developed until a later age. Because children tend to not be very verbal, they can explore and be introduced to new things through the use of their senses. Sensory play equips children with the ability to learn how to coordinate and use their different motor functions in conjunction. Through this play, children observe and learn how different materials feel, and find ways to interact through the use of their senses. Through the use of these senses, neurological pathways are sparked and …show more content…
As the initial meeting came to an end we all agreed that we would each try to think about specific ideas for a toy that would meet the goals of our targeted age range. In the planning and development stage, we hoped that our toy would aid in cognitive, sensory, motor, fine motor, and language development. After a few weeks, we agreed to that we would convene to discuss some of the potential toy ideas and how we would proceed from a theoretical idea to create an actually tangible toy.
At the second meeting one our group members, Nathaniel proposed his idea of a sensory/latch board that could be modified, depending on the size. Nathaniel’s idea was that we would create a sensory board that would have the dimensions of 2’ x 2’, the sensory board would contain latches, locks, counter beans, light switches, door hand, wheel, drawer opener, door stops and other miscellaneous items. Nathaniel’s idea matched our targeted age group, as well as the stages of development we hoped to

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