Electronic learning toys are first and foremost toys. But they are toys designed with a dual purpose. Firstly to provide your child with lots of fun. Secondly to help your child to learn about the world around them at their own speed and in a friendly environment- their own home.
There is a huge variety and range of Electronic Toys on the market today catering for children of all ages- from one month right up to early teens.
There are toys that can play music and make funny sounds especially for babies and tots. There are toys for slightly older children that help them, with the aid of their favorite characters like Sponge Bob Square Pants and Dora the Explorer, to learn the basics of reading writing and math. Then there are interactive toys for older children that can be plugged into your TV set or computer and that can also help you the parent to monitor your child’s learning progress. And there are also bilingual learning toys so children can learn these subjects in English and Spanish.
Electric Learning Toy’s are designed to be super child friendly. Mostly battery operated, they come with big bright and very colorful display screens and have big fat easy to operate buttons as well as control sticks. The best ones are also made of tough durable plastic with no sharp edges and designed to take all the rough treatment kids can give them.
The makers of these learning toys are very careful to design the toys to suit your child’s age and their level of skill, So it is very important that before buying a toy, you read the manufactures recommendation. Otherwise you could end up with a toy that will cause your child to be frustrated (because it’s pitched above you child’s learning skills)or totally disinterested because it’s pitched below). Either ways it will be a total waste of your money because your child will fail to learn anything with the toy.
Also it is important to actually check out a toy before you buy it. For example you don’t want to buy a toy for a tiny one that has small pieces that could be swallowed!
And finally as mentioned above most toys are battery operated so make sure you have plenty of spare batteries to prevent tantrums.
With so many Electronic Learning Toy’s on the market where do you start looking? Well a good place might be with two of the market leaders in learning toys. These are Leapfrog and Vtech. Both of whom make a large range of quality toys for all ages and skills.
Electronic Learning Toys are a really great way to stimulate your child’s learning capabilities from their earliest age. Letting them learn at their own pace and having lots of fun while doing so.