Tag: value of play
Learning toys
Amanda Jacobs

A look at the best learning toys on the market

There are literally millions of learning toys out there that kids love playing with, ranging from a few bucks, into the hundreds. It’s hard to tell which toy will capture your child’s interest and what won’t. Children are like sponges – they have the admirable ability to pick up new skills at a mind-blowing rate. While obviously they can learn a ton without toys, there’s a lot of fun to be had with toys too. What’s more, there are many toys out there that hit the mark for “edutainment” – that wonderful mix of educational and entertainment. In other words, learning toys that they’d love to play with; that will help stimulate their brains, challenge their intellect and stretch their imaginations. Continue reading “Learning through Play | Round-up of the best learning toys”

impact of technology
Amanda Jacobs

Kids and their toys –  the impact of technology on kids

In this post, we’re going to look at the impact of technology on young kids and what value some of these tech toys have on learning.

impact of technology

It’s the year 2017 and technology is everywhere. Cell phones are getting smaller (and bigger!), laptops are getting lighter, homes are getting smarter and robots are taking over the world. OK, the last one’s not really happening (yet) but technology is certainly taking up a very significant part of our day – both at school/work and home. These days, kids have a better grasp on technology than some of their parents, and some toddlers are playing on iPads before they can even talk. But is the increase of tech toys for kids a good or a bad thing? What is the impact these technologies are having on our children? Continue reading “The impact of technology on kids?”

Value of play
Amanda Jacobs

The Value of Play

What is the value of play? Something that most parents can agree on is that young kids love to play. It’s in their nature. They have imaginations bursting at the seams and a wonderful sense of unadulterated fun. A question that many parents wonder however is what, if anything, do kids really learn through play? What is the value of play in early childhood and beyond?

In today’s competitive world, there can be pressure on preschoolers to work hard and play less. Some preschools are choosing to focus on the more traditional academics – basic math skills and letter recognition – over playing. This can result in important developmental skills being overlooked. But the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Value of play

So, is playing really that important? Is it just for preschoolers or is there a value of play for older kids? Is there such a thing as too little? Well, let’s break it down… Continue reading “The Value of Play On Childhood Development”

Girls toys
Amanda Jacobs

Top Toys for Girls age 4-8

It’s 2017 and never has there been a better choice of toys for girls on the shelves. Long gone are the days where girls were only encouraged to play with dolls and make-up or brightly-colored pink toys. Nowadays kids have a plethora of decisions to make when it comes to toys to play with.

With so many fantastic toys for girls to choose from, it can be almost impossible to decide what to buy. Here at GetQurious, we’ve tried to make your lives easier by trawling through the virtual shelves to compile a list of our top picks for toys for girls age 4-8. Continue reading “Girls Toys | Top toys for girls age 4-8”

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