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Are Toys Really Necessary? 10 Mind-Opening Research Studies and Expert Quotes

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Here are 10 research studies and expert quotes on the importance of educational toys and play on child development that every parent needs to know.
For more details about these research studies, go to https://www.gallykids.com/science-on-educational-toys/?utm_source=slideshare

As these studies show, it's not the number of toys that count or how expensive it is. What matters most is the quality of play.

This is a good guide to parents and educators in deciding which types of toys are best not only for academic learning but also for developing important life skills.

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Are Toys Really Necessary? 10 Mind-Opening Research Studies and Expert Quotes

  1. 1. ARE TOYS REALLY NECESSARY? 10 Mind-opening Research Studies And Expert Quotes Every Parent Needs To Know www.gallykids.com
  2. 2. FOR BABIES, TOYS ARE NOT IMPORTANT The best toy is YOU! 1 www.gallykids.com
  3. 3. JUST LOOKING /  RAISINGCHILDREN.NET / AT YOUR FACE AND HEARING YOUR VOICE IS PLAY FOR YOUR NEW BABY www.gallykids.com
  4. 4. ...THE HIGHEST-SCORING TOYS SO FAR (IN OUR STUDIES) HAVE BEEN QUITE SIMPLE: HARDWOOD BLOCKS... A SET OF WOODEN VEHICLES AND ROAD SIGNS... AND CLASSIC WOODEN CONSTRUCTION TOYS. www.gallykids.com /  PROFESSOR TRAWICK-SMITH /
  5. 5. 2 WHEN IT COMES TO TOYS www.gallykids.com BASIC IS BETTER
  6. 6. Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood. For it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul. /  FRIEDRICH FROEBEL/ www.gallykids.com 3
  7. 7. SOME SO-CALLED EDUCATIONAL TOYS4 www.gallykids.com CAN LANGUAGE LEARNING GET IN THE WAY OF
  8. 8. THERE'S ONE THING THAT LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS AGREE ON: The more words an infant hears from caregivers, the better it is for speech development www.gallykids.com
  9. 9. IN VIEW OF THIS, Dr. Anna D. Soza of Northern Arizona University studied three kinds of toys and their effects on parent and child communication. THE STUDY SHOWED THAT parents talk to their children a lot when playing with traditional toys and books BUT WHEN A CHILD PLAYS WITH ELECTRONIC TOYS the interaction between parent and child drops significantly www.gallykids.com
  10. 10. THIS DECREASE IN THE SOUNDS AND WORDS PRODUCED, CAN GET IN THE WAY OF A CHILD'S SPEECH DEVELOPMENT. www.gallykids.com
  11. 11. 5 www.gallykids.com CAN HELP WITH SPATIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT S O M E T O Y S
  12. 12. In a study by David Tzuriel and Gila Egozi, boys and girls went through a spatial skills training program. AT THE START OF THE STUDY, the girls had lower spatial intelligence scores. BUT AFTER ONLY 8 WEEKLY SESSIONS the initial score difference no longer existed. www.gallykids.com
  13. 13. SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THAT s p a t i a l i n t e l l i g e n c e i s m o r e d e v e l o p e d i n b o y s b e c a u s e t h e y p l a y m o r e w i t h t o y s l i k e b u i l d i n g b l o c k s a n d p u z z l e s . www.gallykids.com
  14. 14. / M E G A N F U L C H E R , P R O F E S S O R , W A S H I N G T O N A N D L E E / TOYS WITH STRONG FEMINIZED THEMES... LEAVE GIRLS WITH A NARROW SET OF EXPERIENCES AND EXCLUDE GIRLS THAT AREN'T INTERESTED IN MAKEUP OR SHOPPING... 6 www.gallykids.com
  15. 15. SHE FURTHER ADDS It sends a worrisome message to girls that they are welcome to do Math, Engineering, Science or even superheroes as long as they do it differently than boys. www.gallykids.com
  16. 16. ALSO, CHRISTIA SPEARS BROWN, THE AUTHOR OF PARENTING BEYOND PINK AND BLUE, SAYS IF GIRLS GET THIS IDEA AT A VERY YOUNG AGE, THEN YOU SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THEY GROW UP THINKING THERE ARE JOBS THEY COULDN'T DO. www.gallykids.com
  17. 17. She adds, I F Y O U S T A R T A T A Y O U N G A G E T E L L I N G T H E M T H A T T H E Y C A N ' T P L A Y W I T H T H E S A M E T O Y , W H Y W O U L D Y O U E X P E C T T H E M T O T H I N K E Q U A L I T Y I N A D U L T H O O D ? www.gallykids.com
  18. 18. S T U D E N T S W I T H S T E M - R E L A T E D D E G R E E S H A V E U P T O 8 T I M E S M O R E E X P O S U R E T O T H E A R T S A S C H I L D R E N T H A N T H E G E N E R A L P U B L I C . A M I C H I G A N S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y S T U D Y F O U N D T H A T 7 www.gallykids.com
  19. 19. STEM GRADUATES GENERAL PUBLIC MUSICAL TRAINING IS ALSO IMPORTANT / S C I E N C E D A I L Y / www.gallykids.com
  20. 20. What Makes Music And The Arts So Important? www.gallykids.com
  21. 21. According to researchers, such activities foster out-of-the-box thinking. AND ENABLES THEM TO SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS  / S C I E N C E D A I L Y / USING ANALOGY, INTUITION AND IMAGINATION
  22. 22. WILL LEAVE POSITIVE FINGERPRINTS INTO A PERSON'S BRAIN WELL INTO THEIR LATE TEENS... AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SURROUNDED BY8 / T H E G U A R D I A N / www.gallykids.com BOOKS, EDUCATIONAL TOYS & NURTURING PARENTS A TWO-DECADE LONG RESEARCH STUDY HAS SHOWN
  23. 23. CHILDREN NEED TO READ FROM BOOKS, HEAR STORIES READ ALOUD... AND PLAY WITH MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRODUCTS 9 For optimal learning and for their own enjoyment / D R . S T E V A N A U E R B A C H / www.gallykids.com
  24. 24. ELECTRONIC TOYS, REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY BELLS AND WHISTLES AND GADGETRY, THE EXPERIENCE OF READING A BOOK, ENJOYING A STORY, PLAYING WITH REAL OBJECTS, AND CREATING WITH THEIR HANDS, WHETHER FINGER PAINTING OR BUILDING A TOWER OF BLOCKS. / D R . S T E V A N A U E R B A C H / www.gallykids.com SHOULD NOT EVER REPLACE
  25. 25. SOME VIDEO GAMES LIKE www.gallykids.com 9 MINECRAFT TEACHES KIDS USEFUL SKILLS / R E Y J U N C O , P R O F E S S O R , I O W A S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y /
  26. 26. 01 02 THE MOST CLEARLY VISIBLE ARE VISUOSPATIAL REASONING SKILLS Learning how to manipulate objects in space in a way that helps them create dynamic structures. MINECRAFT ALSO HELPS THEM LEARN HOW TO COLLABORATE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS And collaborative learning improves critical thinking skills / P R O F E S S O R R E Y J U N C O / www.gallykids.com
  27. 27. AND ABOVE ALL, REMEMBER www.gallykids.com
  28. 28. CHILDREN DON'T NEED MORE THINGS The best toy a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them. www.gallykids.com / D R . B R U C E P E R R Y /
  29. 29. www.gallykids.com Do You Like This? Then You Might Also Like Our LIST OF THE BEST TOYS FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY
  30. 30. For details of this  presentation,  read the article Your Child's Brain Develops Faster With These Types of Educational Toys www.gallykids.com/science-on-educational -toys

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