What Makes a Good Toy?
Good toys have staying power; they engage. They help build attention spans, not fragment them. A good toy does not offer answers; it stimulates questions and presents problems for solving.
A Good Toy ...
- Can be played with in many ways.
- Challenges a child to do, think, or feel.
- Contributes to the development of a child's physical, mental, social, and emotional skills.
- Is attractive and well made, with pleasing shapes, colors, textures, or sounds.
- Is fun and fits a child's talents, interests, abilities, and size.
- Fits in with your own tastes, knowledge, and pocketbook.
- Is safe.
©1983, Diana Huss Green Founder, Parents' Choice