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... Toys . SELECTION & SAFETY OF TOYS. TOYS . The word “Toy” comes from an old English term that means :TOOL Toys are TOOLS for a child. With these tools, children are allowed to use their senses, fine and gross motor skills, and their imaginations.

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...Toys...

SELECTION & SAFETY OF TOYS

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TOYS
  • The word “Toy” comes from an old English term that means :TOOL
  • Toys are TOOLS for a child.
  • With these tools, children are allowed to use their senses, fine and gross motor skills, and their imaginations.
  • Cognitive and social skills are also increased as a child plays with toys.
  • Toys are valuable TEACHING tools.
selection of toys
SELECTION of TOYS
  • Make sure the toy is DAP
    • Toys for age-appropriate development of the child
  • Soft & Cuddling Toys
    • Dolls, stuffed animals, etc.
  • Manipulation/Small Motor Skill Toys
    • Blocks, puzzles, snap, gears, games, etc.
  • Large Motor Skill Toys
    • Tricycles/bikes, balls, jump ropes, scooters, etc.
  • Dramatic Play
    • Dress-up clothes, furniture and accessories, etc.
safety issues
SAFETY ISSUES
  • SIZE of toy and pieces
      • Larger than the child’s two fists
  • No SHARP edges or points
      • Broken toys should be fixed or thrown away
  • NON-TOXIC materials
      • Avoid all painted toys for babies & toddlers
  • DURABLE, WASHABLE and CLEAN
      • Toy’s that won’t break easily
      • Toys that can be cleaned easily
child protection safety act
CHILD PROTECTION & SAFETY ACT
  • Passage of this act was influenced by complaints regarding the safety of many toys.
  • The CHILD PROTECTION and TOY SAFETY ACT was passed in 1969.
    • Gave Food and Drug Administration the authority to remove and keep off the market toys and other products that are dangerous to children.
toys should be
Toys should be:
  • AGE- APPROPRIATE (DAP)
    • Check the suggested age on the packaging
  • SAFE
    • This applies to new and used toys
  • TEACH a Skill or Concept
    • Aide in one of the 5 areas of Child Development
  • FUN - FUN - FUN!!!
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