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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. Toys are valuable TEACHING tools. 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.
  • Toys are valuable TEACHING tools.
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With these tools, children are allowed to use their senses, fine and gross motor skills, and their imaginations.
selection of toys
SELECTION of TOYS
  • Make sure the toy is age appropriate
    • Toys appropriate for the age of the child
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Soft & Cuddling Toys
    • Dolls, stuffed animals, etc.
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Manipulation/Small Motor Skill Toys
    • Blocks, puzzles, snaps, gears, games, etc.
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Large Motor Skill Toys
    • Tricycles/bikes, balls, jump ropes, scooters, etc.
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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
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No SHARP edges or points
      • Broken toys should be fixed or thrown away
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NON-TOXIC materials
      • Avoid all painted toys for babies & toddlers
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DURABLE, WASHABLE & 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.
let s take a trip
Let’s take a trip!
  • Grab a toy
  • Draw a picture of the toy on a separate sheet of paper & on the back, answer the following questions:
    • What is this toy?
    • What aged child would you say would use it? Is it age appropriate?
    • Is it safe? Describe how it is or isn’t.
    • What can the child learn from this toy?