A visit to the toy store is not an easy one. With thousands of attractive looking toys on display, the decision can be confusing (and expensive). We often wonder how long will the child play with it, what will he/she learn. Well these may not be the right questions to ask. Some good pointers for toy selection could be:
Is it age appropriate?
Toys like mirrors, mobiles rattles are best suited for new born babies – that’s easy-peasy. A one year old would enjoy push & pull toys, riding, sorting and the like. Give a one year old art & craft, building systems, dress up, pretend play, puzzles and he/she will get frustrated as they require greater developmental skills. The best way to decide is to really stick to the information on the box. Sometimes you may find that your child is a very fast learner and you may want to pick up more advanced stuff or the other way round. Be alert to these small things.
Is it stimulating?
Some parents are fixated with educational toys. You need to realize that toys can be played for fun only too! On the other hand, some parents only buy fun stuff. Brain boosting toys are critical too. Strike a balance. Buy toys that will stimulate physical and mental skills again age-wise. Sensory development and hand-eye co-ordination is good for toddlers. Cause & effect, numbers, patterns, climbing, balance for older kids and so on. Involve them in household chores regularly also like baby care, cleaning, cooking (non-gas).
Is it safe?
Always buy non-toxic toys as they will go into your kids mouth at some point no matter what. Clean/wash them regularly. Throw broken/damaged toys immediately. Steer clear of loud toys (they damage the ears), sharp pointy toys (they can injure). Battery case must be secured properly under all circumstances. Throw away leaked batteries immediately. Toys with long cords and strings are avoidable (strangulation risk).
Do you approve of it philosophically?
Most of us don’t want to give kids weapons to play with like guns, lasers etc. Typically girly toys also send out wrong messages on beauty, appearance, make up etc. If you are not ok with it, it’s normal. But remember, your kids will get to play with these at friend’s houses so you cannot shield them completely. It’s best to explain to your child what you don’t like about these toys so that they don’t get confused
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Subscribe to play with toys (online toy rental service) and have them exchanged every week at your doorstep. Our value for money toy subscription plans can give your child 52 toys in 52 weeks without any hassles of buying & storing. Simply rent toys online by creating a wishlist on our website to enjoy uninterrupted weekly delivery at your doorstep
Weekly Doorstep Book Service
We strongly encourage children to develop the habit of reading and have a weekly book service option (online book rental service). Simply rent books online by creating a wishlist and have the books of your choice delivered at your doorstep every week. If there are books that you wish to read specifically, let us know. We will be happy to buy and add them to our collection
Big Toys on Rent
Big toys like ride-ons, slides, walkers, see-saw etc are universally loved by all children but they take up a whole lot of space at home! Baby gear rental and baby toy rental is a great way to give your child all these toys without blocking space at home. All you need to do is choose these toys on our website and order them. At a fraction of their cost, they will be delivered at your doorstep and your child can enjoy them for upto 2 weeks. Big rental toys are a huge saving in all ways. Take baby equipment on hire and save money and space
Play Zone for Parties
A mobile play area for birthdays, play dates, family get-togethers, weddings etc. Rent toys for birthday parties simply by choosing them online and we will come and set up the Play Zone for you. It is always the key attraction at every party
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Birthdays are the most special day of the year for a child and parents go all out in making that day beautiful and memorable for their children. Return gifts are an integral part of the birthday party. All children love receiving gifts and they usually tear up the packing even before they get home! Arranging the best return gifts for birthday can be quite a time-taking task. It not only has to match the age group & theme, but also the budget. Choosing birthday return gifts online has great benefits. You can browse through a huge collection without having to step out of your home. With our unique range of return gifts for birthday party, you can easily have them delivered at your doorstep, irrespective of age, theme, interest or budget
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