Since parents have discovered the new world of home schooling, many have witnessed first-hand the multiple benefits of educational toys and ‘child-led play’. According to a recent FanFinders survey conducted with over 4,000 mums, 76% consider playing and toys ‘vital’ for their child’s development with 88% of mums saying they actively encourage child-led play. The survey found that both expectant mums and those with young children consider education and developmental potential the most important feature of a toy.
Heather Welch concludes: “With over 30 years in the educational toy market, we are delighted to see parents embracing home-learning more than ever. Not only does it create a perfect synergy between school and home learning, but it also encourages bonding experiences between parent and child, and gives parents a better understanding of their children and how they learn.
Learning Though Play has long been recognized as the most effective form of learning for children in early years. The process allows children to ‘learn without realizing’ and develops concentration skills, curiosity, speech and language, social and emotional skills, cognitive development, critical thinking, gross and fine motor skills, and more. With parents supporting their child’s learning, they are helping build confidence and a love of learning that will last a lifetime.”
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Original Author NMT magazine