Do you remember dressing up as a kid? It was lots of fun pretending to be a superhero. You would play for hours and hours as that superhero and save the world. Sadly, many kids now don’t do that because parents put them in front of the television and they don’t know how to use their imagination at all. It’s a very disturbing fact.
Many parents put their kids in front of the TV just because the kids are hyper and they want them to calm down. Or simply because they need a babysitter. This is the wrong thing to do. With the right toy, a child can become calm without the use of a television.
One thing that parents are forgetting about is letting their child spend sometime outside. Riding bikes and playing ball are two toys that are lots of fun, plus educational and even inexpensive. Riding bikes helps with building their muscles and getting them in shape, while playing ball helps kids learn directions and teamwork.
If your child doesn’t like going outside there are some other fun toys they can play with indoors. Older kids usually enjoy playing with model kits, but there are tons of beginner kits made for the younger generation in a wide variety. A lot of the kits are focused on Science, Math and History.
The average child watches Television a lot more then kids did generations ago and the effects are starting to show up on test results at school and in other areas. If your child does not play with educational toys enough, it will harm them because they will not learn some really important skills that they most know in order to survive in the world today.