Parents feel the pressure to buy the trendiest, highest-tech toys when looking for educational gifts. But a new report aims to take the pressure off.
The report from the Council on Early Childhood reveals the best toys for a child’s development aren’t the flashy, expensive, high-tech ones. It turns out simple is better when it comes to cognitive, language, and even physical development.
The best toys are those that can support quality interactive time, encouraging exploration and problem solving, the report said. Blocks, puzzles, and balls are all traditional examples they cite.
Take 5 stopped by Top Ten Toys in North Seattle, where they specialize in these kinds of toys, to get their take.