A fascination for any child the ability to connect, express, and play with such an object is truly amazing. It gives children immense joy and comfort to utilize such a tool.
An important step in a child’s development occurs during the early stages, it is when children are interacting with the environment and taking in knowledge. They are testing, experimenting, tinkering with various tools and objects, and it is through such ‘hands-on’ approach that the child learns valuable lessons.
Play is a way for training children to face life in society, a crucial step for the development of children. Young children use toys to discover their identity, help their bodies grow strong, learn cause and effect, explore relationships, and practice skills they will need as adults.
Different materials like wood, clay, paper, and plastic are used to make toys. The earliest toys are made from materials found in nature, such as rocks, sticks, and clay. Thousands of years ago, Egyptian children played with dolls that had wigs and movable limbs which were made from stone, pottery, and wood.*
With the advent of machinery such toys can be made with precision engineering, it allows a wide variety of products with numerous functions. There are toys for all kinds of ages and groups, people recovering from health ailments use toys as a recovery tool, while others who are looking to improve team dynamics and social cohesion use it.
Manufacturers are now able to customize toys that can fit with each child’s personality, or for specific use by any individual or organization. Having this immense flexibility available to them due to a wide variety of tools and machines will enable people with incredible imagination to build wonderful toys for future generations.