Toys and Child Development
Play is a child's "work" and toys are the tools children use to play. Toys do more than entertain and keep children occupied. Properly chosen, they can aid a child's physical, mental, social and emotional development. Play is universally recognized as a vital part of learning and growing, and because toys are such an important ingredient of play, they are invaluable to a child's development into a mature, confident adult.
No less today than through the history of civilization, toys reflect the times and cultures and provide children with the tools that help them relate to the world in which they live. Today's toy manufacturers keep pace with the rapidly changing world and provide youngsters with correspondingly appropriate playthings for their enjoyment and to challenge their creativity and imagination.