Recently, the grandfather gave my baby a set of toy tools: keys, screwdrivers, hammers. And everything would be fine, but my grandfather is not a grandson, but a granddaughter. Therefore, we were all a little surprised at such a gift. And grandpa said that this was not a joke at all, and when his beloved granddaughter grew up, he would help him repair the car.
For the sake of justice, it is worth noting that the baby was not at all embarrassed by such a masculine gift, and she began to implement her grandfather’s dreams with interest. True, so far only on a toy car.
All babies tend to feel like adults. Thematic play sets, in my opinion, help them a lot. After all, one of the main attributes of an adult person is work, where he goes daily. Mom is also doing household chores: cooking, washing, cleaning. Dad is fixing something, making things, and is engaged in a car.
And even the baby of one and a half years is already old enough to play with dolls. Give him a knife to cut bread or nails to fix a chair, or even a hot iron.
Of course, such toys for the crumbs will not work, but I do not want to upset him either. I decided to compromise – themed toys. Fortunately, today in children’s stores you can find anything you want: from a vacuum cleaner to a building level.
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I believe that classes with such toys bring many benefits. First, the child learns many new words, concepts, to get acquainted with various professions.
Secondly, he develops certain everyday skills: working with an iron, vacuum cleaner, hammer.
Thirdly, it is an excellent warm-up for fingers (various forms and texture). For example, games that imitate fishing in one form or another, develop coordination, teach the child to own their own pen.
In addition, I recently read the advice of a child psychologist in a magazine for moms: if a child is afraid of doctors, buy him a doctor’s set. Let him treat teddy bears and know that the doctor is an important and very necessary person, and not a monster in a white coat.
And perhaps some kind of game will enthrall the kid so much that he will decide once and for all the choice of his future profession. Although, to be honest, I have not yet encountered such cases.