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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stages of Play

Stages of Play


Children go through different sTAGes of play as they grow and develop. Very young Infants only have the ability to attend to one object at a time. Once an object is out of their sight, it is quickly forgotten. Infants play by themselves because they are so busy exploring and discovering their new world. Every new object or situation that is introduced is a new learning experience for the newborn. This very first sTAGe of play is called "Solitary Play or independent play. They are fully engaged in gathering information and storing it for further use. This stage of play lasts until some where around nine months. This is a very self centered time for the developing Infant.

Stages of Play

Stages of Play

Stages of Play


Stages of Play



Stages of Play

The second stage of play begins to loam in slightly older children usually by thetime a child is two years of age. "Parallel Play" is typical of this age child. This kind of play involves two or more children in the same room. They are interested in the same toys and both see the toy as belonging to them. Hence they maybe in the same area and play with similar toys, but they do not play together. They are playing along side each other simply because they are in the same area.

When children extend their knowledge and play experiences they move into "Associative Play." In this stage, three and four year old children begin playing together but it is a loosely organized fashion. The more mature child soon emerges as the leader or organizer in this stage of play. They see themselves as capable and able to tellothers what to do, the younger child seldom questions this authority that the more mature child has cultivated.

Finally the child expands into "Cooperatives Play" somewhere between the ages of four or five. Cooperative play takes place between two or more children as they grow and develop socially and emotionally. Cooperative play In children , exchange ideas about the game or the toy they are playing with at that moMent in time. Rules tend to still be very loosely constructed, but children know who is playing which role in their game. Play may last only a few minutes or it may stretch out for longer periods of time. Gradually they learn to respect the property rights of others. This is a clue that they are gaining social skills; at this same timethey begin to understand that they need permission to play with certain materials and certain people. They are also more willing to share their toys for the sake of the game. Communication about the play is the critical point of cooperative play.

It is important to note that children differ widely according to birth order within their own families. Boys and girls develop in different areas at different stages of their life, so there is never complete adherence to any of these exact ages. Not all children move through the stages at the same rate, because children who have more life experiences tend to emerge as leaders or organizers at younger ages. Confidence, shyness, and other personality traits factor into these stages of play.

Stages of Play

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys

Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys


From the latest survey we conducted we have gathered a list of the top 12 hot Christmas toys that are recognized by many buyers to be the best gifts for Christmas to kids of all ages. My team of toy lovers recently conducted a survey on what toys most kids want to receive for Christmas. Not only the kids but also the want-to-be kids participated in the latest survey we conducted. At first we asked them what are the 10 toys they would like to include in their wish list for Christmas and they gave us the most promising results so far.

Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys

Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys

Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys


Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys



Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys

We could have just given a list of the top 10 Christmas toys, but the two other toys seem promising that we couldn't help but just include them in the list. I hopethat find this article very helpful in your research.

Below are the twelve of the hot Christmas toys of 2011. They are not arranged in any particular order to avoid being biased opinions on our side:

Lego City 3182 1.-It comes with a Lego Airport with passenger plane that really looks like a real plane but it can be detached to form anything imaginable!

2. Fireman Sam kit-this one is popular with pre-schools.

3. GoGo My Walking Pup-It barks and moves like a real puppy and its battery driven.

4. Toy story III comes with Jet pack buzz light year.

5. V-tech room-This room can easily fancy movie videos.

6. Monopoly Revolution-one of the noticeable changes in this game is the electronic sound effects that can be manuallyswitch on or off.

7. Moon Dough-It's a kiddy toy farm animals can create.

8. Nerf N Strike Stampede ECS-this one comes with sixty different projectiles with it.

9. Paper Jams Guitar-basically this toy is made out of paper that enables kids to write or record their songs that is featured with real chords.

10. Pump loons-This one is a fun to play with race game. The goal of the game is to inflate different characters with different colors.

11. Sylvania Families-this is a girls toys. One of the most wanted toys for girls in the market.

12. The Sing a Ma Jigs-this musical toy is composed of four different characters, each one creating different and bizarre tones. The sounds will make you grin but it'squite appealing to the kids.

What makes this top 12 Christmas toys the best survey we have so far is the fact that we actually ask the parent of the kids to participate in the survey as well. About 100 kids participated in this survey and I can say that we did have a successful campaign.

Hot Christmas Toys For 2011: 12 Most Wanted Toys