I think we all have a hard time with our children when it comes to doing anything practical, like learning for example! An amazing way to get your children interested in learning all the basics from their alphabet, numbers, time tables and simple geography of the world is by using educational toys. The brilliance of educational toys are that they rather sneakily teach your children new information and new skills . . . with them being blissfully unaware of the fact! As most children detest school and tend to wiggle away from anything remotely educational, the best way to combat this is to disguise learning as fun.
It’s also never too early to introduce your child to more educational toys as there are many on the market now that can have your child learning from birth upwards. Such things as cot mobiles, fridge magnets, jigsaw puzzles, attractive cartoon wall clocks and play buildings all go towards expanding your child’s mind and stimulating their intellect. Many studies have been conducted that actually show the more colour, sound and interaction you expose your child to from an early age, the better they will go on to achieve at school. Educational toys follow the same premise as reading to your child from a early age; the more you read to your children, the more they familiarise themselves with different words and pronunciation and the more they’re likely to enjoy reading when older. However some children, for whatever reason, just do not get along with reading very well. Therefore by introducing a range of more educational toys and games into their playtime, you have a wider spectrum of what works for them and what doesn’t. I bet little Albert Einstein and little Leonardo Da Vinci were overloaded with abaci, building blocks and the like!