Today there are endless varieties of toys available for you to choose for your children. The two points parents usually consider first are quality and cost. The third and equally important point parents should be aware of is safety.
Safety and durability - Sharp edges and toxic paints should not be used in toys. Toys should be of sturdy construction and able to withstand active play. Parts should be firmly fastened together and easy to clean.
Age-Appropriateness and Versatility - Toys should stimulate and retain your childีs interest as they grow and develop. Toys that are compatible with other accessories or sets which can be added later have added value and versatility.
Educational Value - Toys that lead to learning while your child is having fun are ideal. For instance, blocks encourage creative play when building and also teach children colors, shapes, sizes, number, and number ordering.
Small pieces - Your under 3-year-old should not be playing with toys that contain pieces small enough to put inside her mouth, causing a choking hazard.
Discouraging aggressive play and possible injury - Toys that are replicas of real weapons, or include darts or arrows should not be given to young children to avoid physical harm and aggressive group play.
Toys with guaranteed quality and safety - Parents should look for toys with approved safety ratings by trusted institutes such as the SGS, TÜV, CE, TSE, etc.