Types of Toys and Games: A History

Types of Toys and Games: A History

The history of games and toys dates back thousands of years. Roman children played with clay dollies and hoops. In Ancient Greece ball games were popular, with toys made from animal skin, More »

What Is a Mechanical Toy?

What Is a Mechanical Toy?

400 years BC Archytas of Taremtum created what is thought to be the first mechanical toy: a flying pigeon, a self-propelled model which moved by steam and reportedly flew 200 metres. With More »

Are Some Toys Bad for Children?

Are Some Toys Bad for Children?

With technology growing at the pace it is, and globalisation meaning more and more products are available everyday, with adverts convincing our children they want these toys, are there some toys that More »

Types of Ride-on Toys

Types of Ride-on Toys

Ride-on toys can be great fun and suitable from an early age. They promote physical movement, confidence, independence and can get children outside. For Under 1s For pre-walkers, there are a great More »

Best Toys For a Baby

Best Toys For a Baby

When a new baby arrives you want to ensure you have everything they need to develop as best they can. As well as the obvious clothes and sleeping equipment, you will find More »

How To Ensure I Choose Safe Toys?

How To Ensure I Choose Safe Toys?

It is easy to assume that because a toy is on sale that it ‘must’ be safe. However, many incidents occur every year due to unsafe toys, or toys that are unsuitable More »

How to Choose the Best Toys For My Child

How to Choose the Best Toys For My Child

As a parent, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of toy choices available, so it can be hard to decide what to get, how much to get and what will help a More »

Should Toys Match Your Child’s Personality?

Should Toys Match Your Child’s Personality?

The argument of nature against nurture is one that interests parents when making choices concerning their children, and the choice of toys should also be included and is no exception. In part, More »

 

About Us: Toys, Games and Ride Ons

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058afc2ec34a20e2541733284cd6a03fToys are intrinsic to childhood, as they are a fundamental part of development and a source of joy for children from afterbirth through adulthood, where games are still a enjoyable part of life.

Play is actual work for our children, they discover the world through play, and toys can be used to support them by offering opportunities to explore and to help extend their interests so they learn more about the world.

On this website you will find:

  • Mechanical toys – What is a mechanical toy an how do they work and why are they a good choice for your child.
  • Ride on toys – Ride ons suitable for all ages from 0-5, the benefits, pros and cons of this particulra type.
  • A brief history of toys and games – From the first mechanical toy, to the first puzzle, board games now and then and the movement into online games including casino.
  • Toys for babies – Do newborns need toys? What can engage them and support them developmentally?
  • Are there toys which can actually cause harm? A look at aggressive toys and the gender argument for toy suitability.
  • Toy safety – What to look for on labelling, and how toys can become more dangerous as a child gets older.
  • Should you choose toys to match your child’s personality? Should you choose what they already like or is there worth is pushing their interest boundaries?
  • How to choose the best toys – What to consider when choosing a toy, what it might teach your child and how it will engage them.

All the above and more will be discussed on this site, so if you’re a parent or are about to become one, bookmark this resource right away!