Why are toys and games important in a child’s life?

Playing is one of the most important things children do. Playing is also important for children’s development, it’s how they learn and how they work out who they are.

Parenting expert Nikki Bush says children aren’t usually too fussy about what toys they are given, but parents should be.

According to Bush, buying toys for children should take into account their physical, mental and social development.

Toys needs to be both educational and entertaining, there’s so much choice on the market and it's easy to waste your money

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Bush said parents need to step back and reflect on what a good toy is supposed to do for a child.

We need to buy toys that are re-enforcing what our children are learning in the classroom

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

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