Preschoolers are so energetic and eager to learn. They have already accomplished so many skills and are now ready to learn other skills and to refine the ones that they already have. Toys have kept up with them. Toys are not only fun in today’s world, but also teach children to learn and learn and learn. Children are so ready for school and a lot of this is due to what they have learned by the time they start school today. There are many factors that result in this, but the toys they play with teach them to think and problem solve which follows them into the upcoming challenges of life.
Children at the age have such an imagination and have so many questions and want answers. However they want to figure it out on their own. This is the time that they are learning the alphabet and to count and to read simple words. Toys that promote this kind of thinking is what they want to have. Toys that teach them to learn to play and be good at various sports are other toys that they like. Toys that encourage the use of their imagination are also desired. Pretend playing is often witnessed by those around them as this becomes a time when they are trying to imitate the adults in their world and to sort out what is real and what is “pretend”.
The toys may not appear to be as exciting and fun, but they are for them and they are just what the child needs to develop the skills he needs to at this stage of his life.