NAEYC offers the following information on selecting the safest and most appropriate toys for young children. Safe toys for young children are: * well-made (with no shared parts or splinters and do not pinch) * painted with nontoxic, lead-free paint * shatter-proof * easily cleaned Electric toys should be "UL Approved." Be sure to check the label, which should indicate the toy has been approved by the Underwriters Laboratories. In addition, when choosing toys for children under age 3, make sure there are no small parts or pieces that could become lodged in a child's throat and cause suffocation. It is important to remember that typical wear and tear can result in a once-safe toy becoming hazardous.
* This theory is very accurate to everyday life in the nursery. The children are playing and exploring in a room which is set up with the according to the curriculum , they are free to play how they like at their own pace. Teachers should not tell the child how to play. for example, the teacher should not force the child to push a toy car to follow the road pattern. But if the child is using the toy in the wrong way like throwing it, then the teacher can correct him.
Where to begin when searching for safe and educational toys for young children? Several factors are to consider when choosing an appropriate toy for young children. A great resource is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). NAEYC recommends, “safe toys for young children are well made (with no shared parts or splinters and do not pinch), painted with nontoxic, lead-free paint, shatter proof, and easily cleaned”. Other factors to consider are your child’s age, the parts of the toys, and the educational value.
The findings were also conclusive as the method followed by Mcgarrigle was extremely similar to Piaget’s with only a slight adaptation, showing that younger children can also conserve. However because the study relies on younger children having animism, the teddy is used. But if comparative studies were undertaken then older children would needed to be asked differently and so results for conservation could be affected. The use ‘Naughty Teddy' may be distracting the child away from concentrating to the change of counters and therefore the answer given is not a true account of what the child
Avoiding all risks and challenge would result in a very timid adult lacking in many everyday skills and abilities. It would be very easy to respond to all risks to which children are exposed by not allowing them to explore or experiment. Children need to explore their environment – it is one of the ways in which they learn – but it needs to be a ‘safe’ environment where risk is controlled by adults. It is important that children are given the freedom to develop their skills, with adult support but not too much intervention. Understanding the stage of development a child is at and their individual needs can help you to provide the right amount of risk in activities, for example children under the age of 8 cannot safely judge the speed or distance of a car on the road, so a child under the age of 8 should never be allowed to cross the road alone.
Type of Play Play is very important in the child’s growth and development (Myers 2012). The type of play that is found in early childhood are things that use their hands, and minds. Using games/toys helps kids interact with other kids to create a social environment and comfort. Play also helps children learn in many ways (Myers 2012). You usually find kids playing with blocks, building things, and games that use their imagination (Guyton
Josephine Quick 3202 Dogwood Circle S. Drive Indianapolis, IN 46268 Student Number (22021790) Graded project number (40502600) Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, ECE 130 The responsibility of choosing appropriate toys for young children is an important one. I must not only consider the child’s age, but his/her behavior and developmental stage as well. For example, children who still explore objects by mouthing them should not have toys with small parts due to the risk of chocking. There are a great number of toys available for parents and childhood educators to choose from; making the toy selection for young children a major issue for everyone involved in childcare. The following guidelines are presented to help make the process easier.
When a toy becomes dirty, such as after a child has played with it and put it in his or her mouth, I put it in the bin. If I cannot wash the toys right away, bin is set aside to wash later. This strengthens health and safety in all the
It will then explain some of the advantages and why it should not be banned by parents. It has been argued that the freedom of children and teenagers to use the internet may lead them to experience serious problems by accessing inappropriate content (Raising Children Network 2012, p4). There will be a possibility for children to unintentionally click harmful sites that contain violence, videos of naked people and vulgar materials that can affect their mental development. However, parents can control children’s online activity to address this problem. For instance, do not let them get online in a private room, such as their bedroom, so it will be easier to keep an eye on their activity.
Supervision is important even with non-toxic materials. Problems can occur if toys with batteries are not treated properly. Small batteries, such as the mercury disc batteries present a danger particularly to young children who can choke on them or swallow them and be poisoned. They should never be left lying around, children should be taught not to put them in their mouths, ears or up their noses. A child should never be left to change the battery of a toy.