Why do we give our kids toys? To make them happy? To keep them entertained? To teach them something? Actually, toys serve all of these important functions and many more. Play is a child’s work, and we need to give them the best tools to get their ‘work’ done.
From little babies cuddling a lovey in their baby bouncer, toddlers serving cups of tea and cake, to children going wherever their imagination takes them, toys are an essential part of growing up. Dolls and figurines help little ones rehearse upcoming social interactions, balls teach them about gravity - an astrophysicist begins their career stacking blocks on the playmat!
For a child, toys are so much more than just playthings, browse below for a selection of toys sure to delight, entertain and educate.