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Written by Jenny Wanderscheid   

 

Toy Safety and Selection for Tiny Tots

 

Toy Safety for one-year-olds

Although most toys appear safe in the packages, you will find that your toddler has the uncanny ability to find all of the parts that will come off the toy and any other things that may pose a threat. When purchasing toys, read packages carefully to determine age-appropriateness. In general, toys for one-year-olds should be:


  Unbreakable
  Washable
  Too large to swallow
  Made of nontoxic materials
  Free of sharp edges
  Free of points or pinching cracks
  Not electronically or battery operated



Toys suggestions for one-year-olds include:
(click highlighted toys for more information)

Child-size musical instruments
Cobblers Bench
Dolls
Fill and dump toys
Jack-in-the-boxes
Large beads to string
Large building blocks
Music boxes
Non-breakable dishes
Pails and shovels
Plastic Shaped blocks
Push and pull toys
Rocking horse
Simple puzzles
Small riding toys
Snap-lock beads
Stuffed animals
Toy telephones
Balls
Wrist bells

 

Toy Safety for two-year-olds

The toys you provide for your two-year-old should:
  Be too large to swallow
  Have no detachable parts or small parts that could break off and be swallowed accidentally
  Have no sharp edges or points
  Be nontoxic
  Have no parts that can pinch fingers or catch hair
  Have no long cords that could strangle a young child accidentally
  Not be electronically or battery operated

Toys are an important learning tool for two-year-olds. They provide children with opportunities to concentrate, solve problems, develop hand-eye coordination, and strengthen and control body muscles. Good toys are not necessarily expensive. Some may be purchased, while others can be made from materials found around the home.

Toys appropriate for two-year-olds:
(click highlighted toys for more information)

Stuffed animals and toys
Blocks
Large beads to string
Crayons
Balls
Interlocking beads
Puzzles
Hand puppets
Toy telephone
Musical Toys
Hats
Playhouse or Large cardboard box
Fun:with:Boxes
Dolls and accessories
Swing set
Play tools
Wagon
Unbreakable tea set
Child-size rocking chair
Cobbler's bench
Safe riding toy
Punching toy
Unbreakable Mirror
Shapes sorting box
Housekeeping toys

 

Kellie Head is a mother of six and Publishing Editor of The “M” Word—Parenting Humor Magazine.
Information source: State of Illinois Bright Beginnings Preschool Program.

 

 

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