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Title: ...Toys...


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...Toys...
  • SELECTION SAFETY OF TOYS

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TOYS
  • The word Toy comes from an old English term
    that means TOOL
  • Toys are TOOLS for a child.
  • Toys are valuable TEACHING tools.

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  • With these tools, children are allowed to use
    their senses, fine and gross motor skills, and
    their imaginations.

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  • Cognitive and social skills are also increased as
    a child plays with toys.

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SELECTION of TOYS
  • Make sure the toy is age appropriate
  • Toys appropriate for the age of the child

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  • Soft Cuddling Toys
  • Dolls, stuffed animals, etc.

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  • Manipulation/Small Motor Skill Toys
  • Blocks, puzzles, snaps, gears, games, etc.

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  • Large Motor Skill Toys
  • Tricycles/bikes, balls, jump ropes, scooters,
    etc.

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  • Dramatic Play
  • Dress-up clothes, furniture and accessories, etc.

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SAFETY ISSUES
  • SIZE of toy and pieces
  • Larger than the childs two fists

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  • No SHARP edges or points
  • Broken toys should be fixed or thrown away

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  • NON-TOXIC materials
  • Avoid all painted toys for babies toddlers

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  • DURABLE, WASHABLE CLEAN
  • Toys that wont break easily
  • Toys that can be cleaned easily

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CHILD PROTECTION SAFETY ACT
  • Passage of this act was influenced by complaints
    regarding the safety of many toys.
  • The CHILD PROTECTION and TOY SAFETY ACT was
    passed in 1969.
  • Gave Food and Drug Administration the authority
    to remove and keep off the market toys and other
    products that are dangerous to children.

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Remember! Toys should be
  • AGE- APPROPRIATE

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  • SAFE

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  • TEACH a Skill or Concept

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  • FUN - FUN - FUN!!!

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Lets take a trip!
  • Grab a toy
  • Draw a picture of the toy on a separate sheet of
    paper on the back, answer the following
    questions
  • What is this toy?
  • What aged child would you say would use it? Is
    it age appropriate?
  • Is it safe? Describe how it is or isnt.
  • What can the child learn from this toy?
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