The variety of stimuli is important in the development of children. For this reason, the more various kinds and features of toys, the place to be seen and the more opportunities to communicate with people, the more the child's intelligence development is affected positively. Symbolic games between the ages of 2-7 begin, as if they were played. Playing the house, pretending to drink tea from a cup, and imagining a stick as a sword are the main games of this period. After 7-8 years of rule games begin, socialization becomes more prominent here. The child experiences to obey the rules, wait, share, struggle, take risks, that is, to establish social relations with others. They are also cultural experiences. The game is influenced by the climate, gender, culture and the age.
Learn about the child's abilities and interests
Parents choose the child's toys especially in the period between 0-3 years. From the age of 3, the child starts to choose the toy of interest. From this age on, children must respect their chosen toys. It provides information about the material abilities, interests, and wishes of the child that he prefers to play. It is possible to determine the personality, intelligence and physical characteristics and interests of the child.
It doesn't play with which toy, but how it plays.
The child expresses himself with the toy he plays. Therefore, instead of a distinction such as a boy or girl toy, it is important how the child plays with the toy, what it reflects and what it tries to express. This may be a problem if it is chronically playing the same game with the same toy all the time. Otherwise, children are curious and would like to have the opportunity to examine every material. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid gender discrimination when buying toys. Children are already beginning to differentiate in the selection of toys in preschool.
Dress choice should be an example to the child
Children discover self-dressing in a period of 3-4 years. During this period, with the sense of pleasure of this discovery, they also want to make their own clothes choices. However, there may be conflicts from time to time when choosing clothes with the mother. In such cases, the child can be guided by providing options, allowing the child to enjoy his new skill without disturbing the child. It is also useful to set an example for the child in choosing clothes for the healthy progress of sexual identity. The psychology of a child who is constantly dressed by the parent in the opposite sex can be affected. However, a genetic, biological, psychological or hormonal cause of sexual identity and orientation related to clothing is not yet known.