Based on the 1930s Play Therapy, which is a method of meeting the child’s individual needs and responding to mental health, world-renowned psychologist Sigmund Freud had asserted that play could reveal unconscious processes, even as it accommodates mutual relating between a child and a therapist.
Play Therapy these days is also used for working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
As noted by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT), “children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened.”
If playing is so important in the eyes of psychologist and professional, it is imperative to provide children with the right kind of toys that are age-appropriate, educational and neuro stimulating for overall development.
Here are some toys for age 6-7 kids:
Thinkfun's Invasion of The Cow Snatchers - STEM Toy and Logic Game
This game develops critical thinking and builds logic and problem-solving skills through fun gameplay. It provides a step by step instruction manual to help the child walk through the ways to play the game.
Crayola's Color Chemistry Lab Set
It has STEAM & STEM educational toys and activities that bring colourful fun to learning. It includes 16 out-of-the-box experiments and instructions for 34 more. All science projects have been developed and approved by real Crayola scientists
AMEROUS' 4 Players Shut The Box Dice Game
Classic 4-sided wooden board game with 10 dice and Shut-The-Box instructions for kids and adults alike. Made of actual wood, no chemicals added, perfect organic products for kids, it is based on the mythical times of Mahabharata and Ramayana. It's highly stimulating and increases calculative powers of the brain.
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox
Fun Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit for Kids, this Award-Winning STEM Learning introduces kids to the creative world of coding with the best educational STEM toys to foster their curiosities. It involves building, learning, and programming the robots.
Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Blocks
Building blocks for children which comprises of 60 all-natural wooden blocks, inspiring screen-free play, this game is good for imaginative play, introducing early math concepts, including shapes, parts-to-whole, and sorting. It also helps develop hand-eye coordination and teach patience.
Educators may recommend these toys for kids to play at home as well. Teachers or parents can choose to sit with the children while they play, in case they've trouble grasping the concepts.
All the toy kits are available on Amazon.
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