The Bountiful Delights of Playtime with SweetStix Toys for KidsJohn McMurray
Playtime is essential for the well-being of all children. In fact, it is so vital for childhood development that it is even regarded as a fundamental right in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 31 states:
“Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”
The research into the importance of play is myriad, with numerous studies highlighting how playtime is indispensable when it comes to nurturing a well-rounded and happy child. This is why the team at SweetStix Toys believe so passionately that all children should be able to access amazing toys for kids without hefty price tags. Happily, we sell an array of toys for kids that promote development and creativity, promote familial bonding, and allow your little ones to let off that extra steam. Here we explore some of the key benefits of playtime and offer some ideas for which of our products might best suit these advantages.
The Unparalleled Advantages of Childhood Play
- Problem-solving and teamwork: Problem-solving is one of the most critical skills a little person can glean and will stand them in good stead for their school days and beyond. Choosing question games, puzzles, or building blocks offer a fantastic opportunity for kids to solve problems. These games teach them about cause and effect and will enhance their ability to discern which problems can be solved. These games also offer a great lesson in the importance of teamwork, showing children that sometimes problems can be better solved together. Explore or range of puzzles and building games to develop this skill.
- Improving fine motor skills: Fine motor skills are essential for most aspects of life, and they are successfully achieved when children learn (through action and play). We need fine motor skills for various tasks such as getting dressed, buttoning our shirts, writing assignments, cutting with scissors, tying shoelaces, and more. Opting for games like colouring-in books is a great way to develop these skills from a young age and help with pencil grips.
- Boosting self-expression and creativity: Self-expression is perhaps one of the most important things that children can learn. This bolsters their identity, enhances their confidence, and ultimately gives them that all-important feeling like they belong in the world. When children feel secure enough to express who they are, they learn how to communicate in positive ways. Opt for artistic games that foster self-expression. Explore our colouring-in books, washable wax crayons, sewing kits, paint sets, and natural wooden blocks.
Slow Down and Play with SweetStix Toys
Explore our dynamic range of toys for kids and explore the wonderful world of playtime. Whether you are looking for games for the whole family, solo-play games for your little one while you finish those work Zoom calls, or art supplies to boost creativity and self-expression, we have a range of gorgeous toys for kids bound to delight and inspire. As a team of six (including two little ones who have tried and tested our amazing toys), we have a wealth of experience when it comes to the best toys in town. In these precarious times, we also believe in supporting our community, and we are always looking to connect with local craft folks who are passionate about creating toys for kids. We can’t wait to enhance the quality of your playtime with our eclectic universe, and we are always on hand to help if you need any advice. Chat with us today for the best (and most affordable) toys for kids around.