How Toys that Promote Learning are Helping Build Future Engineers

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Throughout the year, parents purchase toys for their children that are often driven by ideals upheld by advertising. This is especially seen near the holidays, when parents of boys separate from parents of girls in the toy store aisles, anxiously sifting through what is available to find the perfect gift.
 

Although this is often seen as the popular course to take, it is not the only course that is available. As a matter of fact, many specialists are promoting the idea that gender roles are to be forgotten where toys are concerned in favor of choosing something creative. This can be a difficult task, because many of the toys that line the shelves of popular stores, such as Walmart and Target do not follow that line of reasoning. They tend to go for what is popular, due to the fact that it promotes sales.

Recently, a challenge was put forth by the Obama administration, which called for 10,000 college students to graduate every year with an engineering degree. Many students who grow up in a throwaway toy era of electronics do not have a similar drive of former generations. That is why some experts are advocating the development of educational toys, which will help promote learning among younger children so that they will follow through and eventually, end up in the next class of engineering graduates.

One of the reasons why this is beneficial is because many of today’s toys do not promote creativity among children. As the child ages, they do not have the benefit of building something from scratch and using their imagination to come up with something unique. Many of the educational toys that are on the market, on the other hand, are designed to promote such thinking and development in children.

The choice to promote educational toys is not only one that needs to be made by the toy companies; it is also something that must be chosen by the parents. By giving your child an educational toy, you help them to grow from a young age so that they can get the most out of life.

(Source: http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131218/NEWS/312189998/1005/MOVIES)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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Dina Shipley is a mother and blogger who regularly writes on the importance of educational toys. In writing this article, she used information collected from Invenio Toys. Feel free to connect with her on Google+.

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