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  1. SELECTION OF SAFE & APPROPRIATETOYS CHILD DEVELOPMENT UNIT 4: TODDLERS

  2. Look for safety label: • Fabric toys= Flame resistant • Electric toys=UL approved • Stuffed toys / dolls= washable • Painted toys= Non-toxic

  3. Look for fine print: • “safe for use under adult supervision” • “caution! contains small parts”

  4. Look forage recommendations: • Not always accurate • Not guarantee for safety

  5. Under age 3 avoid: • Eyes, beads, squeakers, batteries, etc. • Use a “small objects tester”

  6. Under age 7 avoid: • Toys with motors/heating elements • Shooting games with projectiles or loud noises • Unbalanced riding toys • USE HELMETS!

  7. CPSC – Consumer Product Safety Commission • “toy watchdog” handling • toy recalls • www.cpsc.gov

  8. Recalled because of small parts; offer full refund

  9. Purpose of toys: • “more than just fun & play” • 1) ACTIVE PLAY- Promotes large and small muscle development • Examples: Balls, Riding Toys, Sledding

  10. Purpose of toys…. • 2) MANIPULATIVE PLAY- • Promotes problem solving & critical thinking • Examples: Puzzles, Blocks, Legos

  11. Purposes of toys… • 3)MAKE BELIEVE PLAY– promotes role playing & modeling of behavior • Examples: Costumes, Dolls, Animals

  12. Purposes of toys… • 4) CREATIVE PLAY– promotes imagination • Examples: Musical items, Painting, Crafts

  13. Purposes of toys… • 5) LEARNING PLAY– promotes basics for kindergarten • Examples: Books, Games, Video Games, Movies