We not only buy toys at Christmas time. There are always birthdays, celebrations, surprise parties, etc. As consumers, we are purchasing Toys, Hot Toys, and Sideshow Collectibles figures and collectiblesthroughout the year. It is very important to buy a toy because we want a boy or girl to enjoy their special day and we also want to look good. These two concepts do not always get along. I explain myself: there are times when the toy we like and we forget the suitability of the toy for the child.
Whether you are buying expensive Sideshow Collectibles sixth scale figures or simple, inexpensivetoys we make mistakes, even with our good intentions. Here I am going to tell you some of these mistakes that I have been hearing from parents and friends and, above all, observing the reaction of children to toys.
First error: do not observe the labeling and warnings of the toy.
The toys, in general, have very bright and showy colors. We like the box, the presentation, to press a little button to hear what it says or what sound it makes and say “oysters, how cool; He will love this one, ”and we don’t look at anything else. The error is that the box indicates the minimum age recommended by the manufacturer, if it has small parts if it has batteries, etc. If we ignore or ignore this information it is very easy for us to make a mistake when choosing.
Second error: do not read the instructions
As simple as some toys or figures from Sideshow Collectibles may appear at first glance, most carry instructions for use, and it is very important to read them before starting to use it. If we do, we could be using the toy improperly, that is, to do some function for which the toy is not intended; or, not to use all the functions that it has, because we don’t know them; and, in the worst case, we can spoil it without the child enjoying it.
Third error: ignore the minimum recommended age
Many times we think “our child is very smart” and a toy recommended for children over 3 years old we bought for a 2-year-old. It is very frustrating for the child not to use the toy because he does not know how to make it work and ends up leaving it aside. We spend the money and the illusion that has been put into buying it and all that is useless. And not only that, the regulations require a minimum age for the safety of children, which, in the end, is what matters most to us.
Fourth error: opt for educational toys only
It is very good that the child learns while playing, what we can not expect, and this has already been seen in some cases, is that the child becomes an Einstein at age 6 and only buy toys of this type. The child has to enjoy, but the toy does not fulfill its function.
The Fifth error: blindly advertising
The television commercials are designed to seduce the little one and even the adults! They present the toys like that wonder you can’t do without to be happy. You have to sit with the child and ask him if you had that toy, what would you play, or how would you play with it? In this way we will filter the “fireworks” generated by the advertising, going down to earth and having a more realistic perception of what that toy is.
The sixth mistake: buy toys that do it all
There are games that do everything. When children watch them on TV or in the store, they feel overwhelmed by the number of cool things they do. But there is the problem that if the toy does everything, what does the child do? watch? That is not fun. That toy is doomed to be forgotten for second use. The toy must be the means to have fun, not the end.
The seventh mistake: buy toys based on sex
Why limit the possibilities offered by toys? Children may like to play with kitchens and cleaning sets and girls may like to play with cars or soccer or basketball balls. What reasons do we have for not buying these games if they ask us? Children are curious and like to discover things, we should not limit them.
Eighth error: buy everything they ask for
Children usually ask for everything, because they like the ad, or have seen it in the store or at a friend’s house. We must make a good selection, choosing the toy based on the character of the child, their tastes, and their concerns. Not everything he asks will serve. The child likes and asks for it; there we must be to filter what is best for him.
Ninth error: buy toys in non-specialized places
Today there are many shops that sell toys without being specialized in the sector. This means that if a store is licensed to sell as a bazaar and is not licensed to sell toys, the toys you find in these stores have not passed the safety controls that all toys must pass (plastic, paint, small parts, etc.).
Tenth error: buy more toys than the child can assume
It is true that Kings Day is very nice to get up and see the room full of toys. To these are added those of the grandmother, uncles, godparents, and friends. The child is unable to enjoy each and every one of them for an obvious reason: he has no time to play with everything. We must be cautious when buying and choosing what is most suitable for the child.
The eleventh mistake: give toys only for Christmas and birthdays
All children like to play not only for Christmas and birthdays but throughout the year. It is good that they are renovating their toy chest, so you will have more opportunities to discover new games.
Twelfth error: adults do not play with toys:
When we have to give a gift to an adult or adult, it does not come to our mind to go to a toy store to look for. Error! There are plenty of games for adults and adults! And not only board games if you don’t puzzle, self-control cars, soccer goals, basketball baskets, and it could be like that for a long time. The next time you have to give a gift to your friend, your cousin, your partner, keep that in mind, you will be surprised.
Thirteenth mistake: buy huge toys regardless of space:
Many times we get carried away by the impulse to dazzle the boy and girl and buy him the biggest toy we see in the store (a stuffed animal, a kitchenette, a motorcycle). That is a mistake since it will be used the day it is released but, as it will be very expensive to assemble and disassemble the toy, once it is stored, it will rarely take it out to play. You have to take into account the space available to store the toy, it has to be easy to take it.
Fourteenth error: Ignore professional advice: