Samir’s Selection 01/23/2013 (p.m.)
BBC News – Alcohol-fuelled sleep ‘less satisfying’
BBC News – Toys and games: Are we paying for products that teach?
“The key for their development, he says, is that they are given time to play with other children….
Toys are known for assisting with some of the most basic of skills. Some youngsters who struggle to hold a pencil to write are encouraged to play with Lego to build up these fine motor skills. Throwing and catching a ball is said to help co-ordination with pens and pencils…
Prof Jeffrey Goldstein, a psychology expert with the National Toy Council, says that a variety of different toys can help a child’s brain to develop. “I would rather buy three toys for £3 each than one £9 toy,” he says.
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