Smart and Educational toys are costly
The world of play is changing with toys getting smarter day by day. Market researcher Juniper Research claims that all the toys will have some type of smart technology by 2020. This fundamental shift in the play space is helping parents by providing a guided learning path to the kids, however, it has also caused a sharp rise in toy prices. Even today, such smart educational toys are very costly and can go for ₹5000+ a piece. Now, you may not feel the heat if buying toys were a one-time expense. However, this is hardly the case.
Toys become useless in a maximum of one month
A toy appeals to a kid only for a month because of a couple of reasons:
1. Kids can explore all the features of a toy in a maximum period of one month. Then they look for something else to stimulate their mind.
2. Kids grow out of the toys because their learning needs change every month between the age of new born and 3 years. For example, at nine months, kids want to pat, stroke and prod toys and at 10 months they love to hide and drop them. Kids learn through play and if a toy is too advanced, or not advanced enough, they stop playing with that toy.
Buying toys clutter the house
Buying toys frequently is not only costly but also leads to another problem – toy clutter. A leading British research firm found that an average 10-year old owns 238 toys but plays with just 12 daily. So, where do the other 226 toys go? Raising children is difficult enough, and parents don’t need clutter working against them in this task. If they want tidy children, it’s better to own fewer toys.