CHILD DEVELOPMENT SYMBOLS
CHILD DEVELOPMENT SYMBOLS
Children learn, process and retain information in a variety of different learning styles-visual, tactile, auditory, etc.
Toys allow children to learn through meaningful hands-on experiences, As children play, their strengths and preferences come to the forefront and preferred learning styles are understood.
The following Child Development Symbols are used throughout PlanToys Website to help customers and caregivers understand which products are best suitable for their children’s needs.
Physical Development Symbols
One of the traditional five senses. It is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations via an organ such as the ear Affects in so many areas of life: Speaking, listening, thinking, and learning Good hearing skill influences how easily children learn and develop other skills.
Coordinated controlling of eye movement with hand movement, and the processing of visual input to guide reaching and grasping. A way of performing daily life tasks such as writing, feeding, and picking up a book from a table.
Involving a refined use of the small muscles controlling the hand, fingers, and thumb Allowing one to be able to complete tasks such as writing, drawing, and buttoning.
Defined as the movements of the large muscles of the body Important for major body movement such as walking, maintaining balance, coordination, jumping, and reaching Sharing connections with other physical functions.
Perception to the sense of touch.
An ability to interpret information from visible light reaching the eyes The resulting perception is also known as eyesight, sight or vision Help children to understand what they see, recognize and identify different qualities that help them judge size, color, shape, spatial relations and other things.
Emotional & Social Development Symbols
a child’s increasing awareness and control of their feelings and how they react to these feelings in a given situation.
Imagination is symbolic representation, the use of concepts and images to evoke or represent real-world entities, or the use of one set of real-world entities to evoke others (e.g. as when a child uses a banana as a phone in pretend play).
Gaining a huge amount of pleasure from learning a musical instrument; it can also boost the development of vital skills Learning to play an instrument provides children with a range of skills, many of which are transferable and appropriate to various different situations Helping improve motor skills, as there are special techniques you need to use to master each instrument Children feel part of a group and have a sense of belonging.
Social play are the best mechanisms for progressing through the different social stages Children learn social rules such as, give and take, reciprocity, cooperation, and sharing Children also learn to use moral reasoning to develop a mature sense of values To be prepared to function effectively in the adult world.
Intellectual & Language Development Symbols
Cause & Effect
Children can understand that their actions directly lead to an outcome or response.
Involving keeping children mind focused on one thing for a certain amount of time When children pay attention to their toy while they play, they require concentration in order for understanding to take place and information to be extracted.
Play helps each child develop creativity and imagination such as role-play, and imaginative play Creativity also fosters mental growth in children by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving.
Stimulating children experience through an unfamiliar area in order to find out what it is like.
Language & Communication
Including development of an ability to listen, to understand what is said, and to speak to others The ability to see and understand the use of conversation, written language and to write and read Language is a learned code, or system of rules that enables children to communicate ideas and express wants and needs.
The process in which child uses reasoning consistently to come to a conclusion Problems or situations that involve logical thinking call for structure, for relationships between facts, and for chains of reasoning that “make sense.”
Including developing a child’s mental thinking, about mathematics which involves learning about size, color, shapes, balance, number, classify, symmetry, counting, and etc.
Learning through focus and attention.
Keeping children focused on toys and activities they are interested in helps lengthen attention spans and promotes memory and recall.
Providing the opportunities for trying out new ideas, new ways of thinking, and try to solve a problem or obstacle.
Adaptive Toys Symbols
Language felt by fingertips represented in patterns of raised dots.
Pre-Braille skills include the tactile exploration and discrimination of tactilely interesting toys and other objects and materials before learning the Braille cell system.
Communication through visual gestures and signs.
Facial expressions and body posture used with hand signs allow visual versus auditory communication.