Toys have three basic characteristics: entertainment, education, and safety. There are many varieties and different classification methods.
Divided by raw materials and processes
Metal toys, plastic toys, wooden and bamboo toys, velvet toys, paper toys and folk toys.
Divided by status
Stretch toys, inertia toys, clockwork toys, electric toys, music toys, electronic toys; induction toys.
Divided by age
Baby toys, baby toys, toddler toys; adult toys.
Divided by function
Sports toys, intellectual toys, science and education toys, military toys, decorative toys, etc.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, there has been an early education toy that integrates the above toy shapes, such as a school bear.
Due to unsafe factors in some toys, many countries around the world have established toy safety standards. Toys must be inspected. If they meet the standards, the product shall be marked, otherwise production, sales and import are not allowed. Most countries use the International Toy Safety Standards formulated by the International Toy Industry Council.
In general, children's toys are designed and manufactured for children of a specific age group, and their characteristics are related to children's age and mental stage. The use of children's toys is premised on a certain ability to adapt. In our country, children are limited to 14 years old. As a children's toy, it has a key factor that it must be able to attract children's attention. This requires toys with bright colors, rich sound, and easy to operate. It is worth noting that, because children are in a growing and unstable period, they have different hobbies at different ages, and they generally have a mentality of being new and tired of the old. Therefore, children's toy stores should be divided into toys according to the age of children: such as 0-3 years old, 3-7 years old, 7-10 years old, 10-14 years old and so on. As far as its material is concerned, common children's toys include wooden toys, metal toys, and velvet toys. In terms of their functions, the most popular among parents is the development of intellectual toys.
Specifically, children's toys can be divided into the following ten types:
Jigsaw toys: improve children's cognitive ability, analytical ability, imagination, and cultivate children's sense of achievement.
Game toys: on the basis of improving children's cognitive ability, develop children's hands-on and brain-powering capabilities, develop their thinking, exercise operation skills and hand-eye coordination.
Digital abacus text: While training children's mosaic ability, practice large movements, train children's fine movements, and inspire children to accurately understand shapes, numbers, and quantities, and then exercise muscle flexibility.
Tools: mainly for children to recognize and master the shapes, colors, and structures of various tools, in the process of training children's practical hands-on ability and hand-eye coordination, and develop imagination.
Puzzle combination: Cultivate children's spatial imagination and fine hands-on ability, so as to deepen their rational understanding of time, animals, vehicles, and shapes and colors of houses.
Building blocks: Stimulate children's hands-on interest, cultivate children's sense of reasonable combination and matching and spatial imagination; clever drag design, exercise children's walking ability, and encourage children's sense of creative achievement.
Traffic toys: through improving children's cognition and understanding of the structure of trains, cars and various engineering vehicles, on the basis of training their ability to assemble, drag and organize, improve hands-on awareness and self-care ability, and Understand the transformation relationship between objects.
Dragging: Improve children's cognitive ability, according to different dragging animals, let them know the different characteristics of various animals, and exercise their walking ability in a wide range.
Jigsaw puzzles: It is composed of various shapes and rich content. Based on children's knowledge of the combination, splitting, and recombination of graphics, they can train their independent thinking ability and cultivate their patience And perseverance.
Cartoon dolls: When parents are busy, they need some entertainment toys to accompany the children, and cute cartoon dolls are popular with children.