Kids love toys. If you have any doubts about that, just take a child into a toy store. Toys that
stimulate a young child's mind could permanently boost their brain function, according to research.
Children are extremely fast learners. For newborns, the world is a flood of information and they
absorb it like a sponge. Connections between neurons in the brain called 'synapses' form, and because
children have the ability to take in large amounts of information, the number of connections in a young
child's brain (particularly babies and toddlers) are far greater than an adult's. This is because, unlike adult
brains which ignore irrelevant information, the developing brain takes in everything, and forms neural connections
that are virtually useless.
As the child develops, certain synapses which are used more and more are strengthened and
become more efficient. This is due to a phenomenon called neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to change; something
which is particularly active during early years but still occurs well into old age. Neural connections which are not used weaken and may eventually be
discarded altogether in a process called 'synaptic pruning' which happens as children get older.
That’s a lot of science. Long story short, toys play a pivotal role in overall development of kids from day one. Make the right choices when it comes
to toys, with Dr.Toy. Your choices in choosing the toys your kids play with today, will impact their individual development from day one.