The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a clinical report titled “Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era.” The authors recommend classic toys that encourage creative play and interaction between other children, or even with adults, is best.
The report went on to state that toys categorized under pretend play (dolls, cars, housekeeping), hands-on/manipulative play (blocks, puzzles), arts and crafts, language and letters, and physical play can facilitate caregiver-child interactions, peer play, and the growth of imagination.
The best toys and gifts for kids are those that drive curiosity of the world, and allow for free-play interaction and exploration of space and all their senses: touch, sight, and hearing. At Boley, we have just the toys. See below for a curated list of toys that inspire learning: