Every parent loves their child. Flooding children with toys and buying them all things they point their finger at is a way that parents use to portray their love to the children. However, this habit can prove to be more harmful than good for your child. There are a lot of ways that you can use to express your love for them. Showering them with toys is just not it. This does not mean that you should not buy them any toy. But I do believe that there are many benefits of buying fewer toys for your child. Some of these benefits are as follows:
- Better attention span
Children who have fewer toys have fewer distractions. They don’t have many options to choose from and have to focus on what they do have. This results in them playing one thing for a longer duration of time and develop interests accordingly.
- Improved creativity
As the proverb goes, ‘necessity is the mother of invention.’ Children with fewer toys develop better imaginations to invent creative ways to use the toys. This strengthens their thinking skills, and they can think up better and unique ideas easily. Such children can become out-of-the-box thinkers which we direly need these days.
- Increased socialization
Such children are more likely to go outdoors to play with other children. This will help them in making friends more easily. Better social skills will help them a lot in the future. Networking is a vital part of many jobs which requires these skills.
- Better sharing skills
Siblings with fewer toys will learn to share with each other and play games together rather than being locked up in their rooms. This will improve their sharing skills as well as strengthen their bond with each other. Stronger family ties create a peaceful and loving house environment.
- Reduction in entitlement
Children whose every desire is not immediately fulfilled are more grounded and more likely to understand the worth of their possessions. They will not take the toys they get for granted.
- Focus on quality
When parents buy fewer toys, the focus is more on buying the toys that are better in quality. They will ensure that the toys they purchase will help their child develop various pertinent skills that will help them in the future. Quality is better than quantity.
- Development of other interests
Fewer toys would force children to search for other interests as well. They will find other activities like painting, reading, or spending time with family as good distractions to avoid boredom. These are activities that are of great value and should be focused upon in your child’s upbringing.