What are "basic" toys?
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Host: What are basic toys? Dr. Rene Hackney: Basic toys are toys that do less so children do more. Things like blocks and balls and cramps where the children are the active participants. As opposed to all these electronic gadgets and things that make noise and computer animated, those are not basic toys. The benefits of having basic toys is that children more actively participate, they also tend to use them in a wider verity of ways. A ball gets to be used playing all sorts of different games, as opposed to the computer game where the child just sits. The benefit is that you get child who is active and participating, you get a child who is thinking and who is using their tools in more creative ways. You also may have longer shelf life of those toys. The set of blocks or balls, those kids make come back for years to those toys because they can grow with them.

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