In this video, parenting educator Dr. Rene Hackney addresses toy safety and guidelines for choosing toys well. Discover the importance of giving your child smart toys.
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Host: What are smart toys? Rene Hackney: Smart toys are things that challenge children, things that get children thinking. A lot of the board games that come out these days are really smart toys. There is games like Cariboo where the child is having to match colors and numbers and shapes and as they match they are earning balls to open a treasure box. That has been such a popular game in our house because it really keeps their interest. It keeps them going, it seems being a very smart toy. Smart toys get kids actively thinking, thinking through as they play maybe thinking strategy, maybe planning as they go. So, you get kids who benefit in the long run from been able to think that way.
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