Will your child be successful? The three main ways to tell are: 1. Can they read? 2. Do they play imaginative games with simple toys? And 3. Are they allowed to develop physically, imaginatively and emotionally in outdoor games with other children?
As US Educator and Broadcaster Fred Rogers said: “Play is really the work of childhood.”
There is no right or wrong way to play — and no right or wrong toy to buy for any particular child. However, the experts agree that too many cheap and too many electronic toys are not a good idea for the development of young bodies, minds and skills.
That’s where the shop “Greenbusters” comes into its own. Back in 1998 — more than 20 years ago, Barbara Kuehnemann, opened a shop in Greenside selling the quality toys of her childhood.
There are now three branches – the original Greenside branch, a branch in Nicholway, and a branch in Melrose Arch.
Fewer, better quality toys, ones designed along classic lines and purchased when age appropriate are behind the “less is more” thinking of providing one’s children with the finest opportunities to play.
The toys sold at Greenbusters are made to the highest possible safety standards, using natural and non-toxic materials and classic and innovative designs. The toys are superb quality and excellent value for money.
These toys made of wood and other durable materials are designed to last for generations to come.
Join us at a Greenbusters near you!
(This article is adapted from the Artscomments website.)