You may have heard about open ended and closes ended toys. Which is better? The answer is neither! Both help development in different ways.

Close ended toys have a beginning and an end. They help kids learn to pay attention and word toward a goal. Puzzles, books, and any games with a goal are all close ended toys.

Open ended toys can be played in different ways with no definite end. They help with pretend play and language development. Books, mirrors, and dolls are all open ended toys.

It’s important for your child to experience both toy types and to have plenty of opportunities to play!

Don’t forget play helps your child:

  • Learn about the world
  • Develop language skills
  • Work on motor skills
  • Develop important life skills

Get playing!