Kids are always curious about the things around them. When they see something that sparks their interest, they would want to know everything about it. They would get closer to it, examine every part of it, and, if possible, they would take it home with them to show to mum and dad. At home, they would share what they discovered what shape it is, if it reminds them of another familiar thing, if it does something extraordinary. Kids would get so fascinated and so excited about the simplest things and that is what makes them more adorable. Once they find something they love all they want to do it collect it and display it. We at Casey's Toys have a large range of items perfect for this very purpose Read more...
Now if you're thinking twice about supporting your kid's new hobby of collecting things, let us take your worries away. Kids will greatly benefit from collecting their favourite things, animals, cards, or toys. First, they will learn the value of patience, that not everything they want will be given to them all at once. In order to complete their collection, they have to search for it, earn it, and wait for a couple of months or even years to get them all. Next, collecting things will help develop their social skills. How? When they see other kids collecting the same stuff, they will strike up a conversation and exchange ideas about their collections. They will know how to socialize with other people, develop their communication skills by sharing their thoughts and stories, and learning the idea of give and take. They give information about their collection, then their new friends will also provide them their knowledge. Third, collecting things teaches kids about responsibility. Because of their strong desire to complete the items, kids need to have a sense of responsibility to do everything to make it happen. Be it doing additional household chores or sacrificing a few wants to buy additional items for their collection, kids will learn an important life skill. Next, kids will learn how to organise their things. Their collections are their most-prized possessions, so it is only fitting that they need to take care of them. Parents can also use it as a training for more complex household chores that kids will do when they grow a little older such as cleaning the house, separating the dirty clothes, or arranging the grocery. Collecting things offers a great sence of achievement to kids as they have worked hard to collect all the pieces. Finally it also teaches them the value of hard work, patience, dedication and long term planning as it may take months or even years to finish their collection. These skills are very important for kids nowadays. Having a collection helps discover their true interests, goals, their personalities, without the interference of the internet. Having a collection means that kids are starting to build their own identities.
That is why it is very important that parents support their children's interests, no matter how quirky or odd it may be. Even if it is just a collection of pebbles, kids see beyond that. They see crystals, animals, and magical things through those pebbles.
Whether they love collecting things from nature, cards, or animal figurines, you will find the next piece that will go in your kid's collection here at Casey's Toys. Browse the different tabs under this category if you have a specific item in mind, or you can also reach our customer support if you need any assistance. Happy collecting!