The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report in December of 2018 saying that simple toys hold the most benefits for children. They warn parents against filling their toy box with flashing lights and gadgets.
This quote from one of the lead authors, Aleeya Healey, MD, FAAP, is taken from the article published on Healthy Holistic Living. It’s one of the key messages from the report.
“Toys have evolved over the years, and advertisements may leave parents with the impression that toys with a ‘virtual’ or digital-based platform are more educational. Research tells us that the best toys need not be flashy or expensive or come with an app. Simple, in this case, really is better.”
Read the article – Pediatricians Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads And Electronics