I'm also going to add Manhattan Toys and Plan Toys, which are eco-friendly companies.
Ashland, OR (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
For some parents, simply purchasing a toy for their child is enough, yet for every Barbie or Power Ranger that may or may not have a positive impact on a child's imagination, many of these toys don't necessarily add much to their development.
Laura Hand has been a teacher and understands the mechanics of children's minds and how certain kid's toys will have a positive affect on their cognitive skills. To break the old adage, toys aren't just meant to played with anymore; they're meant to teach.
In the spring of 2006, Hand founded http://www.TheLearningToyBox.com, a website that specializes in educational children's toys such as puzzles, well-made pretend play-sets and baby toys.
"There's definitely a difference between commercial toys and toys that have been developed to enhance the skills that children are learning," explained Hand. "It's wonderful to bridge the gap between education and entertainment."
Hand's site has been operational for nearly three years and TheLearningToyBox.com is still evolving and growing with the times. Along with this, she has plans to expand their current toy line.
"I'm looking to add infant toys," she said. "I'm also going to add Manhattan Toys and Plan Toys, which are eco-friendly companies."
These latest additions are a coup for The Learning Toy Box, which currently has a wide selection of children's toys such as the Melissa and Doug's line, one of America's most popular educational toys.
"Melissa and Doug married mainstream toys and developmental toys. They're creating a good quality product that is cheaper than the non-toxic educational toys on the market," said Hand. "They are, essentially, mainstream educational toys."
Hand also applies her background as a teacher to give parents insight on what kind of effect these toys will have on kids through her recently launched blog, http://www.ToyBoxChitChat.com.
"The blog is a way to open a discussion forum with other parents and really get things rolling around in terms of comparing thoughts and ideas about educational toys," she said.
With such a well-rounded website in tow, Laura Hand has created a community that is built on the notion of helping the development of children's minds through fun toys, but also to help parents see how the purchase of some toys will aid their kids in the long run.
About the Company:
TheLearningToyBox.com is a part of Way2Fun, LLC. which is owned and operated by Laura and Jim Hand.
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