Reagan's Toy Chest Agrees with Recent Study That Educational Toys for Toddlers Improve Mother-Child Interaction

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The online toy retailer applauds the recent study of psychologists claiming that mother-toddler interaction scores are higher when playing with non-tech toys for toddlers. Benefits include more productive play and learning.

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Like the toddler toy used in the study, the Organic Shape Sorter encourages interactive, educational learning.

"Our interaction with our child, not the interaction of a talking or light up toy, is what will enhance their lifelong developmental skills."

Reagan's Toy Chest is supporting the findings of Vancouver psychologists Wooldridge and Shapka for their October 2012 study claiming that mother-toddler interaction scores lower when playing with technology. The study finds that providing educational toys for toddlers and children are essential contributing factors in stimulating development.

The study focuses on how electronic toys affect the way mothers interact with their toddlers while playing with tech-free toys versus electronic toys. The conclusive evidence of the study points to higher productive play and interaction between mothers and their toddlers when playing with tradtional, non-tech toys. {Source: Michaela B. Wooldridge, and Jennifer Shapka (2012). Playing with technology: Mother–toddler interaction scores lower during play with electronic toys. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.}

"Providing a baby or toddler with traditional, tech free, educational learning toys is so important to encourage the process of development. This study shows to parents that a more positive experience to active play can be had when you are taking the time to teach your child about what they are playing with rather than having electronics do it for you," says Lanaya Cooper, owner of Reagan's Toy Chest. "The educational games and learning toys that I provide at Reagan's Toy Chest are handpicked for that very reason."

The highlights of the Vancouver based psychologists explain that mothers are less likely to be instructive and encouraging to their toddlers when playing with electronic toys. Because of the noise factor it doesn't encourage interaction and communication. Rather, mothers and toddlers that played together using traditional toys were more creative and communicative in their play.

Reagan's Toy Chest was created by Cooper because interactive play was about going back to the basics. "Stimulating imagination and cultivating creativity prepares our children to engage in the world, she says. "Our interaction with our child, not the interaction of a talking or light up toy, is what will enhance their lifelong developmental skills."

Reagan's Toy Chest provides age appropriate toddler toys that are proven to be effective in stimulating development and beneficial to parent-child interaction. The online catalog boasts tech free, educational toys for toddlers like the ones used in the study such as the shape sorter, board book and farm set. These toys stimulate those important areas of development in the brain and engage active learning. Educational games and learning toys has proven to be a solid investment into a child's development.

About LRB Enterprises, LLC:
LRB Enterprises, LLC, is a family owned business located in Carmichael, California. The business operates online retailer Reagan’s Toy Chest which is dedicated to providing the best toys for toddlers, educational games and unique children’s gifts.

Owner Lanaya Cooper is also the author of the daily blog Raising Reagan. The blog delves into the joys and challenges of raising a precocious toddler and includes reviews and giveaways of educational toddler toys. The blog was just named in the Top 50 Mommy Blogs in the US by Coupon Audit.

Please visit Reagan's Toy Chest on the web or contact customer support at 888-683-1910.

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