Think toy safety when picking presents

Think safety when picking toys for kids

Think safety when picking toys for kids

It is important to think about toy safety when picking up presents for kids.

People should read labels closely, follow the recommended age of toys and look for any warnings on the box.

“Certain toys are geared for certain age groups. You want to buy things that are developmentally appropriate for the child’s motor and language skills, so you can encourage and nurture those things,” said Dr. Gina Robinson, a pediatrician. “You also want to be aware if toys aren’t safe for younger kids, because pieces break off.”

When it comes to video games and movies, parents are urged to look at ratings to make sure the game is appropriate. It is also important to keep video games and toys for older children out of reach from younger kids in the same household.