When you enter a toy store, you’re bombarded with thousands of the latest and greatest toys for your child. One claims to help your child learn faster, another offers all the flashy bells and whistles, and still others claim to be the latest in automated fun.
But what toys really help your child develop and grow? When choosing a toy, the MCG Children’s Medical Center advises parents and caregivers to look for:
For more information on appropriate toys, talk to your pediatrician.
But remember, a toy doesn’t have to be expensive to be a good choice for your child. And the best toys? They’re the ones that encourage interaction between caregivers and child. Whether it’s working on a puzzle, playing with action figures or putting together an art project, there’s no substitute for quality time spent together.
MCG Health System is composed of three separate organizations -- MCG Health, Inc. and the clinical services offered by the faculty employees of the Medical College of Georgia and the members of the MCG Physicians Practice Group Foundation. The physicians of MCG Health System are community physicians, faculty employees of the Medical College of Georgia, or employees of the MCG Physicians Practice Group Foundation, not employees of MCG Health, Inc. MCG Health, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation operating the MCG Medical Center, MCG Children’s Medical Center, the MCG Sports Medicine Center, MCG Ambulatory Care Center, the Georgia Radiation Therapy Center and related clinical facilities and services. MCG Health, Inc. was formed to support the research and education mission of the Medical College of Georgia and to build the economic growth of the CSRA, the state of Georgia and the Southeast by providing an environment for faculty employees of the Medical College of Georgia and the MCG Physicians Practice Group Foundation and community physicians to deliver the highest level of primary and specialty health care. For more information, please visit www.MCGHealth.org.