In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your house eye safe particularly in choosing toys that are safe for your children's eyes. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to guarantee your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.
Generally, kids enter the world with an underdeveloped optical system that develops with them. As part of normal infant vision development, newborns can see objects only very close. A child's optical system is constantly stimulated as the individual grows. Toys can be one of the fastest methods for stimulating a child's sight. Keep in mind, you should remember that a lot of childhood mishaps occur in the house, many with toys.
What's the simplest way to prevent accidents? Here are some simple tips for selecting toys and games for the house that are safe for your child's eyes.
First off, ensure toys with long handles - such as a pony stick- have rounded edges, and carefully oversee youngsters under two with such toys. Although building blocks are usually safe for almost all ages, it's best to make sure the corners are blunted, in order to prevent eye or other bodily injury. It's a good idea to steer clear of toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. If you can't eliminate them altogether, then shooting toys should only be used when accompanied by a responsible adult. If your older child works with chemicals or tools, be sure he or she wears protective glasses.
Toys are not the only possible threat in the household. Corners with a sharp edge that are found on counters or tables are right at the level of the eye for small children and can frequently cause severe injury. Cleaning solutions that are accessible are a further culprit for injury for children and need to be placed out of reach or locked up at all times.
Although it's true that games and toys for children may not always be 100% harmless, there are many great toys that can help children's eyesight. There are a number of toys tailored to particular ages that offer great ways to stimulate visual development. When buying toys for children, go for those that refine coordination between the hands and eyes and will help kids to understand colors, shapes and space. It can also be a good idea to look on the Internet before making a purchase. Then you can do your best to make sure your purchase will protect your children and will enrich their optical development as well!
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