Age-Appropriate Toys??

Choosing Safe and Age Appropriate Toys

Since the holidays are quickly approaching, I thought I would share this helpful article I read from the child care and parenting article library...Enjoy

Toys are a fundamental part of every toddler's life. But if they aren't carefully chosen, they can become a threat. As you wander through a toy store, consider not only whether the toys you select will be fun and educational, but also whether they will be safe. You can refer to our developmental milestones chart to see what toys your child might benefit from the most in a particular age group.
Here's some important information to keep in mind when looking for toys for your child:

Age-appropriateness For the safety of your child follow the label recommendations on toys that you buy. Toys that aren't labeled for age appropriateness should be avoided or carefully checked before purchasing. Toys that belong to older siblings that do not meet the safety recommendations should be kept away from the younger child.

Developmental Appropriateness Consider not only your child's age, but his/her behaviour and developmental stage when you buy. No matter what age and no matter how bright, children who still explore objects by mouthing them should not have toys with small parts due to the risk of chocking. Some children stop putting items in their mouths that don't belong there at 12 months, while others don't stop until 3 years or older.

Safe Size Avoid any toys that can fit completely into your child's mouth or that have any small parts that can be mouthed. Also be sure that a larger toy can't be squeezed or molded into a smaller, potentially dangerous size.

Sturdy construction A flimsily fashioned toy not only won't last long, but could also shatter or fall apart producing dangerously small or sharp parts that could injure your child.

Safe finish Paint, if any should be non-toxic and durable. The finish should be unlikely to peel or splinter.

Safe ingredients Art supplies, which end up in the mouth and on the skin as often as they do on paper should be non-toxic.

Wash ability Stuffed animals and other soft toys that can't be tossed in the washing machine may become a breeding ground for germs, so look for "machine-washable" on the care tags.

Listed below are some examples of age-appropriate toys to help you in your search: Always check manufacturer's instructions before use!!!

Infants activity quilts, stuffed animals, without button noses and eyes, bath toys, soft dolls, baby swings, cloth books, squeaky toys

1 --- 3 years old books, blocks, balls, push-and-pull toys, pounding toys, shape toys.
3 --- 5 years old crayons, finger paints, clay, chalk and blackboard, tricycles, wagons, housekeeping toys, outdoor swing set or playhouse, easy puzzles with large pieces, and books.
5 --- 9 years old craft materials, jump ropes, puppets, books, trains and other electric and battery-operated toys for kids ages 8 and over.
9 --- 14 years old computers, microscopes, table and board games, sports equipment, with protective gear included.

Exciting News!!

King Academy Child Care Centre is super excited!!  We have almost completed our first two weeks in operation.  We had a few tears, lots of smiles and oodles of laughter! We are thrilled to be able to provide a fully licenced child care facility for the families in the community and surrounding communities around Brampton!!

Through the week there has been lots of Singing Songs, Music & Movement, Books Read, Arts and Crafts made, and most importantly Friendships made :-)

Thank you to April from Princess Pea Children’s Catering for providing us with her really delicious food…the children are loving it Yummy!

We are receiving an amazing response from the Brampton community and surrounding areas, we have met so many wonderful families.

We would like to sincerely thank the families whom have enrolled with us for the overwhelming support and in sharing the news of our Brand New Child Care Centre.

Spaces Available

Our enrollment placements are filling quickly to guarantee your child’s placement and a start date registration is essential.  Spaces are available in our Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School age programs.

Tours are available upon request, or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: or 905-913-0754

Ida & Sabrina

Sibling Special

When more than 1 child from the same family is enrolled and attending King Academy Child Care Centre each child thereafter will receive a 5% discount on fees during the duration of his/her enrollment.

Looking forward to continue meeting the families of this beautiful community!!


Great News Brampton! Signage for King Academy Child Care Centre is up and illuminating the Castle Oaks Crossing Plaza.  We are extremely excited and thrilled to have a visible presence in the Brampton community and surrounding neighborhoods .…

We are currently on schedule with the construction of our child care centre.  A major construction of a brand new space takes a lot of planning, designing and patience.  

Our brand new facility has been transformed into a bright, friendly and warm place; and the hallways and classrooms are anticipating the smiles and laughter of infants, toddlers, preschool and our before and after school age children.

Our playground expansion has begun, and will be completed shortly…

We will send out information regarding registration and tour dates by the end of July!! :-)

King Academy will be at The Family Expo

King Academy will be at The Family Expo show on June 28 and June 29.

The show will be located at the Brampton Soccer Centre!! 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E, Brampton Ontario.

We hope to meet and mingle with the community of Brampton, and introduce the Faces of King Academy Child Care Centre!! Come check us out!!

Looking forward & hoping to see you all there!! :-)

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