When selecting toys, first think about the child's 1ndMdual hkes and dislikes.Think about the toys she or
he already enjoys and the ab1ht1es this child demonstrates or may need to improve. Note the age
recommendations that accompany the hstmgs for most toys m this catalog, but keep 1n mind that each
child 1s unique Try to choose toys that will prOVtde the child with a challenge as well as a sense of
accomplishment or gratification.
Above all. consider safety! Think of the home environment and
possibly younger, children
may be present. A plaything intended for an older child may be unsuitable and potentially dangerous m
the hands of a younger s1bhng. And remember. there 1s no substitute for responsible adult supervision.
Infants and toddlers;
n wborn to 3 veers .
Brightly colored. lightweight toys
such as crib mobiles or blocks.
stuffed animals and staelong toys
help infants respond to st1muh.
develop motor skills and explore
to crawl and walk. small wagons or
push/pull toys are helpful.
lots of active play.
Larger wagons or nde-on toys help
them develop balance. while
building blocks, make-behave
help toddlers form other skills.
Pre-schoolers; ages 3 to 6 veers
During this period, "make-believe"
dominates play as children become
1ncreas1ngly independent. Toys that
help them 1n their pretend world,
such as dolls. doll furniture, a
play telephone or cash register.
are fascinating to these youngsters.
cars. two-wheel beginners' bikes with
training wheels are appropnate for
this age group. For indoor play,
sets, puppets. costumes. toy
villages and forts, records or
toy instruments. Transportation
toys, such as toy cars and trucks.
are appropriate favorites, too.
Young school-age ch ildren ;
ages 6 to 9 ve11rs
Group play 1s highly evident at this
age. although children continue to
become more independent. They
enjoy practicing in-school actMt1es
with toys like electronic learning
games. playing alone
Board games and word games teach
reading skills and social skills. hke
foll0wtng certain rules.
Fashion dolls and action figures
inspire imaginative play, while
hobby and craft sets encourage
probing minds. For physical
activ1t1es, larger bicycles and other
sports equipment are good choices.
Old r school-ege children;
ages 9 to 12 years
Youngsters at this age develop
specific skills and the ab1hty to
analyze s1tuat1ons. Advanced
science. art. hobby lots help them
explore their personal interests,
while electronic games and
develop skills plus
abthty to plan
Children begin to feel " grown-up"
at this time and physical actMty
centers around team sports. They
enjoy records and phonographs and
play beginners' musical
instruments. DramatJc play, such as
planning complete costume
THE ABC'S OF TOYS
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Deferred Payment Plan applies
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an eXJstmg SearsCharge account balance.
the addition of this purchase may or may not change
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installation charges. 1f any, maycause quotedminimum
monthly payments to be higher.
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mmutes-Wlth1ust one phone call
Avoid the bother of sendmg packages yourself. INhen
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care of1t for you. Plus yourgift willbe shipped from our
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more for deltvery than the recipient would
they ordered the same item for themselves.
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