Our online store is full of hand-selected toys from around the world, chosen upon the recommendation of teachers, pediatricians and psychologists. We also offer a fantastic assortment of fiction, textbooks, and educational literature in both Russian and English, plus your favorite cartoons, songs and fairytales. Check back often to find everything you need to raise a happy, successful and confident child!
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St. Petersburg Book Store
230 Brighton Beach Ave
Brooklyn NY, 11235
About International Toys
Kids all over the world will love our stuffed animals, plush toys, teaching aids, novelty toys, art sets and interactive games that will keep them engaged for hours on end. All our kids’ merchandises are made of the finest materials to ensure your complete satisfaction.
The whole purpose of our educational merchandise for kids is to help educate children in the best way possible. Our supply would be perfect for any preschool, church or day-care center to help serve their needs for educational material to develop kids intellectually.
International Toys believe in fostering a sense of creativity in children to stimulate mental growth which is why we have such a large range of kids merchandise available. We know that nothing stimulates a child’s intellectual ability more than reading.
We therefore suggest you head over to our newest items section where you will find a large range of educational books that is perfect for inquisitive little minds.
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Learn While Playing Remember how as kids we all loved interactive toys: talking dogs, toy vehicles that honked or made other noises (ambulances, military trucks), walking or swimming ducks, little rabbits with drums and musical books? Why do these toys evoke so much delight and admiration from kids? Why are interactive toys so interesting? To answer these questions, you have to understand just what interactive and “interactive toys” means. To put it simply, interactive toys allow for different types of interactions and communication in all its manifestations. When a child interacts with a traditional toy, in the process of the game a monologue will unfold from the point of view of the child. The toy is just the object of the game. It can’t move, speak, respond, sing or ask questions. These ordinary toys are not a substitute for real dialogues; they only serve to distract a child from their parents for a while. But with interactive toys, both participants (in this case a musical book and a child) become the subjects of communication.
What does “subjects of communication” mean? It means that your child thinks of a book as a companion, conversing with it, and it answers back. How great is that?
In general, kids under the age of five can’t distinguish between the concepts of “animate” and “inanimate” objects. In fact, you should never explain to a three-year-old what death is. A child will turn a dead beetle over and over until you take it away from them. To a child’s understanding, all things are alive, and if a beetle can’t run and isn’t moving its little legs, it just needs to “wake up.”
This view forces a child to perceive all objects as members of the “living” world. Any toy is a real creature, and they are particularly prone to getting into discussions with interactive books. Just think about why: these books have bright pictures, interesting fairytales and a little piano! These books include “Merry Notes,” “Winter Songs,” “A Smile Makes Everything Brighter,” and even the famous, “Cheerfully Walking Together.”
Looking at interactive books and playing with them, a child unconsciously to both themselves and their parents, develops hearing and a sense of rhythm. In the process of the game, the child will learn to carry a tune correctly, and maybe he’ll love playing the piano so much that he’ll attend music school when he’s a little older.
Marvelous musical books with fun melodies, running lights and colorful notes are the perfect way for your child to pass the time. Everyone is familiar with childhood songs like, “Dear Beetle,” “Two Plus Two Is Four,” “Two Merry Geese,” “Chunga Changa,” and others that form a child’s taste in good music.
Many parents have probably already encountered problems getting their children to read books regularly, especially when there’s a television in virtually every room. Compared with this miracle of technology, a book can seem really boring. But only if it’s not interactive!
These book-toys will train concentration and help develop a taste for literature, so that a child won’t want to go a single day without interacting with a book. An interactive book makes a kind of helper – one might even say a friend – with whom it’s always interesting to learn and play.