But there are several caveats. The first is that almost anything can be a toy. You don't have to purchase a fancy toy to reap the benefits for learning and social interaction. Consider some of the low-cost alternatives for a change: Use blankets and chairs to make forts and tents. Our children loved this kind of play, perhaps because it made them feel safe and gave them a private space that they were in charge of (for a change!). Plastic forks make great items to use to build with, and ordinary, inexpensive white paper plates and a little string are great for making things like masks. How about using your plastic containers and different amounts of raw rice, beans, and split peas to make instruments? You can experiment with whether they sound different depending on what they're filled with and how much they are filled.
The Internet and its growth have had a lot of effect on lifestyle. One of the areas that have been affected is how we spend our free time. Playing games historically is what most people do to pass time. As a result of the amount of time that we spend on the Internet, games were developed that can be played online. Playing games online is a trend that has become popular. The best thing about playing online games is that they have no age barrier. These games can be played by both the young and old.