Electronic Learning Toys – Why They Are Good For Children and Some Examples

If you are keen to help your child develop emotionally, socially and mentally so that they become a person who will want to keep learning well into their adulthood; then read on and learn about some of the Electronic Learning Toys available and their benefits.

Toys are, and should continue to be, a major part of any child’s experience. Toys provide experiences which help the cognitive and emotional development of children. For most children learning to play comes naturally, whether it be with toys, or interacting with other children and, to a certain extent, adults. However what is fundamental, I believe, is that children should be provided with plenty of learning toys during their early years, because this will help develop their learning abilities and contribute to later learning.

Notice that I have said ‘learning toys’, not just ‘toys’. I am suggesting that there are toys which we ought to classify as learning toys mainly because some thought has been put into their creation. To a certain extent all toys have an educational value, but some are better than others and thus can be classed as learning toys.

Now it is important that we are not just giving a learning toy to a child without any interaction from ourselves. We should be directing the child to a certain extent so that they are gaining as much out of the experience as possible. I am not suggesting that we direct too much, but lack of any interaction at all is not helpful. I don’t think adults should be happy if their child is engrossed and not therefore bothering the adult’s busy life. We must get involved as much as possible, but not to completely control of course.

In recent years certain toys have been developed which are helpful to parents in providing children with toys and games which are fun, but designed in such a way that they are naturally educational. They still need the initial parental input, but provide an ongoing structure which leads children to learn whilst having fun. These are the Electronic Learning Toys.

There are a fantastic variety of Electronic Learning Toys available nowadays. There are toys for all ages from babies to young adults. I will mainly concentrate on those for younger children, up to about 8 years old, but will touch on toys which are suitable for older children.

For very young learners two types of electronic toys are extremely popular. These are the games-type consoles which either link to a TV, or link to a computer (and thus sometimes to the internet).

The two manufactures who are doing most to develop these type of games are LeapFrog and VTech. Both of them have produced games which are well structured to help children improve various skills, such as languages, reading, mathematics, musical and science. A lot of thought has been put into making the games both fun and educational.

The VTech learning system, which has a minimum suggested age of 3 years, uses cool graphics and popular characters to create situations which encourage the children to participate and, by solving problems for the characters, learn about English, maths, art, science, geography and history. The ‘action’ can be watched on the TV screen and the controls are an easy-to-use joystick and chunky buttons. When you first buy the console it comes with one, or two, game cartridges; but there are many others available to purchase.

The LeapFrog games are designed to link to a computer and thus, in some cases, allow the use of extra material by going online. The other advantage of the LeapFrog games system is the possibility of parents using the computer to oversee their child’s progress. LeapFrog systems are also designed so that they adapt automatically to go at the child’s pace. Children can use the learning system ‘on the go’ and then link up to the computer later to collect rewards, or to upload any art work that they have created in certain games.

For older children there are some excellent science toys available. One example is the Electronic Construction Kits, where components which are easy to snap together allow children to put circuits together and thus learn about difficult electronic concepts. There is a company in the UK which specialise in educational scientific toys, including electronic ones. The company is called Curious Minds and is well worth a visit if your are based in the UK.

I hope that all parents out there are making sure that their children are getting some experience playing with some good learning toys. I hope that this article has pointed you in the right direction if you have not yet considered getting hold of these types of toy.

The Amazing Range Of Sex Toys

The variety of sex toys is surprising. Sex toys vary from purely male or purely female sex toys to toys that can be used by both sexes. There are also some sex toys that can also be classified as sex aids or marital aids.

The Purpose Of Sex Toys

Some sex toys aid the man’s erection, stimulate the female genitals to become more sensitive or provide a different feel to ‘normal’ sex. Other sex toys provide an ‘environment’ for variations in sex, for example so called orgy bed sheets. Sometimes they are used to help a person who has difficulty with unaided sex to achieve sexual satisfaction. However most sex toys provide a new way to directly stimulate the male or female genitals to achieve sexual satisfaction.

Using sex toys can provide new experiences and variation in the sexual experience. It can also provide a fantasy element for enhancing or revitalising a relationship.

The usual expectation is that a sex toy provides direct stimulation of the genitals in foreplay and/or during sexual intercourse or as a means to obtain orgasm through only the stimulation provided by the sex toy.

Types of Sex Toys

Vibrating Sex Toys

Probably the most well known sex toys are ‘vibrators’ which, as the name suggests, provide stimulation of the genitals using vibration. They are mainly used to stimulate the clitoris, but may also be used to stimulate any other part of the female body or that of a man’s.

The simplest of these are pencil or wand shaped (though normally thicker than a pencil). They often have an internal battery (or two) which powers a small electric motor. Sometimes the battery pack and controller are external and connected to the vibrator by a wire. This motor is fitted with a small, out of balance, weight attached to the shaft. As this weight rotates it throws the motor and vibrator into a small circular movement which causes the vibration you feel.

With a vibrator that has a controller, as the power is increased the speed of the motor increases and with it both the rate and strength of vibration. Both the strength and rate of vibration effects how stimulating you find the sex toy. The best effect may not be as strong and as fast as possible. The optimum settings may well change as your degree of excitement builds. To get the best results it is worth buying a vibrator which is controllable.

Different vibrators will have different characteristics and you may well find you prefer one combination much more than another and your preference may even vary depending on which part of your body you are stimulating.

More recently electronic vibrator controllers have appeared which provide not only the static control of power/speed but also allow you to select patterns of power pulses and surges. These can be very effective.

There are also other vibrating sex toys such as butterfly stimulators and vibrating penis rings.

Other Powered Sex Toys

There are some sex toys that use other ways to provide mechanical stimulation. These usually depend on a motor that makes the sex toy continually change its shape which provides a sort of rotational movement or makes it move back and forth. The back and forth movements are sometimes powered by an air pump rather than a motor. The movements have been used to create, for example, mechanical licking tongues, vibrators that ‘penetrate’ the vagina and mouth simulators to give a man a ‘blow job’.

On a bigger scale and much more expensive, there are ‘sex machines’ that incorporate thrusting and vibrating dildos.

Combination Sex Toys

So far we have covered vibrating, moving and thrusting sex toys. As you may have guessed these are all offered in a bewildering array of combinations.

A common combination in many ‘Rabbit Style’ vibrators is clitoral stimulation using vibrations and vaginal stimulation using movement and sometimes a thrusting motion as well.

Many sex toys add varying textures to their surfaces; a dildo or vibrator may have ridges or soft spikes or a rippled shape.

Sensation Change Sex Toys

Some sex toys rather than provide vibrating or moving stimulation, change the feel of sex.

For instance there are a variety of sleeves to put over the penis to provide different sensations for both partners while engaged in penetrative sex.

There are rings that squeeze the base of the penis and/or tighten the scrotum that assist the man’s erection and also changes his sensations. There are penis extenders and thickeners which may give a man’s partner greater sensations during penetration.

There are a wide variety of lubricants that can significantly change the feel of sex.

There are PVC and Polyurethane bed sheets that are water and oil proof that can be used for slippery or messy sex.

Why Use A Sex Toy?

A good question is: why do people use a sex toy? Surely fingers, tongues, penises, clitorises and vaginas etc all provide great sexual stimulation and enjoyment.

Well, apart from therapeutic uses (eg erection assistance), sex toys can drive the imagination (being taken by a machine), provide variety (new ways to do old things), vary the stimulating effects in otherwise normal sex (penis sleeves) and some can provide experiences not possible with ‘normal body parts’ (particularly vibrating sex toys and electro-stimulation).

Where To Start

If you have not tried a sex toy before and don’t yet have an idea of what you might like, try one of the simpler vibrators first. Most probably you will enjoy the experience and then start to wonder what other delights can be found with more sophisticated vibrators and other sex toys …

If you then find you do enjoy sex toys try out a few others and find what suits you. Above all, have fun trying them out!

Adult Party Plans Can Spice Up Your Life

So you think you are a bit of a Casanova, a woman of the world, an expert in the art of love. You may have a few tricks up your sleeve; you might use them on a hot one night stand. You may think you have all the right moves to use on your partner because you know each other so well after so many years. Or you may figure there is no point in trying something new if the old stuff has worked for so well so far. Well think again, in today’s society, upgrades are happening all the time.

The time and the place.

Never has a truer word been said. Everyone is getting the new next best phones, the next best applications for their computers and the next best television set. So maybe it’s time you think about upgrading your skills in the bedroom so whoever you are doing the ‘do’ with doesn’t want an upgrade from you. If you don’t know where to start to get some fresh ideas and new tricks from, it’s been too long since you learnt a new move. There is a whole world of adult fun and party ideas for adults waiting out there to be embraced and enjoyed. Holding an adult toy and lingerie party can be a great start to adding a few goodies to your adult toy basket. It is also a fantastic way to get together with a group of friends and share a few pointers and ideas you may never have thought of. Sex is something enjoyed by a large percentage of the adult population and an adult party is bound to be enjoyed by many.

What have they got?

At an adult party you can relax in comfortable surroundings and browse many fantastic items that can really get your heart pumping. Be prepared to branch out and have an open mind about things you have never tried before. If you have never used massage oils and flavoured lubricants before. If you have never dressed up and got into a role you never dared try or if you have never opened a book with games to play or different sexual positions to try. This is the place to start exploring. Adult party plans simply have it all and a little bit more.

Many adults have found there is lots of fun to be found at adult party plans parties. To find your new tricks and games to play, book yourself a party today.