San Lin Tun 31 Jul 2019 toy-5.jpg toy-3.jpg Ko Ko Htay/The Myanmar Times Toys help children learn coordination skills. Prams, skates and vehicles can be used to jet around the house with. Some are designed for mastering shapes, colours and language. What better way to learn a new skill than through play? toy-2.jpg It was an opportunity for parents and kids to discover many different world famous brands, at a discount, in the one place. Kids will be especially excited to find toys from Fisher Price, Leap Frog, Lego and Disney all under the same roof. The fair will offer a discount of to 50 percent. It is important that children develop proper physical, mental and intellectual skills, so parents seek out toys and environments that provide opportunities that is both fun and engaging. Imagine the exaltation of seeing your child’s face light up as they hold a toy in his/her hands. Children love fun. Toys are a good companion, especially those which are safe and designed to keep your child entertained for hours on end. The toy fair will be hosted at Myanmar Plaza, and ends on July 31. For more information check the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/monumentbooksntoys San Lin Tun is a freelance writer of essays, poetry, short stories and novels in Myanmar and English. Kids will pass through different stages – from infant, toddler, pre-schooler and teenager. All will be catered for at the toy fair. From the cute cuddly toys, cars with smiley faces and keyboards to learn music, the toddlers will be happy to play and wonder at the array of shapes and colours. Board games, action figures and dolls will captivate the older teenager. Brands like Fisher Price appeal to the imagination, and have entertained toddlers for generations – from the play kitchen sets and trucks, to the stimulating puzzles and bright colours of today’s toys. Their aim is to provide families with entertainment, and children the best start in life. toy-4.jpg toy-6.jpg International toy fair captivates local kids “We entered the market in 2009 as a retailer, but now we’re more focused on distribution. We have been distributors to some of Myanmar’s largest retailers, including City Mart, Super One and Sein Gay Har, and in cities across the country” a spokesperson from MBT said. H. Jackson Brown, an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book said: “Give children toys that are powered by their imagination, not by batteries.” Kids and parents can also discover the joys of Lego, those wonderful small, interlocking bricks. Great buildings, space ships and fantasy landscapes have all been crafted from many thousands of pieces of Lego. NERF toys, which are foam-based weapons, will also be at the fair for those who are more energetic. Monument Books and Toys (MBT) three-day toy fair enthralled plenty of children from July 29 to 31.