Understanding how the world works develops as a resultof problem solving with toys. What fits here? How big isthat? Is this color the same as that color? How can Ibalance these? A child moves on to higher levels of thoughtas he or she plays in a stimulating environment.
Another problem with squeak toys is that the dog may form an association between the noise and chewing fun ... and eventually transfer his chewing and pawing enthusiasm to other small pets in the home, such as birds, rodents, ferrets, even cats.