Why should use age apprioate equipment?
Why wouldnt you? unless you didnt care of the child wouldnt be able to use it the right course or safely.
in order to see children to develop at their own ability level.
Equipment and resources should be provided inwardly children's own age range and developmental level, allowing this to be more undisruptive and suitable.
To ensure children get the maximum use out of equipment.
To protect the manufacturers within the event of accidents!
Babies/ toddlers invariably stick things in their mouths, so things beside small parts can be a potential choking hazard.
It is good to also extend children, in consequence use of toys/ equipment beyond their chronological age might be necessary, but probably would not be used in a childcare substance due to possible risks/ supervision constraints.