Marietta Christensen Baby Toys January 15th, 2020 - 03:45:27
In a word: yes! Psychologists, medical researchers and scientists have conducted enough research to show that babies are born hardwired to learn. As your baby has to learn extremely quickly how to adapt to the world around him (in fact, the amount of knowledge that every baby has to learn in order to survive is staggering when you think about it!), this means that his brain is hardwired with neurological pathways that are ready to learn from experiences, sensations, sounds and the like. It stands to reason that the more complex the interactions with experiences and sensations are, the more likely it is that your child will have to develop more complex cognitive abilities to adapt. This research has given rise to a whole new industry of baby toys, such as Baby Einstein® or Baby Beethoven® - all of which are designed to give your child complex interactions and experiences that serve to invigorate cognitive ability.
There are also lots of new toys that can be given to newborns like the baby pillows. These are actually big books but are soft like a pillow. It has pages with colorful pictures and some even have sounds. This is perfect for newborns as they can still appreciate this even they have grown bigger until they can start reading. This is also safe as it is soft and will not hurt or injure them. There are also play gyms that are very helpful and safe for newborns. This is an activity toy which enhances the baby's physical strength. It comes in colorful designs which will be very attractive for babies.
Your baby is naturally born with a grasp reflex. You only have to put a finger into the palm of the tiniest baby to see this at work as they will surprisingly grip it firmly. Toys which usually can be grasped such as rattle or soft toys can help this grasp reflex develop as your baby discovers to hold the toy and move it around. Such grasping toys should have a variety of surfaces including hard, soft, ridged or rough to provide the baby with a range of touch sensations.
When a baby sleeps with a soft pillow baby toy, it helps support the baby's head which helps prevent the skull developing as lopsided or deformed. This is why it is essential to choose the right pillow toddler toy. As well, it is very beneficial to acquire a soft pillow baby toy that is hypoallergenic to help prevent the toddler from developing allergies. Soft pillow baby playthings are safe to put in the crib.
Since babies and infants can develop at different paces, it is a matter of finding the learning toys that your baby enjoys most and those that keep their interest the longest. With innovations in the hands-on designs of today's educational infant toys, there are many different ones to choose from that offer interactive fun, while developing their skills.
Child experts recommend vibrant, hands-on activities and baby toys will have much more of an impact on your baby's cognitive development than more passive items, like video games. While it may seem as though educational video games can help your child to master problem-solving, these toys are best suited for children ages five and up, who've passed the developmental stage where hands-on experiences and sensations are so important for intelligence. Given this evidence, it seems as though the more "old-fashioned" toys like dolls, baby gyms, musical items, shape sorters, storybooks, simple musical instruments and other toys are much more suited for children ages 6 months to 2 years of age.