Jo Hobbs Baby Toys December 31st, 2019 - 06:03:29
Babies cannot communicate verbally so instead they start by touching and feeling things. Learning toys are a great way to develop these skills, such as books with different textures on each page, shiny, rough, matt, soft, fluffy etc are readily available. This touching can then help bonding with parents as baby will now know how to reach out and touch faces, smiles, hair - life changing moments.
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.
Even at a very young age, some toys are made specific for boys and girls. Generally, baby boys play with construction toys and baby girls with doll houses. But babies do not really understand the differences between the two and would be more than happy to play with either one or both. More often than not, babies play pretend games when they use their doll houses or construction toys. When baby boys play with their sister's or friend's doll houses, for example, they usually play a special role in the pretend game. Simple building blocks are one of the most popular construction toys that can also be used for babies' pretend games. Babies can enjoy endless hours building pyramids with their blocks, knocking them over, and then building them again.
Some of the most popular infant toys are the wooden beads maze toys and the soft books that are capable of making sound. Another popular learning toy for babies and infants are the mobiles that feature stuffed animals and play happy music, with the push of a button. While the baby's eye-hand coordination can be enhanced, their sense of sound is stimulated. As the child gets closer to walking stage, there are push-along toys that are perfect to develop mobile skills and an infant ride-on toy is helpful for those that are more coordinated, physically.
As your child moves into toddlerhood, you'll start to have to focus on creating a mix of 'fun' time and educational time. Some children naturally pay little attention to advertising and television, and would far prefer to be playing with age-appropriate puzzles or challenge-based toys, getting muddy in the garden, or being read to. And of course, it's wise to let your children lead if they naturally lean towards activities that will stimulate their learning. In other situations though, you'll need to provide alternating 'fun' and educational experiences in terms of toys, television and activities.
As the baby grows, you can incorporate block puzzles and let the baby play with them. You can even show them how to go about arranging them and then let them do it on their own. The types of toys should change with age. The toys are meant to stimulate the five human senses of touch, sight, sound, smell and taste and in turn this will create attention, curiosity, memory and also help the development of the nervous system.