Katharine Monroe Baby Toys January 22nd, 2020 - 03:29:23
Consider whether a toy is mainly decorative or to be used for stimulating early learning. This may not always be obvious. While most baby toys, like rattles, will be outgrown, stuffed toys can have staying power. With their soft fur or hair, shiny eyes, and sometimes tails or whiskers, they offer plenty of tactile stimulation. For instance, a teddy bear's curly fur and velvet paws can offer tactile stimulation that helps baby's neurological development. Babies learn through their senses, so varying textures are very interesting. Stuffed toys often fulfill an educational component, but parents should be selective. Other important early skills include grasping, holding, and passing a toy from one hand to another. For younger babies, choose baby toys that are small enough to be held and manipulated. While older children may appreciate giant stuffed toys, they are likely to be ignored by babies.
Safety is the most important criterion as far as the selection of a suitable baby toy for a baby shower party is concerned. Everyone knows that the moment a child gets a baby toy, it tries to put it in its mouth. This is where the safety factor comes into play. You have to ensure that the toy is not painted with any toxic substance, as this can be very harmful to the child. Moreover, you should check the toy and ensure that there are no small-unconnected parts with the toy as the child is likely to put these parts in its mouth and swallow them. This can lead to serious consequences. The other safeguard is that the baby toy should not be fragile because if it breaks easily, there would be sharp edges that can injure the child and anyone else who might step on it accidentally. Moreover, you should also look out for fast moving parts and avoid buying such toys, as the child can get hurt.
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.
Besides, educational purposes, some baby toys can help your baby learning about real-life skills. It can be accomplished through providing toys that mirror real life. For example, Baby Einstein Video and DVDs such as Baby Da Vinci: From Head to Toe, Baby Einstein Neighborhood Animals, Baby McDonald A Day on the Farm, Baby Neptune Discovering Water, Discovering Shapes, Baby Shakespeare - World of Poetry, Baby Mozart - Music Festival. They are the ideal platforms for your baby to learn about the real world, about the animals in the world and the water world, get knowledge about our body from head to toe, get in touch with the beautiful poems from Shakespeare and wonderful music from Mozart. For these kinds of baby toys, don't worry about whether a toy is for a boy or a girl. Consider instead what the baby will be learning using the toys.
According to studies, till a child reaches the age of six months, he/she will be responding well to bold and contrasting colors together with colorful graphics. There are toys which are sure to catch the attention of a baby and encourage physical activities like kicking, and waving. Toys that make a pleasant and soft jingling sound are highly fascinating for babies.
As you go on to choose the most appropriate toy for your baby, consider a few things. First, reflect on your child's age. Perhaps you have both little infants and toddlers in your house and they all need new playthings. Manufacturers of these toys base their creative toys' construction upon the growth and development phases of kids. That means that your toddler and a few weeks baby will get very different toys.