Tasha Holloway Baby Toys January 03rd, 2020 - 06:18:36
It's a dilemma that you'll face quite a few times throughout your parenting life - do you go for something that you know the kids will love and go crazy over (usually either junk food or based on a TV character), or do you buy something that's healthy - for either their body or mind? Fortunately, it's a topic that you won't have to tackle for some months after you become a parent, as there is little difference in toys for babies. Today we explore how you can create a healthy mix of 'fun' baby toys and educational baby toys from ages 0-3.
Once your child is beginning to pull themselves up and stand, they'll enjoy jumping around in a jumper! They'll delight in the freedom it offers them, with themes, light and sound adding to the fun. There are many types of baby jumpers on the market, including the more modern forms that stand alone with built in toys for baby to touch and grab, as well as the older jumpers that attach and hang in a doorway. These are simple, but still allow baby to jump around and entertain himself.
For a baby who is three months old and up, you can choose a big doll to allow grasping. Babies this big likes gripping tight and will not let go of cute wooden baby toys. That is to say, that you have to focus more on beautiful colors to help kids in their sensory and motor development. Some of their functional dolls combine wood, fabric and water based paints as construction materials.
Wooden puzzles are another way that baby toys can be educational. Think about large bulky wooden puzzle pieces. They will be a lot harder to lose and a great deal less frustrating for your child than smaller, more fragile cardboard puzzles. This is an excellent way to begin working with child when it comes to logical thinking and problem solving skills. Every child loves the end result of the finished puzzle and you can be sure that yours will enjoy having you help them put it together.
Something that makes a sound: Just make sure it is not sharp noises. Babies love toys that make sounds, and music can also be very educational, especially when introduced at a young age. Consider toys such as the Baby's 1st Birthday Music Set - by Edushape. Also touch n sing blocks are great, or the Mozart block. Finding toys that make music, or produce sounds that are pleasant for baby will result in more play and development.
Aside from pure enjoyment, baby toys should be educational, too. Puzzles are very ideal educational toys because they promote mental coordination and problem solving skills of the baby. The baby also learns more about different images, like their shapes and colors. Puzzles have different difficulty levels depending on the baby age groups; but the kind of puzzle that's right for the baby is also dependent on the baby's own skills. There are babies who can solve puzzles with higher difficulty levels than their own. Other educational toys introduce the concepts of letters and numbers. Sometimes, these toys also include musical and lighting features to make them more stimulating for and interesting to the baby. In addition to piquing the baby's interest, the baby also gets familiarized with simple musical notes.