Why Educational Toys Is Good For Your Child

Playing will not only keep your little one entertained but it will also really help with their development. Effective learning toys can stimulate a baby’s five sensory areas and will help increase infant brain development.

Choosing Age-Appropriate Toys

The best guide for buying toys for children is to see what they enjoy playing with and be sure to keep an eye on the manufacturers recommended age.

0 – 6 Months

Simple toys to help your baby practice his grasp and learn that his hands are useful tools, high contrast colours (black, white, red) to help him focus and keep his attention:

  • Small rattles with handles.
  • Rubber rings.
  • Soft balls or dolls.
  • Bath toys.
  • I-Qube.

6 – 12 Months

Toys that encourage her to push, pull, press and move working parts, noise-making toys, hard and soft toys of different textures:

  • Activity gyms.
  • Music boxes.
  • Stacking Cups.
  • Activity toys.
  • Balls.
  • Toy cars.

12-18 Months

Toys that can be pushed, pulled, ridden, stacked, filled and dumped.

  • Shopping carts.
  • Riding toys.
  • Bucket & spade.
  • Basket of objects to be carried and dumped.
  • Drums.
  • Butchers paper & large crayons.

18 – 24 Months

Inside and outside toys with plenty of room to crawl, walk, run, and jump:

  • Large blocks and blankets to build forts.
  • Picture books.
  • Dolls.
  • Board Books.
  • Butchers paper & large crayons.

24 – 36 Months

Outside toys allowing plenty of room to safely run, jump, and climb:

  • Jungle Gyms
  • Dress-up clothes.
  • Boxes.
  • Books.
  • Paddle pools.
  • Butchers paper & large crayons.