Playtime will never be complete without toys. The good part is that they are not just for having fun but also for educating. Picking out toys for your child is, therefore, a necessary process that needs to be done carefully. Every toy in the store has a purpose and will help your child develop a different aspect. Here are some of the best educational toys for your baby:
SORTING AND COUNTING TOYS
These include packets with colourful and easy-to-grasp items such as beads, balls, and sticks. They help them develop their spatial awareness, identify colours, associate them and number them. They usually come in different shapes, which also helps the baby understand various shapes and appearances. Check to make sure they are light material that can easily be lifted but big enough not to be choking hazards. They should also be safe for the baby to chew on.
CAR SEAT ACTIVITY TOYS
Unless you have a miracle baby, they will never just calmly sit on a car seat all the way and just be nice. You need to keep them busy and what better way to do so than with educational car seat toys! Some of the best include animal shapes, mirrors and playful patterns hanging from the baby’s seat handle. These can easily be swayed by the car’s movement and are sure to keep the baby busy. They are great at teaching them colour, numbers, shapes, and patterns.
Plush toys come in different shapes, sizes and designs. They are babies’ favourites, mostly because they are soft and fuzzy. They can be as a simple as a plain teddy bear, or much more complicated. You can choose one based on what you want your baby to learn.
Some plush toys are made specifically to help babies learn colour. Such include those with multi-coloured bodies. Others are prepared to help babies with their speech and listening skills, such as those with voice recordings. Some are made to capture their interest and help them explore their curiosities, such as those with many pockets containing hidden items. The list is endless, and you could get plush toys in any design.
These are soft and comfortable seats made with a table full of toys. They are usually a lot like high chairs and are made to support the baby safely and comfortably. Here they can construct things, sort items in various shapes and colours, learn different words and do a lot more. It all really depends on what’s on the table. Activity chairs are also quite convenient for parents. With their safety mechanisms, you can run short errands without worrying about the baby.
In conclusion, there is a wide variety out there for you to choose from. You only need to make sure that they are safe for the baby, especially those that can easily be put in the mouth. Get as many as you can; fill your baby’s tallboy chest of drawers if you can!