Monday, November 23, 2015

A Guide To Choosing The Right Toy For Your Child’s Age

Choosing the right toy for your child's age is not just a matter of choosing a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a security issue. If you've browsed the aisles every toy store lately you probably know that choosing the right toy can be a difficult undertaking. Not only are you a toy that you can be sure will not be harmful to your child, but you also want to choose a toy that will help your child develop their full potential.

Research shows that children who are given age-appropriate toys that will stimulate help children develop the ability to complete more physical, cognitive and creative. By learning toy that is appropriate for your child's age you can help them to stimulate the connections in their brain that is responsible for building the future of your child's intelligence.

Keep in mind that it is never too early to start this all important process. Even the youngest babies can begin to respond to bright colors, helping their vision to develop faster.

Children under the age of six months:

• Mobiles in bright colors will stimulate vision
• Activity centers to encourage the development of motor control reach
• The mirror is designed with infant safety in mind to encourage your child to explore the face
• Rattlers and tethers that will introduce a new baby texture.
• Board books, even at this young age to read to your baby will help them with the early development of language

6 to 12 months

During this period, it is important to begin to focus on interactive play with your child. These include introducing the concept of cause and effect is also working on hand-eye coordination. Simple games like "peek-a-boo" and "pat-a-cake" a fun way to help your baby explore the wonders of their new world. In addition, look for kinds of toys to further stimulate your child's development and learning:

• Toys that make music and sound
• Baby gyms and activity programs to stimulate crawl
• Bouncer to stimulate physical activity
• Playing the phone to encourage communication through imitating
• Soft dolls and stuffed animals for children who like to cuddle
• Blocks of wood and soft to accumulate, filling and dumping games

12-18 months

Around the time your child turns one he may begin to walk or experiment with taking their first steps. Toys at this age should focus on supporting your child's curiosity in exploration while further developing fine motor coordination.

• Set swing and safety recumbent encourage physical activity and development
• Building blocks for hand-eye coordination
• Nesting cups and shape sorters to improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills
• A picture story books of language and vocabulary development
• Toddlers corresponding video and music

18-24 months

By the time they are 1 ½ year-old most children begin to use their imagination in play. It usually takes the form of make-believe; however, in reality this type of play is to help them to develop problem-solving strategies. Look for toys that support the development of this important time to expand their exposure to shapes, colors, ability to follow instructions and language. An important key to remember at this age is that children really learn to play the hand.

• Costumes and dress to stimulate the imagination
• Push and pull toys that support both tykes who started to walk and advanced hikers
• The puzzles are easy to manipulate with a small number of pieces
• Playhouses and other lower-scale objects that your child sees every day will give them a chance to imitate the world around them.
• Swing sets to develop physical skills

24-36 months

At the age of two children began to really focus on fine motor coordination, although they are not aware of it, of course. This age children can start working with the board game suitable for age and type of craft projects and toys. Most children this age are also ready to start playing with other children, so you might want to look for games and toys are more structured in nature those previous toys.

• Simple board games and puzzles to encourage further hand-eye coordination and memory development.
• Equipment pool like swing sets, riding vehicles and tricycles to build physical skills
• Musical instruments beginners
• Playhouses
• Sand box
• Train set
• Doll
• Truck
• Costume / Dress
• Art sets
• Storybook for language development and vocabulary building
• Video and music, especially those who expose children to numbers and letters

By keeping in mind the age-appropriate toys that you will be in a better position to help support the development of your child's brain lightning fast and really improve the learning and development.

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