How to pick the right kids and baby toys
Choosing toys can seem simple, but there are a number of factors you should take into consideration. Take a look at our recommendations below.
Choosing Toys for Babies and Toddlers
When choosing toys for babies and toddlers, you should be looking at toys that will assist their development.
If your child is under one, you should pick toys that will assist them with developing their senses. This includes toys with bright colours, different textures, noise-making toys and other toys that allow your child to stack, press buttons and engage with the toy.
Between the ages of one and two, your child will begin to explore their world. Purchase tactile toys such as brightly illustrated books, unbreakable mirrors, toys that make noise, and bathtub toys. This will assist them on their journey.
Instruments teach children cause and effect, whilst also developing their love of noise and music. Simple musical instruments like xylophones, keyboards and drums will develop their understanding of music, sound and communication.
Interactive Indoor Toys
Children between the ages of 2 and 3 will benefit from interactive indoor toys that will stimulate their imagination, such as a dollhouse, playdough and large crayons.
Dress up clothes
Developing a toddler’s imagination will help with their development. Dress up clothes are a great way to have fun whilst also encouraging their development. You should consider clothes that will allow them to dress up as their favourite characters, whether that be from a movie, TV show or book. You should also discuss different professions with them, as you may find an outfit for that – such as nurse, chef or police officer.
Choosing Toys for Preschool Children
When choosing toys for your preschool children, consider their wants alongside their developmental needs. The aim of choosing toys for preschool children is to make learning fun.
Encourage communication and creativity through artistic toys. These can include building blocks, blunt scissors, large crayons and markets, finger paints and plastic blocks.
Toys of their favourite characters
By purchasing toys of their favourite characters, you allow your child to engage with the world around them. These can include plush toys from their favourite cartoons, action figures of their favourite superheroes or even Barbies dressed up as their preferred princesses.
Skill building Toys
For children aged 4 to 5, skill building toys are useful. Modelling clay, jigsaw puzzles and simple musical instruments will help aid their development and make learning fun.
Looking for more Kids Toy Ideas?
If you’re looking for more kids toy ideas, iBabyWorld is here to help. All our products, from skincare to clothing to furniture, formulas, and fashion items are designed to support you and your baby from day one. If you have any questions about this article or about how iBabyWorld can help you, please call us on 9227 6607 or pop in to see us at 44/188 Newcastle Street in Northbridge.