Parents have many things to worry about providing for their little ones such as clothes, food, shoes and other essentials. Not all these things are fun, but the picking of toys is one of the fun parts.
When choosing the right toys for your little ones there are some things that you want to consider first. These are:
Age appropriate toys – All toys should be appropriate for the age and stage of development for the individual child
Cost: Toys can vary in price hugely, depending on where they are being purchased from and the brand of the toy. If you are going to make a significant financial investment in a toy, ensure that it will continue to grow with the child and not be thrown on a shelf when the child becomes too old to play with it in a few weeks time.
Durability: Toys that stand the perils of being played with by little people all day are the best investment. Toys that are well made out of durable materials such as plastic (as a parent I am trying to limit the amount of plastic toys that we purchase in order to be more environmentally friendly), wooden toys are fantastic and the feel of a natural material for children is exciting.
For sensory development this is one of the best toys on the market. The soft continuous tubes are perfect for a teething baby.
While its design encourages and promotes two handed play, the central cube has a little rattle that will engage and attract babies.
This toy has won multiple awards including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Award, making this one of the best educational toys for babies
This toy is perfect for on the move entertainment for your little ones.The centerpiece spinners encourage the development of visual tracking and also strengthens fine motor skills.
The spinning wheel encourages your little one to practice their reaching and tugging skills. By doing this they are then developing their hand-eye coordination.
There is a suction cup on the base to attach to highchair, table or any solid surface, so baby can play without the frustration of it falling to the floor.
This 5 in 1 play mat provides a fantastic play environment that grows with your child. It comes with 5 settings that adjust to your babies stage of development from newborn to crawling and everything in between.
The theme is to explore the world, featuring a world map on the mat so that you can start pointing out colours countries and characters for future years.
Playing music inspired by many different countries and cultures will help engage your baby’s sense of hearing.
An extra feature of this particular mat is that you can flip up the sides and create your very own ball pit.
This amazing little giraffe has been helping soothe sad red faced little ones since 1961. One of the best loved teething toys, made from natural rubber and dyed with food grade paint.
Children can chew on this until their little hearts are content.
This super collection of 4 of the best lift the flap books, comes complete in its own box.
This will introduce little ones to their first books and start their love for all things literature.
These books are cut in a way to make them extra tough, to withstand even the toughest handling by babies.
Children can learn with the animals at the Little Red Barn, sail the high seas with the Little Blue Boat or visit the garden or pond with the Little Yellow Bee and the Little Green Frog.