Babies are very curious. They love to explore and look around. Everything is new to them and they are excited to learn. It is always a great idea to stimulate your babies love of learning.
Toys do not have to be expensive for them to be enjoyed by your baby. In fact, you’ll be surprised that they prefer plain, simple things to gadgets and gizmos at the start. You can save the expensive toys for when he or she already knows how to care for them as well as play with them.
It’s a great idea to get them a bunch of plastic balls of varying colors. They can have fun swimming among the balls and getting a handle of its shape. It familiarizes him with the round shape while you teach him the various colors. Even your older kids will want to jump in among the balls.
Blocks are always a big hit. Letter, numbers or pictures on the sides can be used to help teach your baby. Since we all know that babies go through the stage where they love to throw, get soft blocks instead. They are long lasting and washable and more safe than wooden ones.
As they become more mobile, they begin to enjoy toys that they can move around as well. Notice how even if your child can’t talk yet, he can already mimic the sound of the car? Stimulate his imagination and get him moving around with vehicles that he can push or pull along. In fact, there are even cars that they can ride and you can push around. They love those and you’ll enjoy playing with him!
Originally posted on July 5, 2006 @ 9:20 pm