All children are natural learners; constantly absorbing new experiences in their everyday lives. Therefore the toys they play with, play an integral part in this learning process.
All children develop at different rates, while some may be walking at 10 months others are still toddling and falling at 15 months. Some children have strong abilities in one field while others are adept at another field. Therefore developmental guidelines should be used as a general rule of thumb.
Nevertheless what every child possesses is a natural curiosity. Babies and children have a natural sponge for learning. How often has your child asked the question ‘why…?' This early curiosity is the first step to understanding science, nature and the world around us. Therefore a child's home environment and the toys they play with influence their educational development. Early learning begins at home; big; small; up; down; faster; slower, these are some words that we use every day to explain to our children what is happening and why. Toys mirror and enforce this understanding, building on a child's curiosity.Play is very important in a child's learning and emotional development and provides a wide array of benefits. Play gives children fun and joy, play develops a child's personality, helping them to realise their potential and experience the satisfaction of success Babies and infants need soft colourful objects to see and touch, toys that are sensory in nature to stimulate their sight, touch and hearing. As a babies sight is not fully developed until they are around 6 months old, strong contrasting colours help to distinguish between patterns and objects. Babies and young children need toys that they can easily grip; they are just beginning to learn hand to eye co-ordination, so they need toys that are colourful and so encourage a child to reach out and take hold..And yeh.. play along with your child make they feel close to you! happy playing mommies.. mwah