Whether its to build up into towers or knock down said towers my toddlers personal favorite blocks are a fun and simple toy for toddlers of all ages. Youll be surprised how many broken and forgotten toys he has.
Toys dont have to be black and white so long as the colors contrast with each other says Nora Newcombe PhD a developmental psychologist at Temple University in Philadelphia.
What toys should a toddler have. If the 20-toy rule doesnt work for you make your own rules that are more adapted to your. Give a kid a new toy — almost any toy — and chances are youve got a happy kid. Experts say parents should allow their children to gravitate towards the toys or objects that interest them.
Watch it tumble down an incline or try tossing it into a basket. If youre searching for toys that will encourage engagement Cervantes recommends classic toys such as balls blocks stacking cups and dolls. A ball is a simple but a super-versatile toy that every baby should have whether its big and fuzzy or smaller and jingly.
Let your child choose the toys he wants to keep or wants to give away. Young children generally arent fussy when it comes to baby toys and kids toys but parents should be. Roll it back and forth to each other on the floor.
As he gets older hell still have a blast pushing something along. When your baby initially enters the toddler stage toys that help to promote their hand-eye coordination are important. Its not easy for kids to give away their toys so take it slow.
Let him start with those first. If it does something else makes noise plays music pops balls all the better. That helps your toddler hone his balance and coordination even while other things distract him.
Get a sturdy push toy that wont tip over and has a handle low enough to reach easily. There is no minimum number of toys neededin fact a recent study found that when toddlers had fewer toys in their environment they played with each toy longer allowing them to focus more and play more creatively. Dress-up clothing blocks toy food and plastic plates action figures stuffed animals and dolls trains and trucks toddler-friendly dollhouses toy tools and real-life accessories such as a wrapping paper tube fire hose for your little fire fighter.
This brightly colored spinning wheel encourages your baby to grab at the rings and tug at the pretty wheel and since it has a suction-cup bottom you dont have to worry about it flying across the room after a firm spin. And once hes walking just about every toddler enjoys a push toy whether its the classic corn.