In addition to being safe, good toys for young children need to match their stages of development and emerging abilities
Babies like to observe and look. Sounds, bright colours, toys that make them reach, lift and turn their heads make great toys for young infants.
At this age, your baby is a mover. They go from rolling over and sitting, to scooting, bouncing, creeping, pulling themselves up, and standing. They also start recognizing faces and developing their motor skills.
One-year-old children can walk steadily and even climb stairs. They enjoy stories, say their first words, and can play next to other children (but not yet with!). They like to experiment—but need adults to keep them safe.
Two-year-olds rapidly develop their language skills. They also have good control of their hands and fingers and like to do things with small objects.
3 to 6 year olds have longer attention spans than toddlers. They talk a lot and ask a lot of questions. They like to experiment with things and with their still-emerging physical skills.
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