“Babies’ brains develop so quickly — something like a million neural-connections per second,” says Sarah MacLaughlin, a child development expert, author, and senior writer at Zero to Three. “So you have to add sensory features or mobility features to the mix because then that’s a different part of the brain that’s getting developed.”
Here is our top recommendations to help stimulate their growing minds.
Shape sorters are great for little hands as they help improve finger dexterity and help children hone their fine motor skills. This will help with handwriting and using scissors in the future. Shape sorters also teach cause and effect and object permanence.
Cow Geo Sorter$35.00
Stacking toys help little ones lean about colours, sizes & numbers. They are also an important tool for improving fine motor skills, spacial awareness and other cognitive skills.
Musical toys not only play an important role in developing the emotional well being of babies and young kids, they are help them feel calmer and more in-touch with their feelings. Babies and Toddlers can use musical toys to release pent-up energy.
Books are the ultimate tool for language and early literacy development. They also help your child get to know sounds and words as well as spark imagination and stimulate curiosity. Here are our top board books for toddlers.
Little Blue Truck$19.95
Pull & Hammer Toys
Pull toys can help improve your little one’s coordination, foster imagination and boost their problem solving skills. Hammering toys can build arm strength, hand eye coordination and concentration & focus.
Creaferme Wooden Train$60.48