Why are developmental toys important for your child?

Posted: 25 March 2021

Why are developmental toys important for your child?

It’s through playing and exploring that babies start to learn and develop their core skills. Toys are their tools. So as new parents it’s important for us to understand the key development skills and to look for toys that will help boost these skills. Here are a few key learning skills to look at when shopping for your next toy. 

Hand-Eye Coordination
Hand-eye coordination is the control of eye and hand movement, which helps us to reach, grasp, and interact with the world around us. Whether you're shopping for a baby, a toddler, or an older kid, hand-eye coordination toys are a great way to encourage development. Children's hand-eye coordination toys include games and puzzles which are designed for little fingers. Shape sorters and stackers are a great way for little ones to work on their coordination. Engage and educate your little one with interactive toys from Little Senses. This collection of colourful interactive toys can introduce kids to the worlds of touch, texture, and sound.

Early Learning Centre Wooden Activity Bench

Early Learning Centre Wooden Activity Bench

Early Learning Centre Rockin Robot

Early Learning Centre Rockin Robot

Physical Development
Toys that promote physical development are great for babies, toddlers, and older kids who have plenty of energy to burn! Discover engaging baby walkers with bright features and interactive elements and let little learners practice standing on two feet. Walkers let your little ones grow their leg muscles as well as improve their balance and coordination. Playmats enhance tummy time, helping babies stay safe and comfortable while they learn to roll and crawl. Outdoor toys like ride-on and hopper toys are perfect for when the sun’s shining.

Early Learning Centre Unicorn Hopper

Early Learning Centre Unicorn Hopper

Early Learning Centre Walker

Early Learning Centre Walker

Fine Motor Skills
Encourages your child’s fine manipulative skills. This helps with many aspects of early learning: from dressing and eating to early drawing and writing. The coordination of small muscles in the hands, fingers, and eyes makes everyday tasks easier and opens a whole new world of possibilities. Help your little learner develop fine motor skills with exciting toys and games that include construction toys, activity tables, and puzzles.

Early Learning Centre Giant Activity Cube

Early Learning Centre Giant Activity Cube

Early Learning Centre Cash Register

Early Learning Centre Cash Register

Stimulate Senses
Encourage your child to look, listen and touch, experiencing the world with their senses. Baby sensory toys like rattles and teethers, playmats, and cot bed mobiles are wonderful ways to keep the littlest minds engaged. Whether it’s a long car journey, tummy time at home, or bedtime, sensory baby toys help them relax and start to discover the world around them. Tiny Love has an exceptional range of toys to help keep your little one entertained.

Early Learning Centre Sensory Ball Pit

Early Learning Centre Sensory Ball Pit

Early Learning Centre Little Senses Playmat

Early Learning Centre Little Senses Playmat

Problem Solving
Help your child learn the essential skill of finding out how and why things work. This supports all aspects of early learning. Problem-solving skills are important as little ones grow and explore the world around them. Games and jigsaw puzzles help littles ones learn to recognise shapes and patterns. Choose chunky wooden jigsaws for toddlers and more difficult sets for older kids. Learning games with interactive features are a great way to get kids engaged, while bright characters, sounds, and lights add to the fun.

Early Learning Centre Golden Honey Bee Tree

Early Learning Centre Golden Honey Bee Tree

Early Learning Centre Puzzles

Early Learning Centre Puzzles

Creativity
Improves cognitive skills which help with concentration, imagination, and all aspects of early development and learning. From exciting arts and crafts sets including paints and paintbrushes or clay and dough to scribblers. Early Learning Centre creativity toys are designed with little hands in mind, so babies, toddlers, and older kids can grasp and engage easily. Discover creative toys from all your favourite brands, including Nick jr. dough and Sandastional.

Making and creating is a great way to encourage fine motor skills, as little ones learn to draw, stick, and fit colourful materials together. Introduce your budding artist to colours and shapes or set up an easel and practice writing out letters and numbers. The creative possibilities are endless!

Early Learning Centre Art & Creativity

Early Learning Centre Art & Creativity

Early Learning Centre Extendable Easel

Early Learning Centre Extendable Easel

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