February 26, 2019 | Posted by Milk Street
Your baby—the bundle of joy in your life who you want nothing but the best for. From the food you select to the opportunities you give them, there is nothing you wouldn't do to ensure your baby grows up to be happy and healthy. One of the best ways to ensure your baby continues positively developing is to give them toys that will enrich and stimulate their mind.
If you’ve gone toy shopping before, you’ll know that there are no shortage of options. However, some toys really don’t do much, other than look nice. These toys don’t do much in the way of developing your baby’s mind. That’s why you need to provide your baby with toys that have been specifically designed for educational purposes. So, without further ado, here are 4 toys that will develop your baby’s mind.
Looking for a fun but educational toy that your baby can play with in their crib? Look no further than the Tiny Love Musical Baby Mobile Toy. It’s a baby mobile toy with no shortage of features to keep your baby entertained as well as their mind ticking. There’s a lot to love with this versatile toy.
Based on the theme “Sweet Island Dreams,” the toy has twenty minutes of classical music and nature sounds for your baby to rock out to… or to soothe them to a restful night’s sleep. The monkey, giraffe, and bird dangle down for your baby to play with, and have a rotating feature too. What’s more, as your baby grows, the toy can adapt to suit their age needs.
As you are well aware, reading is one of the most important skills to develop early on. Of course, babies need a bit of a helping hand from their parents to develop this lifelong skill. They need to be exposed to books that are age-appropriate and written in a way that enhances their cognitive and creative thinking.
It’s no wonder, then, that the Baby Einstein 12 Board Book Block Set – Baby Einstein: My First Library is rated one of the top rated baby gifts to give in 2019. There are a total of twelve enriching books to share with your baby, each with ten pages. They cover all assortment of fundamental topics, from fruits and vegetable to numbers to colors of the rainbow. Reading these books regularly might just turn your kid into a baby Einstein!
Fisher-Price has long established itself as a go-to toy brand for educationally-conscious parents. The toys are all designed to enhance your baby’s mind, making pretty much anything from their range a safe pick. We particularly like the Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Home, which has an incredible number of functions. There are, in fact, too many to name, so we’ll just highlight a few.
The Home features 75+ sing-along songs, tunes, and phrases for your baby to learn from as well as colorful lights for them to bop to. That’s not all, there’s a toggle light switch, spinning clock hands, shape sorting, and three light-up computer buttons that are sure to spark their curiosity for years to come.
The simplicity of Lamaze Fifi The Firefly makes it a quietly brilliant toy. Despite its small size, there’s a lot going on! Each feature is built with your baby’s development in mind. For example, when your baby plays with the mirror, it helps them learn how to focus, track images and explore the face. Whereas the soft velour body and multiple textures found on the wings helps your baby maintain engagement.
Versatility is another handy trait of this toy. Not only can you clip it on your baby stroller, they can also play with it pretty much anywhere. If you needed any more convincing, consider that this toy has over 200 views with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars!
About the Author
Emma Stenhouse is a freelance writer at Family Living Today. She specializes in writing about pets, outdoor pursuits, and family living. She is also a qualified Science teacher.
Emma is from the UK, and has lived in Costa Rica and New Zealand before moving to a smallholding in Spain with her husband, their two-year-old daughter, and 14 animals. This includes dogs, cats, horses, and poultry. She enjoys trail riding in the mountains near their home, riding her horse Trifle (who was a wedding present!) and taking along her two dogs Ronnie and Blue, who love adventures. Her other dogs, Rosie and Max, can usually be found having a snooze at home.
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