Infants and babies simply like to play. For the time being, that is what they need to do. Because play is
such a big part in their lives, they need toys that enhance their growth and improve their language.
Children learn best through play. They don’t realize that they are enhancing their motor, logic, language,
and reasoning skills while they are having fun. Years back, the only way to help younger children learn is
to send them to what we now know as the traditional schools. In the recent years, people have
patterned schools that target the child’s progress as they move from one level to the next.
These schools have educated a lot of the parents in buying the right toys for their babies. They now
want toys that can stimulate all the areas of learning. Of course, they also need to keep in mind that
they should only expose their children to toys that are developmentally appropriate. This simply means
that if the toy is too complex or to easy, then they may not learn anything from it. The easy ones are just
too boring and simple, while the more advanced ones are still too difficult to understand.
Most infant toys are designed to focus on stimulating your baby’s various senses, particularly the visual
and auditory. Though babies have been wired to eventually learn language, their growth process can be
faster with the right exposure. They need stimulation during their growing years because this is when
they are able to quickly absorb concepts.
Reading and talking to your baby also helps them become attuned to the rhythm and inflection of
language. This will serve as their foundation to learning more complex language skills. You need to
realize that toddlers learn something new every day. Acquisition of language often occurs in spurts. You
may just find yourself waking up one day to find that your toddler vocabulary has exponentially
Toys that help develop language skills are ones that are multi-sensory. This means that they are using
more than one sense when they play with it. Blocks and sandboxes make good choices. They can serve
more than one purpose. They teach your child social and academic skills if you put a variety to their play.
Show your toddler how to assemble the blocks and draw circles on sand. As they mature, you will see
that they will also adjust the game according to what they need.
Although it is tempting to purchase technological toys, all the complication may not be necessary. These
don’t come close to actual human interaction. In fact it has been said that when you depend on
machines to educate your child, don’t expect them to grow up with a soul. The best teacher is still the
adult in their lives. Play is a vital part in your child’s growth and development. This not only utilizes their
right for fun and education, it also helps them discover their potentials along the way.
Teaching toys have been made to enhance their development. It is now up to the parent to imbibe the
thirst for learning. Education is an integral part of children’s playing, and the way to do that is through