Toddlers are at the most receptive juncture in their lives. A gift or a toy that can make them learn as they play would be an ideal choice to give a toddler. They can learn the maximum at this age, as they are full of wonder and inquisitiveness.
It is very important for you as a parent to know that toy, if chosen right, not only help keep the baby entertained but also helps with the development of the baby and improvement in social, intellectual, lingual and problem-solving skills.
Shaking rattles, squeaking plush animals and rolling balls – all have a direct relationship to your baby’s growth. So choose toys with care. Utmost precautions also must be taken to ensure that the toy is safe for the baby in terms of sharp edges, safe construction material and small parts that can choke the baby as well.
Plenty of innovative yet simple options are available in the market today. You can give your little baby a coloring book with crayons. He or she would grasp the concept of coloring in minutes then. Colors also help in mental association of objects. Babies’ minds are like clean slates with a high threshold for saturation. You may simply introduce them to colors and they will be able to form a mental link of objects with these colors.
You can also give them a drum kit that will teach the sounds and instruments. These sounds will help in the mental progress of their speech development. You can also get your little one an easel with a whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other side. The board must have markers, chalk and eraser, so the baby learns to doodle and experiment with his imaginative side. You must make sure that the board is not too high for the baby. It should be her height so that she can learn to do the same while sitting.
For slightly older babies who are starting pre primary school, you can give them books to read. Coloring books, Reading for Beginners and math riddle books. These books are very simple to read and promise to teach them a lot in a short span of time. If you read stories to kids at night before sleeping, it will boost their imagination and keep them ahead at school. You can look up online learning kits that involve many colorful objects.