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Infant Toys for Development

Your baby learns through play, and toys are his tools. I have identified seven pathways of learning that help him establish a foundation for development: senses, movement, interactive, communication, cognition, creativity, and nature. When you purchase infant toys for development, consider these different sources of learning. He may be especially strong in one or two areas, but you can help him develop all of his pathways so that they integrate and create balance. Some toys may stimulate your baby through several pathways. For example, a puppet encourages movement, interaction, and sensory stimulation at the same time. A book about nature can inspire his senses, communication, movement, interaction, cognition, nature, and creativity in one sitting.

“Infant toys for development do not need to be complicated or expensive to stimulate your child. In fact, simple, open-ended toys and familiar items around the house offer opportunities for him to use his imagination and curiosity when playing.”

Infant toys for development do not need to be complicated or expensive to stimulate your child. In fact, simple, open-ended toys and familiar items around the house offer opportunities for him to use his imagination and curiosity when playing. Visually appealing toys made of natural materials provide experiences that teach him about beauty and the qualities of objects. Versatile toys that can be used for different stages of learning save money and reduce clutter. Safety issues regarding toys include materials, construction, and potential choking hazards.

For his first year, your child learns mostly through his senses and movement. As he grows, he begins to interact with himself and you through language. As he develops higher mental functions, he engages in more complex thought processes, begins to solve problems, and masters cause and effect relationships. Then he develops his creativity through art, music, and imagination. All along the way, your baby learns through nature.

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