Here at Capture Education, we know and value the importance of development and learning in the early stages of a child’s life. We believe that if learning and development can be made easy and fun for our kids then why not give it a try?
According to Mumsnet.com, “From a development point of view, it is best to choose toys that will give your child a range of skills” and with this in mind, we’ve done some playful investigation in order to put together a list of toys we think will help your early years learning. Enjoy!
New Born to 6 Months
Lamaze Totem Pole Stacker
According to mumsnet.com the four key stages of development play are Physical, Construction, Creative/Sensory and Imaginative. We love this Pole stacker from Lamaze with the bright colours , crinkle noises and hidden magnets all helping your little cherub develop hand-eye coordination as well as dexterity.
Mamas&Papas Light and Sound Playmat
This Mamas&Papas light and sound playmat and gym allows your little ones to discover touch, stimulation, sound, problem solving and colour as well as allowing them to fully enjoy some tummy time play.
Lamaze Contrast Zebra Toy Rattle
Another favourite from Capture Education HQ from Lamaze is this contrast zebra toy rattle. The black and white contrast encourages your baby’s vision development whilst keeping them engaged through the bold red colouring and varied shapes.
6 – 18 Months
Scout&Friends Baby Walker – Leap Frog
This Scout&Friends walker is such a versatile learning toy and helps your baby to walk and stand, adapt to music and sound as well as light and colours. This toy is extremely flexible and can be used during floor play for children up to the age of 36 months!
Vtech Pop and Play Elephant.
Introduce your little one to animals, colours and number with this fun little elephant. Sold online from BabiesRUs this fun learning tool is suitable for babies and toddlers from 9 months up until 3 years.
18 – 24 Months
Charlie and Lola Books.
Books are such a massive and essential part of a toddlers development and we absolutely love the Charlie and Lola books here at Capture Education HQ. These friendly and playful books allow you to have a fun filled story time and introduce some great characters to your little ones.
Super colour Deluxe Aquadoodle.
This Aquadoodle mat is available from Smyths and is a fantastic way of encouraging your toddlers creativity and also helps the development of their hand eye coordination. The bright colours make the Aquadoodle fun and exciting with absolutely zero mess for the adults to clean up! It’s a win, win situation!
Learning and development toys are brilliant tools in helping your child develop key skills very early. If you try any of these for yourself then please let us know how you get on!
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