Each age his toy. To help you choose the one that works best for your little one and that will really make him happy; follow our guide.
The portico of activities
Lying on his bed or installed in his Lounger, your toddler will initially fun to look at the hanging shapes. Very quickly, he seeks to touch and rattle them. Gradually, he began to better control his actions, and the agility of his hands becomes clearer. When he pushes a figurine, she sways and returns to him. With the feet, it can do the same thing. It fun a lot. Quickly, he made the connection between his hands or feet beats and movements of the elements of the portico: it is he who causes all of these noises.
Toys to bite
Your child has mouth anything that falls under the hand. It’s his way to explore the world, and this gives it a lot of fun. Internetiest offers toys that are specially designed to be know what, nibbled and sucked. They also relieve him when the first teeth appear. Choose toys that wash easily and clean them every day.
The carpet of awakening with mirror
It’s a period hinge for your little one. His power is diversifying. He babbles. He holds his head and starts to sit, well wedged between two cushions. Thanks to the carpet of awakening, he can safely exercise his motor skills: quickly, your little adventurer will begin on all fours to reach the different materials and manipulate everything that makes noise… He also discovers his reflection in the mirror. Little by little, he will understand this image, it’s him!
The toy that squeaks
When pressed, makes the noise, and he loves it. Little fingers press the toy with increasingly address. Your child includes this ringing which amuses him so much, he did it alone who produces. He now knows to run his gestures.
Especially if you take the time to play with him, it’s probably one of the best moments of the day. Because, in the bath, your baby relax, dabble, splashes… and does, with his toys, learning what fleet and what runs. Freed from the laws of gravity, he moves better: reassured by your presence and with your help, he lies down, bat legs, turns… in short, he discovers the many talents of his body, he can still do on land. Your toddler is familiar also with books flipping through those plastic, that it can also nibble at leisure.
Many babies know the famous “crisis” of the eighth month : it corresponds to where the toddler starts to be afraid of people he doesn’t know. To help him get through this, he sometimes needs a blankie that represents his universe. His smell evokes the House. And when he is afraid or feel a little tired, he squeezes it against him for reassurance. This cuddly toy can be an easy to catch doll, a very soft plush cotton… Based on its color, its material and its appearance, your toddler will select the lucky one who will accompany him everywhere to support him in his discovery of the outside world.
The trotters, pushers and carriers
The earliest of this age group are already doing their first steps. However, the balance is still precarious, so work it! It all starts with the Trotter: the toddler moves his legs and can move forward, well maintained, without fearing the fall. Already, he discovers the world from a new perspective. As soon as he gets to stand up well right, your child becomes bolder: he prefers then to build on a pusher in order to stretch their legs. When he could walk, he walks everywhere on its wearer. At the same time it muscle legs. From now on, he’ll go where he wants.
Initially, children stack jumble of rings, squares, triangles, regardless of sizes or colors. They know only a logic: theirs. Your toddler grabs objects, passes with one hand to the other with ever-increasing agility… Little by little, he will better understand the principle of the stacking game, on condition however that you make him the demonstration.
First building bricks
With their rampant imagination, our little ones love to be masters of construction. They build towers of Pisa always more high and always more twisted. When they are tired… Wham! With a wave of the hand, they also have a lot of fun to destroy their masterpiece to rebuild then.
Drum, guitar, flute, xylophone, piano, violin… To exercise their talents as musicians, our children need toys to create real melodies. Your toddler fun creations and likes to share. With you, of course, because you are his favorite audience. Let’s hear it for him, you will encourage him to develop his gifts.
Boxes in forms
The round in the round hole, square in the square hole, the triangle in the triangular hole… Our toddler is not so simple, especially at the beginning: they are trying to put the diamond in the shape of Star, fail, again… They learn to recognize geometric shapes and prepare their minds to the understanding of abstraction.
To pull or push toys
Now that your baby can walk, he wants to move with his small world. Thus, it will pay often the contents of his safe toys in a wagon to carry its games with him. Choose a dog, a cat, a car with wheels… that your toddler will take anywhere by pulling a string.
Crayons, markers, paints and pastes playdough
Yet an age hinge for your child. It works now perfectly and more babble. In addition, he loves touch and mix the different materials. Pasta playdough make his muscles. Finger painting, specially designed for children, allows you to recognize colors and mix them. Your child can “mix” and to slather without risk, but don’t forget to protect her clothes. Your child likes also grabbing the fat crayons, felts and brushes with both hands and draw on paper of the masterpieces of doodling. Even if raise an eyebrow you when you read the result, feel free to rave about you: it is the expression of his progress.
When you see Cook or tinkering, your little a desire to imitate you. Boy or girl, he sometimes identifies with you, sometimes his Dad: you’re his favorite models. It is as it penetrates gradually into the world of adults, appropriates it and built little by little its own personality. In a kitchen at its size, your small (e) Chief-Cook mimics your gestures, twirl the pans and stoves. It crackles, it sizzles and smells good, thanks to the new toys that combine all the sounds and the smells found in a kitchen.
The dolls to functions
They talk, walk, cry, laugh, eat… in short, do everything exactly like children! Except that this time, it is they who roar when the baby’s wet and congratulate him when he ate well. They can reproduce the actions and words of adults. A way to identify themselves to you but also to their doll because they plan on it their own behaviors. And just so you know, this toy is not the preserve of girls. The boys love it too, even if they do not play with the same way.
At this age, they need to move and release their energy. While pedaling, your child’s angry. He muscle at the same time his arch and learned to better coordinate his movements.
The first board games
At the hour when your child starts his socialization, board games allow to integrate the concept of rule of the game. With you, partners, he tasted the joy of winning and also get used to the idea of losing sometimes. At the same time, he learns the basics: for example, the lottery of animals teaches him what is similar and different.
Now, the games he prefers are those he shares with other children: we play doctor, the Knight, the dad and MOM… If, in addition, you can dress up, it’s great. And if the games were held outside, so it’s really the happiness! Bubbling energy, he needs to spend. Intellectually, he made great progress: here it is starting to count, classify, order according to a criterion. His creativity is limitless: he is capable of truly original achievements.
You can offer
-little characters who can assign roles
-a mannequin doll
-DIY or kitchen equipment
-simple Board Games (Lotto of animals for example)
He also likes
doll houses, outdoor games (and flying wooden racket), locks or lock with key.
the cabins painting, dolls, imitation games, construction games, tapes, books, instruments of music player.
From 5 years old
Curious about everything, your child questions and thinks a lot. Thanks to the school, he began to find their way in the world of writing and likes to play with the numbers and letters. When you read him a story, he seeks to follow the text as much as he looks at the pictures. But still, he spends most of his time to mimic the activities of daily living of adults! He plays the MOM, the market, the hairdresser, cars, driver, or still war…
What you can offer
-a box to theme (chemistry, magic, pottery…)
-characters of adventurers
-a scooter or bike
-boxes of makeup or hairstyle
-a Dolls House
He also likes
monsters, games of skill (billiards, table football, Pinball).
drawing material, crafts workshops, the Toolkit, the House of dolls, books, tapes.