The age-at-age toy guide
August 16, 2019
At each age his toy. To help you choose the one that best suits your little one and that will make him really happy; follow our guide.
The portico of activities
Lying on your bed or sitting in your recliner, your toddler will first have fun watching the suspended forms. Very quickly, he tries to touch and clash. Gradually, he begins to better control his actions, and the agility of his hands is more precise. When he pushes a figure, it sways and returns to him. With the feet, he can do the same thing. It amuses him a lot. Quickly, he makes the link between his flapping hands or feet and the movements of the elements of the portico: it is he who causes all these noises.
Toys to bite
Your child brings to the mouth everything that comes to hand. It’s his way of exploring the world and it gives him a lot of pleasure. Suggest toys specially designed to be licked, chewed and sucked. They also relieve him when the first teeth appear. So choose toys that wash easily and clean each day.
The mat with mirror
It’s a pivotal time for your little one. His diet is diversifying. He babbles. He holds his head and begins to sit, well wedged between two cushions. Thanks to the wake-up mat, it can safely exercise its motricity: quickly, your little adventurer will start on all fours to touch the different materials and handle anything that makes noise … In the mirror, he also discovers his reflection. Little by little, he will understand that this image is him!
The squeaky toy
When you press it, it makes noise, and he loves it. Little fingers press the toy with more and more skill. Your child understands that this tingle that amuses him so much, it is him alone who produces it. He now knows how to direct his actions.
Especially if you take the time to play with him, this is probably one of the best moments of the day. Because, in the bath, your baby relaxes, puffs, splashes … and makes, with his toys, the learning of what floats and what flows. Free from the laws of gravity, he moves better: reassured by your presence and with your help, he lies down, kicks his legs, turns around … in short, he discovers the many talents of his body, which he does not can still do on the mainland. Your toddler is also familiar with books flipping through plastic ones, which he can also nibble at will.
Many babies are familiar with the eighth month’s “seizure”: it is when the toddler starts to be afraid of people he does not know. To help him pass this course, he sometimes needs a blanket that represents his world. Its smell evokes the house. And when he’s scared or feels a bit tired, he’s hugging him to reassure himself. This cuddly toy can be a doll easy to catch, a plush soft cotton … Depending on its color, its material and appearance, your toddler will select the lucky one who will accompany him everywhere to support him in his discovery of the outside world.
Trotters, pushers and porters
The earliest in this age group are already taking their first steps. Nevertheless, the balance is still precarious, it must be worked! It all starts with the trotter: the toddler moves his legs and can advance, well maintained, without fear of falling. Already, he discovers the world from a new angle. As soon as he gets to stand upright, your child becomes more daring: he prefers to rely on a pusher to stretch your legs. When he knows how to walk, he walks everywhere on his carrier. He muscles his legs at the same time. From now on, he will go wherever he wants.
Objects to stack
In the beginning, children stack pell-mell rings, squares, triangles, regardless of size or color. They know only one logic: theirs. Your toddler seizes objects, passes them from one hand to another with increasing agility … Little by little, he will better understand the principle of the stacking game, provided however that you him make the demonstration.
The first building bricks
With their galloping imagination, our toddlers love to think of themselves as builders. They build towers of Pisa always higher and always more quirky. When they have enough … patatras! With the back of the hand, they also take a lot of pleasure to destroy their masterpiece to better rebuild it then.
Drum, guitar, flute, xylophone, piano, violin … To exercise their musical talents, our children need toys to create real