Monday, December 19, 2011

Top 10 Things To Consider When Choosing Toys For Your Baby

1. Is it Made of Safe Materials?
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2.  Is the toy Age Appropriate?  

3.  Will the baby actively engage with the toy or sit passively and watch the toy do something?  

4.  Does the toy encourage creativity and imagination?  
5.  Can the toy be used in many ways?

6.   Will the toy interest your baby for more than just a few weeks?

7.  Some of the best toys are the simplest- wooden spoons, pots and pans, measuring cups, and the boxes special toys arrive in!

8.   Search for items of different weights, materials, textures, flexibility, sizes, shapes, colors, and smells. Your baby thrives on variety!

9.  Is the toy durable and is it easy to clean?

10.  Is the toy simple?  Avoid complicated toys that may frustrate your baby. 

Remember, It isn't what a toy does, it is what your baby can do with the toy that matters!

(This is re-posted from the Day One Center)

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