A child’s formative years are crucial, as they eventually shape his or her personality, intelligence and social skills. A great way to encourage growth is to stimulate their thoughts with the right toys and build your child’s imagination, emotions and dexterity.
0 - 12 MONTHS
Everything is new to infants including their own bodies and how they function. Learning to see, hear and move are all part of their growth. Choose toys that make sounds and are brightly coloured and textured as these will grab their attention and arouse their curiosity.
Our recommendations: Hape Tunnel Mountain and Jellycat
1 - 2 YEARS
At this stage, children are extremely fascinated and curious about things that react to them. They will also be more confident about exercising their fine motor skills. Passing or rolling a ball and pressing on interactive buttons will refine these skills. Additionally, this is a great time to introduce your children to language and the alphabet.
Our recommendations: Hape Galloping Zebra Cart and Janod ABC Buggy
2 - 3 YEARS
Toddlers are most active at this age. They will be running around exploring and experiencing things for the first time. Armed with a thriving imagination, they will most enjoy role-playing with their toys.
Our recommendations: Janod The French Cocotte Maxi Cooker
4 – 5 YEARS
This is the best time to introduce educational toys and encourage them with positive affirmation like “Good Job” or “Let’s Try Again”. These words of praise and gentle correction will help them in their growth.
Our recommendations: Hape Balance Wonder
6 – 7 YEARS
This is the time when kids start to develop their own interests. They may begin to prefer more hands on or creative toys and activities. This is the best time to build your child’s aspirations by asking them what they want to be when they grow up.
Our recommendations: Cra-Z-Art Shimmer N' Sparkle Color Craze Denim Messenger Bag and MasterChef Junior Breakfast Cooking Set
8 YEARS AND UP
Children this age may prefer being outdoors and hanging out with their friends while performing tasks that require more patience. The need for immediate gratification is lessened and they enjoy challenging themselves in the things that they do.
Our recommendations: National Geographic Meteorite Dig Kit and Cra-Z-Art Shimmer 'N Sparkle Sew Crazy Sewing Machine
Are you catering to your child’s needs today?