Sensory Educational Toys for Babies – A person learns more information in the first few years of their life than over any other time. During these early years there are toys that can help to stimulate these learning functions and help babies to advance quickly.
Newborns have a limited line of vision, which is usually only 14 to 18 short inches from their eyes. They have an easier time seeing bright colors that are within this short distance. Babies of this age will enjoy educational toys that play music and slowly move. Brightly colored mobiles, which have an assortment of shapes hanging from them, are perfect for this age. Try to steer away from pastel or bland colored mobiles as they will not hold an infant’s attention for any length of time.
Block sorter toys have been long recognized as educational. These help babies to develop their hand and eye coordination as well as learn matching skills. There are soft block sorters on the market that even small infants can enjoy. They often come in bright colors, which small infants like, and are easy for the child to hold onto. A brightly colored, soft, block sorter is a perfect sensory educational toy for newborn babies up to two years of age.
Stacking rings are another sensory educational toy that has been around for years. These toys help the baby to learn and grasp the concept of hand-eye coordination. They can also learn about differences in size with these educational stacker toys. These toys can be found in a soft form that includes rattles, squeakers and other noise makers inside. These noises help the infant to develop listening skills while playing. This type of educational baby toy is perfect for little ones who are at least six months of age and can be helpful for babies up to two years old.
Puzzles teach babies many of their much needed sensory skills. The better puzzles will be created from wood and include three to five pieces in them. The pieces will put into the correct hole to complete the puzzle. These educational toys help a baby to grasp hand-eye coordination as well as help to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. Babies, who are able to sit up on their own, are able to start learning with these toys.
Activity centers, that have pull levels, turning parts and bright colors, will encourage babies to use motor skills and improve grasping techniques. These educational toys also have the ability to advance the child’s creativity, sensory awareness, and even their cognitive reasoning skills. Activity center toys are appropriate for babies that are from six to twelve months of age.