Are wooden toys the “best” toys and should you ONLY be buying them?Read More
Wooden toys have received a lot of hype lately and for good reasons. They are more open-ended, which tends to encourage problem-solving, decision making and social interaction, and because they are not as overstimulating as many toys on the market today with many buttons, colors, and gadgets. Wooden toys are also timeless and can grow with a child. However, just as not all plastic toys are the same, neither are wooden toys. I've strategically chosen a few toys below that I love and have added some insight as to why I think they are fantastic. Hope you enjoy the list! I've also included affiliate links for your convenience. You can click on the pictures to learn more about each toy.Read More
Cause and effect toys teach children that their actions can cause something to happen. A rattle that makes a sound when they shake it or a ball that falls through a hole after they push it down shows a child they can change something in their environment. This helps develop curiosity and attention. Here is an example of 9 different toys that teach cause and effect.
If you have a baby or toddler at home chances are you have a stacking ring toy. It really is a classic toy with many benefits. Stacking rings help develop eye-hand coordination, encourage problem-solving and teach color and size recognition...Read More
We know that kids learn through play and that playing with our kids is vital to their development. We also know that encouraging kids to play with their peers is crucial in teaching social skills, cooperation and empathy.Read More
So often parents ask me to recommend toys for their toddlers (ages 12-24 months). The problem is that there is not just one particular toy or even 3 particular toys for any age group.Read More