Our top 5 (bought) baby toys...

As a follow on from the post 'A word on buying toys' ... here are our top 5 (bought) baby toys... all still favourites, at nearly 18mths of on... 

1. Links: rattles, shakers, hang/attach toys to pram with them, pop a couple in the handbag, colour identification & sorting, different textured surfaces to feel, counting, make a chain, link a bunch together like a set of keys....
  
2. A tag and texture toy: for settling, exploring (feeling, moving, looking at, listening to...), throwing around, hung / swung over little bubs like a parachute, for travelling/popping in the handbag...
3. Extremely hardy hard page books: for page turning (hand) skills, words/picture identification - visual perception, language development - sounds practise / story telling, attention, quiet time...
4. Stacking rings: to look at, push/rock, (chew!!), handle & play with individually, roll, hide & seek, stack (!), count, colour identification, hand-eye coordination, visual perception...
 5. Mirror: for tummy time, to check out facial expressions, practise body/ face part identification, dancing, dressing up, clapping in front of...

 ... back to home made stuff next time... :-)

Disclaimer and explanation:  
No goods or payment from any toy companies are being received for the writing of these reviews. The reviews are my opinions only. One thing is certain - every child is different and is therefore likely to explore, play and enjoy different toys in their own way, at their own pace. And just like adults - kids have their own set of interests or passions they will be drawn to. Adults can encourage kids to develop through play, by providing them with a variety of play opportunities and toys; and my favourite play spaces have well organised, kid-accessible storage, and only a selection of 'toys' on display for kids to focus on -rather than overflowing with toys and 'stuff' that can become overwhelming and overstimulating! ... I am also a fan of the 'un-toy'!

Other Kids' Play Space posts you may be interested in:
A word on buying toys
Campaign for gender neutral toys
Our top 5 (bought) baby toys 
Love the pre-loved: Toy Library
Love the pre-loved: Op shops
Love the pre-loved: Toy swaps and play dates




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