As parents, we want the best of everything for our children. We want to buy them the best of everything, too, and that includes toys. Let's be honest, how many of us want to go toy shopping? It is already a lot of guesswork for us to choose toys that we 'think' our little one is going to like – not to mention, the guidelines for age appropriateness from various manufacturers are widely varied, making it even more confusing to determine which toys will be appropriate for our children.
While our quality standards are high for our children’s toys (as they should be!) it is important to understand that 85% of human brain develops within the first 5 years of our life. Therefore, one of the most critical components of a toy’s value is whether it fits your child’s age, and the educational benefits it can provide them. Thanks to our team of experts, we’ve comprised a comprehensive curriculum specific to six age groups. In this series, we’ll give you an overview of which developmental skills are within your child’s reach – and more importantly, what kinds of toys they will learn best from!
The Best Educational Toys for Every Age
Toys for 6-9 Month Olds: At this age, your child is learning to sit, possibly crawl and explore new textures, sounds, and colors, as well as every object around him. This new stability and awareness makes for more fun during playtime. Learn more about what toys your 6-9 month old will love – and are crucial to their development.
Toys for 9-12 Month Olds: Your child is on the move! Whether it’s crawling or taking a few steps, your child is seeing the world through a whole new vantage point and eager to get into everything. Learn more about the toys that are just right for your 9-12 month old.
Toys for 12-18 Month Olds: Your baby is turning into a toddler with lots of new skills, personality, and even some language. This is the time for hyper growth in fine motor, linguistic and cognitive skills. Learn more about what toys can help boost your 12-18 month old’s development.
Toys for 18-24 Month Olds: Your toddler is developing the ability to keep a beat, identify simple objects and names, understand social expressions, and so much more. Learn more about which toys can promote your 18-24 month old’s development.
Toys for 2-3 Year Olds: As your little one preps for preschool, your toddler’s little mind is capable of understanding big concepts and advanced emotions. From math skills (counting), to social development (imaginative play), there’s no end to the fun with your budding scholar. Learn more about which toys assist 2-3 year old development.
Toys for 3-4 Year Olds: Your preschooler can tell stories, build more advanced structures, and understand measurements of time. Let them bring you into their imaginative world through participation. See which kinds of toys bring out the most new skills in your little learner.
Toys for 4-5 Year Olds: Your veteran preschooler is ready for more advanced play, including games encouraging memory, and puzzles or games involving multiple players. Find out which toys will have the greatest impact on your 4-5 year old’s development.