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New to parenting? Here's an exhaustive toy guide (new toys are coming out every day afterall) to the first seven years of your child's life!
Your baby's vision is blurry in the first three months of their life, so all they can see are bright colours and patterns. You'll want to promote interactions through touch and sound. Toys that are soft, cuddly and make squeaking sounds will captured their attention. Textured or nubby ones can help to relieve some teething pain when they nibble at it.
1-2 years old
These little toddlers are excited at what the world has to offer! Toys that are ideal are those that can respond to an actions, such as lighting up or emitting sounds when a button is pressed. They're still too young to learn alphabets or numbers, but they'll enjoy interacting with the toys and learn more about the world around with them in it.
2-3 years old
They're forming words, maybe even sentences, and are learning how to act like a mini version of you. Fine tune their motor skills with puzzles and building blocks, or let them mimic their surroundings with toy versions of real life objects. You can also introduce toys that can be ride on. Make sure they're small enough for your child to propel with both feet. You can even move up to a tricycle if your toddler is comfortable!
4-5 years old
This is the spongelike stage of their development, which means there's a tremendous increase in learning ability. It's thus a good time to introduce interactive educational toys that teach math and verbal skills, such as arts and craft or easy-to-read books.
5-6 years old
Your child is developing their personalities and inculcating their interests! Whether it's science experiments, baking and cooking, singing, dancing or more, inculcate their curiosity in learning with more advanced toys such as:
7 years and above
Kids this age enjoy outdoor sports as well as scooters, bicycles, and in-line skates. They acquire adult-like interests, abilities, and hobbies and may display a passion by becoming a collector. They enjoy competing with their friends, and also like working on longer projects, some of which might take days to complete.
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