Category Archives: Toys

Sensory toys for baby and toddler


Q.  My Son is 16 months and with just so many toys available I really don’t know what is best for him developmentally. I would really appreciate some advice on the best sensory toys you would suggest for this age group? A.  Thank you for your question. I frequently get asked advice on best sensory toys during my workshops for parents. As you say there is so much choice and expensive does not necessarily mean the toy is better in […]

Toy Review – Rainmaker


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This week I have picked the ‘Rainmaker’           The Rainmaker is an excellent visual and auditory toy. It can be used by the parent when the baby is about 12 weeks. • The Rainmaker can be used to help develop a baby’s visual skills especially visual tracking skills. When your baby is lying on his back slowly move the Rainmaker from the centre of your baby’s body out to the side. (ensure you hold the Rainmaker so […]

Top 6 tips to consider before buying a toy


Children love to play that is what they do. Toys can be very enriching to a child’s life, helping the development process. I have put together some considerations I hope you will find useful when you are going toy shopping. The information will help you pick the best toy for your child regardless of your child’s age or availability of toys. • Consider what development stage your child is at. Remember all children develop at different rates. • What play value does […]

Toy Review – Stack and Sort Train


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This week I have picked the ‘stack and sort train with building blocks’ This is an excellent toy for your child and will provide endless play opportunities for learning and development of necessary basis skills. The stack and sort train has so many purposes it will keep your child busy throughout the day. • It features small blocks which will promote the learning of basic hand skills from the whole hand manipulating the block to your child using finger and thumb […]