Children between 18 and 24 months of age are at the peak of their development. They're starting to walk and talk, and are curious about everything around them. Games are a great way to help them learn and develop. Baby games help children learn colors, shapes, numbers, letters and words. They're fun and educational, but also help children develop their coordination and motor skills. At this age, your baby is increasingly independent. But he's also constantly coming up against his own limits. That's why he asks to do things "on his own", like a grown-up, even if he often ends up asking you for help.
Which Baby And Child Toys To Choose?
Your child will discover all he can do by experimenting, putting his little hands everywhere, turning handles, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off - until he drives you crazy! Visit musical toys that can be taken apart and fitted together, as well as children's kitchens with drawers or doors that open and close, are very popular. What's more, they allow your child to discover, push back his or her limits and try out new things.
At this age, children learn best with a variety of toys. Make different types of toys available to your baby, and let him play and let off steam to his heart's content.
Large and small building blocks
Building blocks stimulate your child's prehension skills. Young children love to grasp, stack and sort. Large cubes are ideal for building fortresses and hideaways. Small wooden blocks can be sorted and arranged to form all kinds of shapes.
Children often love music, and they even more love creating their own sounds with musical instrumentsEven if the result can sometimes seem cacophonous. Give your toddler a guitar to strum or a keyboard to type on, and he'll love it. Make sure you can turn down the volume of the instrument to make it more pleasing to your ears and those of your neighbors.
Visit wooden puzzles are a great way to give your child small victories. Indeed, the simple act of placing a piece in the right place is a wonderful thing. Choose puzzles with very few pieces. They should be thick, easy to handle and made of wood.
Your toddler can use his dexterity to link the cars together and roll the train around the house. He'll love taking it around corners and feeling the difference between rolling on carpet and rolling on parquet.
Pencils and paint
Your child tries to leave marks everywhere: on the floor, on the walls, on the furniture and so on. Set aside a space for him to express himself. Tape down a sheet of paper and give him a few crayons (one or two will do). He'll understand that you can't draw just anywhere. Then hang up the artwork you've created for him.
Dinettes and children's houses
Your child will love pretending to eat and drink. Miniature toys such as rakes, brushes and carts are often the best way for them to do what they love best: imitate adults and organize their own little world.
We're not talking about replacing your reading with these media, but many young children enjoy hearing a different, fresh voice from a machine. The regular sound of nursery rhymes is particularly gentle on their ears.