What toys to choose in the first year of a child's life?
Often, when a baby is born, parents and relatives show joy about the baby by gifting it with countless toys. Many miss the fact that the child does not need them in the first months of life, but later the simplest things will turn out to be the best.
For the first two months, the baby does not need any toys at all. The most important thing to him is his parents!
1-2 months: the baby is only dependent on his or her parents.
For the first two months, the baby does not need any toys at all. The most important thing for him is his parents; it is enough for the baby to look at, explore the parents' faces, facial expressions, and feel their care, attention, speech, and caresses. No rattles, glitter or soft objects can replace it!
3 - 5 months: the child begins to look at the belongings
At this age, the baby is already starting to follow the toys with a glance, but taking them in his hands, he looks at them. The child definitely does not need complicated toys, a good piece of fabric of the same color will be a good choice to grab and wrinkle in your arms. A very simple, one-color thing will also work. You should definitely not choose colored toy strings to hang out on the bed. At this age, a child can only focus on something alone. If the child is surrounded by different objects in bright colors, it creates unnecessary arousal. The baby is not yet able to focus on the various details. Toys that sound, beep, spin are also disturbing. At this age, when choosing an item for a baby, it is good to remember the saying - less is more.
6 - 8 months: the baby starts to work on its own
In six months, the child's interest in the world around him is growing, and the coordination of his hands has developed, so he will enjoy working on his own. A good choice is, for example, paper of a softer material, which you can wrinkle yourself and listen to.
In six months, the child's interest in the world around him is growing, and the coordination of his hands has developed, so he will enjoy working on his own.
9 months: The cognitive process has begun.
At nine months, the baby is very focused on the toys.If you put three different toys in front of your baby, he will take one—the one that will interest him the most. He is already studying his belongings carefully.
In nine months, the baby plays a lot. He also really likes different finger games that adults play with him. He likes to hear different sounds: the baby is interested in the ticking of the clock, the bells, and the sounds of the telephone. He starts looking at picture books, pointing his finger at a picture that interests him.
The best choices of toys at this age are wooden cubes, wooden spoons, unbreakable bowls of various sizes, and balls to crawl on. It is good if the parent is looking at picture books with the child.
In nine months, the best choice of toys is wooden cubes, including wooden spoons, unbreakable bowls of various sizes, as well as crawling balls.
10 - 11 months: time for the development of spatial imagination
In ten months, the child's spatial imagination develops rapidly, so during this time the baby becomes increasingly interested in various details. If he is given a doll, he will touch his eyes, trying to pierce them with his little fingers. If the child is allowed to live on the floor, he will pay attention to the electrical sockets: he will want to touch two small holes, which usually insert plugs ...
Parents need to think very carefully about the safety of the environment: all sockets must be closed, but things accessible to the child without small details so that the baby cannot swallow them or put them in his ears or nose.
The child can be offered safe things - blocks, bowls, spoons, a small ball, boxes of different sizes that the child can handle. Neither a car nor a doll will be a suitable toy for a child of this age. Because on average, from the age of 24 months, toys in the eyes of a child acquire a specific meaning and the child begins to modulate games - babysitting dolls, playing in stores, driving a car.