Nowadays, there are a variety of toys on the market, including wooden toys, plastic toys and plush toys, and etc. In addition to choosing toys, parents should also guide their children to play correctly. In fact, to buy toys for children is not to let them play, but to interact with them and play with them. The interaction between baby and human and environment promotes brain development. As soon as the baby is born, he begins to gain the experience brought by his senses, which makes his brain rapidly branch out many nerves, and at the same time, improves his ability of experience and cognitive environment.
No matter how good the toys are, they can not replace the interaction between parents and children. Good toys have a certain impact on children, but parents are irreplaceable. Often, children's environment and sense of security are provided by their parents, so they are the most important person.
As a parent, we need to understand the behavior needs of children from the perspective of children. We need to understand how the child's development process is, what is the development focus at difficult stages, and what guidance and training needs to be given.
This stage of the baby's ability to play with objects is limited, more is some of the original reflection. At first, they could only use their eyes and ears to explore things around them. It can identify familiar objects and people within a certain distance, and gradually start to coordinate hand and eye movements. Their hearing is fully mature, and their small heads will turn in the direction of sound production. What attracts them most is some soft and soothing sounds, so as to avoid too strong and sudden sounds.
By the age of three months, they began to know how to wave at objects or reach for hanging objects. Anything they catch could get stuck in their mouth. At this point, choose the toy which are soft, non angular and easy to grasp is most suitable for them.
About 4-month-old babies have reactions to their own names. When they hear sounds, they will respond with sounds, and express happiness and unhappiness with sounds. They will understand an important concept better, that is causality.
By the time they were six months old, they had mastered and manipulated the suspension. They play more actively, reaching for objects, grabbing, dragging, pushing, patting, shaking and squeezing objects.
When babies learn to sit and stand, their visual ability is enhanced, and they will grasp objects or put them in the middle line for research. Although their fine motor skills are not yet mature, they have been able to manipulate objects more freely. They can switch objects from one hand to the other and begin to use their hands freely, such as holding objects in one hand and manipulating them with the other.
As the children at this stage tend to be more extroverted and more flexible, toys are mostly focused on the development of motor skills. At this stage, babies begin to practice standing and walking, develop small muscles of hands, promote coordination between hands and eyes, develop cognitive ability, shape concept, and establish preliminary classification concept.
For example, wooden pull along toys, wooden character and animal toys, wooden musical toys are good aids for children at this stage to learn to explore the world.
Children of this age group have improved hand and finger abilities, like to scribble at will, start to arrange according to figures and colors, and prefer to play role-playing games.
Recommended toys: wooden bead toys, wooden building blocks, jigsaw, crayons, pigments, sports equipment, and wooden role-playing toys, etc.
At this stage, children begin to diversify and enter the stage of asking why. They gradually get used to the collective life in kindergarten, and begin to enjoy the fun brought by rules and order. They are very persistent in some daily life rules and love fantasies. They often invite you to join their fantasy games, such as housewives and seeing a doctor, etc.
It’s a good choice for children in this stage prepare wooden shape puzzle, mini wooden blocks and all kinds of car toys , sports balls, and so on.