The best toys for kids should be able to fulfill the fun element during playtime as well as providing the right amount of comfort and perhaps some learning that promotes child development. Here’s a review of toys that serve these purposes.
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VTech – Rhyme and Discover Book
VTech – Rhyme and Discover Book is designed for children of age six and above for mind stimulation. On tabs of the pages, there are three light-up character buttons that can be activated by pressing and seven popular nursery rhythms is included for playing. In addition to the bright color and music note buttons at the side of the book, there are four movable pieces that children can play with as entertainment. For preserving battery life, there is an automatic shut-off provided. The durable toy allows all day playing and whenever needed, the volume can be adjusted for quieter play. In order to encourage playing, thinking and learning, age-appropriate vocabulary and nursery rhymes as well as familiar animal names and sounds are introduced to the young children when playing. The sing-along songs cultivate verbal skills and with the familiar sing-along melodies, parents will be able to engage parent-child interaction effectively. While the twinkling lights and vibrant colorful graphics are set to attract baby’s attention, gross motor development and fine motor development can be achieved via the turning of pages and sliding of buttons.
However, some may feel that the product is over-stimulating with all these lights and sounds. Also, for the songs, only the first part contains vocals as the remaining of the songs were instrumentals.
Manhattan Toy Winkel
Manhattan Toy Winkel is a mesmerizing maze with safe, teethable plastic loop that is suitable for kids of 0 to 24 months. The continuous tube is safe and perfect for a teething baby to chew on as they curiously explore and develop their jaw exercises. The stunning color of the perennial toy gives a lively feel causing the babies to be engaged and amused by the responsive rattle of the toy. This Winkel is manufactured with PI tubing and does not contain PVC or BPA, thereby safely meeting the requirement by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the European Union (EN71). Hence, parents are rest assured that the toy can be safely refrigerated to produce a soothing teether for growing babies.
The slim ring can fit well into the small mouth of babies and the loops are very convenient to take outside without fearing of it being accidentally falling onto the ground. Easily grasped and hold, the toy is helpful for developing two-handed play and training hand-eye coordination as well. However, the rattle of the toy tends to get stuck easily.
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Corn Popper
With balls strike plastic dome, the Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Corn Popper creates a fun Poppity-Pop sound and action. The sturdy design is perfect for beginning walkers who are learning to explore around. While encouraging walking, the popping with colorful balls is set to entertain the children through the counting and visual tracking. It is definitely a classic toy to keep baby engaged without scratching the floor.
Anyway, it must be noted that the children should be able to walk on their own when using this toy as it is not a walker. A child’s creativity and imagination can be stimulated as the toy can be played with in a variety of ways by thinking of it as a vacuum cleaner, lawn mower, popcorn machine and much more. Despite the noisiness that may come from it, this classic toy does promise a lot of fun.
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Are you looking for an educational fun toy, a chewable play toy or popping toy that promotes healthy creativity? Whichever toys you buy for your kids, careful consideration should be taken according to your baby needs.