15 toys for baby's first year - Mama OTMama OT. Is it not completely overwhelming how many toys are available for little babies?!
How is a parent to know which ones are good and which ones are a waste of money? Yes, every baby has different likes and dislikes, so just because your little one goes ga-ga over a certain toy doesn’t mean mine necessarily will. But isn’t there a way to narrow down the choices? Yes. As a mom who is nearing the end of baby’s first year and as an occupational therapist who is always looking for toys that will promote children’s overall development (specifically their fine motor, cognitive, gross motor, oral motor, self-help, and language skills), I decided to take a look at today’s popular toys and create a list for you.
Baby Development. Things to Do With Baby - Baby Activities - Birth to Age Two. You know it’s important to play with your baby -- the right kind of play isn’t just fun, it’s also interesting, educational and a bonding experience.
But figuring out how to interact with a scrunched-up newborn and how to happily occupy an unruly 14-month-old are their own unique challenges. That’s why we came up with this handy guide, covering activities for babies (and toddlers) from birth to age two. Just one thing before you read: Babies develop at different rates.