Written by Lani Black
This is the stage in your child’s life where his play becomes goal oriented. Your focus should be on baby developmental toys that will allow your child to explore and experiment while at the same time give him a sense of independence.
Your child is gaining a better sense of balance and enjoys improving his fine motor skills. At this time, treasure hunts become ideal for your child because they promote movement (standing, squatting, walking). Some of the greatest baby developmental toys for this age also include classic hands on toys like a pail and shovel or water toys.
Your baby will continue to look at blocks in different ways as he will begin building other things besides just towers and maybe be selective in what colors and shapes he chooses.
This is the stage where your child might start trying to dress himself or his teddy. Part of making your house more kid friendly includes making him more responsible. At this age your child will also begin imitating a lot of your everyday actions. Letting them help in the kitchen or with house chores may not help much with the cleaning, but it will increase his self confidence.
As an added bonus, baby developmental toys such as push or riding toys usually include some kind of storage compartment. This stimulates your child’s independence by allowing him to choose what he wants to carry along and what gets left behind.
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