All children are different and unique yet there are many things that parents deal with around the same time.
0 to 3 months – children like to sleep! Sleep… and sleep. Also they begin to smile. They learn to slightly light up their head from lying on the belly position. When not sleeping they constantly move their hands and legs. Then they are starting to focus on objects and follow them with their eyes.
3 to 6 months – your children will give you more smiles. They can now laugh out loud. They start to roll over and hold their head up. They crawl to reach out for objects and into the mouth it goes! At this time children show pleasure by smiling, cooing and making excited movements. They are starting to learn how to sit.
6 to 9 months – the child can now sit independently. They can now fully roll over. They are able now to hold their bottle. They can crawl very well. They can walk when supported by hands. They can crawl upstairs.
12 -18 months – They can walk on their own now. They can throw a ball. They are able to use a spoon and fork to eat.
18 – 24 months – They can run faster than before. They repeat the words they hear. They are starting to learn their ABC. They can tidy up and clean. They start to use their imagination, they pretend to play. They are now able to say more words. They can do more things by themselves: eating, drinking, changing clothes, play on their own, playing with friends and family,
Types of Children toys for 0-24 months:
- Sorting & Stacking Toys – stands out from all range of children books as it is interactive and teaches morals. It includes life stories/history account/fables etc. Even if you are not a Christian – you still will find it interesting.
- Cardboard Books – aimed at youngest children (1-3 years old), made of cardboard, the pages of these books are of thick paperboard and have a glossy finish to withstand wear and tear. This is done because infants can chew, throw down and dribble on these books.
- Kids’ Indoor Climbers & Play Structures – they include tales that have been passed down through generations through verbal storytelling or personal stories coined by authors. They are aimed explicitly towards explaining the different aspects of life and usually contain a morals in the end.
- Bathtub Toys – are ideal for toddlers. They help teach children to identify the letters, remember them and understand that these letters are used in the language that they speak.
- Push & Pull Baby Toys – have playful rhyming words which enable children to develop an awareness of phonemes. They are fun to read and rhymes are easy to remember.
- Baby Rattles & Plush Rings – they are non-fiction books and usually are written about topics that children naturally have an interest in: animals, food, colors, vehicles, seasons and sports.
- Interactive books – books that read themselves, that encourage children to perform some activities, that combine audio and visual interactive material making it very entertaining to spend time.
At number 1
Sorting & Stacking Toys
WHY: teach morals
Eternal and well known stories and fables about the flood, the garden of Eden, the tower of Babel, Joseph’s dreams, Daniel in the Lions’ den, Jonna and the big fish, Jesus born in a stable, the good Samaritan, the storm on the sea and Jesus walking on water – all these stories are filled with hope, love and faith. Your children will love to hear you read to them as well as the illustrations and the message behind them – the Loving God who takes care of people.
At number 2
Baby cardboard books
WHY: teach basics
Cardboard books are usually the first books you can use for introducing printed media into the lives of your children. They are colorful, durable and great for learning first words or notions. Also these can be of help while feeding as they attract attention and the hands are busy. Click on the picture below to get into Amazon page of the product.
At number 3
Kids’ Indoor Climbers & Play Structures
WHY: physical activity
I think that having baby indoor gym is a great solution for your child to have an area where you can know that they will be engaged and “safe” while you are close by cooking a meal or reading a book (if it is whatever possible – LOL – just my dreams). Having indoor baby gym is a great idea for both the big houses and small ones. Plus, it helps children to develop physically, so your little one will stay entertained for a little while longer when staying indoors.
At number 4
WHY: learn basics skills
Learn alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes etc. These books are definitely in every children’s’ home library. And children enjoy they as they like learning new things.
At number 5
Push & Pull Baby Toys
WHY: introduction to the world two legs
Baby walker or otherwise called mobile activity center is a great invention to engage your baby at the time they actively explore the world – I mean when they start standing up and make first steps. It is good for both the baby’s safety as well as your home safety and your peace of mind.
At number 6
Baby Rattles & Plush Rings
WHY: structured info about this world
These cover a lot of topics in almost every sphere of interest. They cover books about dog breeds, dinosaurs, flowers, cooking etc. There can be big encyclopedias as well as thematic ones. Just observe what do your children like and get several books of this kind, great for presents.
At number 7
WHY: they are durable and fun
Cardboard books are usually the first books you can use for introducing printed media into the lives of your children. They are colorful, durable and great for learning first words or notions. Also these can be of help while feeding as they attract attention and the babies hands are busy. Interactive books sing, play music, read themselves, have pop up elements, hidden windows and rooms, special activities included. Click on the picture below to get into Amazon page of the product.
What would you suggest to add up to this list of