If you are a first-time parent, you’d be surprised to know that there are many things to consider when it comes to buying toys. Just because it lights up and makes noise does not necessarily mean it’s a good toy to buy, a parent must also factor in the child’s age and the developmental milestones that they need to meet.
A 6-month old baby is expected to be more mobile- that’s the time when they start to crawl and recognize faces that are familiar. We will be breaking down the best toys to meet normal development.
For language development- Pat the Bunny books
At this age, your baby is starting to develop mimicking skills. Invest time in reading books to your little ones and give them time to make sounds.
For emotional development- Dolls/Stuffed Animals
Okay, hear me out. They’re too young for role plays. However, having dolls or stuffed animals helps provide security for children. As they grow, parents can use their dolls to incorporate social cues and help them practice interacting with others.
For gross and fine motor development- Melissa and Doug Rainbow Stacker
As I mentioned previously, children at 6 months begin to crawl. These rainbow stackers will serve as a goal the child will want to go towards and at the same time, provide a chance for the child to develop and strengthen muscles for movement.