What Makes a Toy Educational?


            This article featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Your Baby: Nicole Hilburn, paediatric physiotherapist and owner of Brightbeans Toys, has the following recommendations per age group Which toys at what age? Baby A baby develops rapidly in all areas in his first year– cognitive, language, sensory, and gross and fine motor skills. From a play perspective, he won’t have great control of his hands. He’ll enjoy toys with different textures, attractive and bright colours or patterns that stimulate visual development, and interesting shapes and objects to explore. Most things go into the mouth for exploration, as the baby gets more information this way than though his hands because his fine… Read More »

Our first blog on…..what else but child development!

Brightbeans_Child Development

Welcome to the Brightbeans blog! We have started this blog as a place to share thoughts and information, latest news and most importantly to hear from you! We hope to cover topics like child-development, great toys, parenting challenges and anything else you want to talk about! Ask The Experts – If you have questions on child-development, please add your comments or send us a note here. We’d love to hear from you and our team of child-development experts will do their best to answer any specific questions you have.     For our very first post we wanted to talk to something that is close to… Read More »