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Why Dolls Play is so Good for Child Development

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The doll is one of those toys which has been around for generations, and continues to delight boys and girls alike. There are so many good reasons for your little ones to play with dolls (boys and girls)…read on to see why Dolls help to develop your child’s cognitive, fine motor and self- help skills, as they act out care routines and dress the doll. The developmental benefits in terms of speech and language go without saying – your toddler can learn body parts, types of clothing, and can practice their language skills while playing. Children use play to understand their world. Doll play helps… Read More »

What Makes a Toy Educational?

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            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 »

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