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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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