Developing, musical and interactive toys for children from 1 year old
Many parents ask their new baby toys to make him feel happy. A year later, the box can be packed to the full with all sorts of entertainment. But, to the surprise of adults, they often do not attract crumbs. Therefore, the question arises as to what toys should be purchased for 1 year old kids, so that they are interesting to him, and useful, and how many should they be?
What should be a toy?
Usually in the toy arsenal of each crumb there are many plush animals, such as rabbits, elephants, giraffes and others. More often they are designed to simply attract the child's attention and cheer him up. But it is known that from the very beginning of the baby the kid begins to learn the world, therefore the toys that surround him should help him in this. In addition, properly selected entertainment allows the child to enrich his knowledge. But at the same time, these toys do not just have to develop, but also be interesting for crumbs. That is why such an acquisition should be considered. Also toys for children from 1 year should be safe. There are several criteria that are important to consider when choosing:
- There should be no small parts that the baby can break off and swallow.
- The material from which the toy is made should not be toxic.
- Absence of sharp details.
- The diameter is at least 4 cm in diameter.
- Paint should not be lying.
What do kids like to do?
What toys after 1 year are needed for the child to develop it? The answer to this question directly depends on what the kids prefer to do at this age. For about 12 months, parents are looking forward to the first steps. With the help of toys, you can induce your child to this action. In addition, it should be remembered that one-year age is the period when a child is attracted to new sounds that produce an unusual object for him when pressed, but they should not be too sharp and loud. He also likes to check everything himself - to disassemble, open, fold, push. Therefore, toys must include these functions. When a crumb can walk independently, toys for children from 1 year can become even more diverse. He can pull or push a cat on wheels, a car, a duck, or something like that. It is interesting for him to observe how the toy puts out a tongue, paws, or closes-opens its eyes. The interest of crumbs will increase if the object produces sounds.
The role of parents
To toys for children from 1 year carried away the child, he needs to first show what can be done with this or that subject. For example, adults in a soft form explain that it is possible to pour a sand or a snowball into the bucket. Or, showing a bright cockerel, you can tell where he has a comb, a beak and a tail. The Kid will look at these details with interest. If a child tears something off the toy, an adult can not scold him. It is also important to know that during this period babies can play with one subject for a long time, for example, they can add cubes nearby. The adult can take part accurately and show the crumb that you can do with this toy (add objects to the car body, put on each other).
Very useful when toys for children from 1 year include not just dolls and cars, but also books. Often starting from about eight months old kids are interested in this subject. Today, many books have been created that are suitable for a one-year-old. Looking through the crisp bright illustrated pages, you need to tell him who is depicted here, what he likes to do and what sounds he is making. You can also ask the kid where the cat or other familiar characters are drawn. There are books with short rhymes or only with drawings. Also children are carried away by small tales about animals. For this age it is better to buy books with good cardboard pages, which are convenient for scrapbooking.
Since children like all kinds of sounds, you can purchase suitable musical toys from 1 year. It can be a small drum with chopsticks. Show the crumb how to extract sounds from it, and the kid will be delighted with delight, knocking, enjoying. Alternative to the drum can be other instruments, such as children's piano, maracas, xylophone or tambourine. You can try to teach the crumb to blow in the whistle or buy him a metalophone, which produces simple melodies, if you hold it with a stick. Also today there are singing dolls, animals, mobile phones, cars or trains, which are no less exciting for kids.
For children, it is important that in the toy sound is only released after pressing (blow, etc.), this is what causes the crumb to continue to explore a new subject for him. Such pastime helps to correctly form the cause-effect relationships. In addition, musical toys allow you to develop in the crumbs of auditory memory and a sense of rhythm. If the melody is calm and quiet, the crumb will be fascinated by it.
From an early age, the kids start training, and parents can help them in this. For this, you can pick up suitable toys (developing) from 1 year. Such entertainments include pyramids, which are folded to the size of rings or in color, frameworks-liners, pins, laces, serpentines, sorters. All this forms in the crumbs logical thinking, the concept of the color scale, the forms of objects. In addition, such necessary toys in 1 year bring up in children curiosity and attention. An excellent option may be a bright matryoshka. Show the crumb how it unfolds and how it is assembled. Such a game develops in the child not only logic, but also memory, and motor skills.
But in addition to the usual for us pyramids and puzzles, there are more specific educational toys. They are aimed at teaching the baby in a certain area. For example, they allow him to learn about geometric figures (mosaic-locomotive "Geometric") or about numbers and time (mosaic "Clock"). Also there are colorful maze-serpentines in the form of different animals. The purpose of the baby is to move the balls of various sizes by wire. In the course of this, the crumbs develop logic and minor mathematics. Since they love to break, they can give building blocks, from which they will build towers and gladly destroy them.
An important part of the development of the baby is the formation of his imagination and creativity. It is interactive toys from 1 year helping crumbs develop these areas. More often here are cute little animals who can repeat words, sing lullabies and tell tales. Also there are similar interactive books that are accompanied by songs, highlights and stories. From year to year, interactive boards and carpets have been developed specifically for children. They can be depicted animals, numbers or letters that emit the appropriate sound, introduce the baby to the world around him, and also teach the child to speak.
Toys for boys
It has long been believed that machines, robots, designers are the attributes of boys. But the facts show that in their early childhood they are no less interested in playing with dolls and puppies, which is considered natural. There are also other toys for boys. 1 year is the age when a son can become interested in anything. But let's start with the dolls, what should they be?
Firstly, this toy should be small in size and not to exceed 45 cm in height. A larger doll will seem uncomfortable to a toddler. Also the material should be soft. For example, the face and handles are made of rubber, and the body is made of fabric. In addition, if your baby is not two years old, the doll should not hang his hair. It is better if it is in a cast cap or with a rubber top. A child of three years old can already be interested in playing with doll hair, combing them, tie them up and take care of them.
"Animal" for crumbs
When the baby grows up a little, he may want new toys. The boy, 1,5 years old when he is fulfilled, may be interested in soft little animals made of fabric, foam rubber, fur or rubber. It is better, if such characters will be already familiar to him from books, fairy tales, cartoons. Also, it can be animals that he met in life (of course, if they are not afraid of their crumbs). When the child is a little older, he will be interested in exotic animals that are not found in everyday life (elephant, giraffe, zebra). At about two years old the carapace begins to distinguish beasts from the pictures and toys and to understand that they are not alive. At this time, you can show the crumbs of clockwork animals. But you need to explain that they are not alive, otherwise the kid may be scared.
Of course, in addition to dolls and animals, the son wants to play machines, tractors and locomotives. Such toys for boys 1 year and older are absolutely appropriate. It is noted that the most suitable machines are those that have a small and not a small size. Well, if it's a van, you can open the door so that the little one can look in and out again. This machine will be able to cause your son's new and new interest.
Doll for the daughter
Everyone knows from childhood that there are special toys for girls. 1 year is the time when the daughter can be introduced to the dolls. Already in a year and a half, the crumb can actively play with this toy, she will take care of her, lulling, feeding and dressing up. Parents should take into account that the pupa must correspond to the age of the child. The younger the girl, the easier the toy. In a year and a half a child should have a peer-to-pea doll, that is, a regular puppet does not exceed 50 centimeters in length. The girl will be more comfortable playing them if it is soft to the touch (from rubber or fabric), and the handles and legs will move. At this age the baby perceives the doll simply as a toy or as an object and does not compare it with the image of a person. After another half a year you can buy a pupa, which has its eyes closed and which can make sounds. These aspects will help the girl make the game more meaningful. By the age of three, the daughter begins to portray her caring mother in her games, so her collection of toys can be replenished with a "crockery," "hospital," or a wheelchair.
Entertainment for girls and boys
It is interesting that toys for girls of 1 year differ little from those that are bought by boys. Children of this age can equally be carried away by pups, little animals, books, drums, typewriters. In addition, for the development of crumbs it is desirable to purchase an easy ball, which he can play. So the child will develop a response, physical ability and agility.
If possible, it's a good idea to give your child a rocking toy, on which he can sit on horseback. It can be a horse, a motorcycle, a typewriter or a donkey. Such entertainment helps the child in physical development.
You can also pamper your crumb if you buy him toys for bathing. It can be fish, ducks, turtles and other merry animals that will make aquatic procedures fascinating.
Only in 2.5 years there are differences between the way a girl plays and how the boy is having fun. For example, a girl often begins to mess around with dolls and soft toys, and the boy is more likely to design or somehow display "male" interests in a different way. Even if the boy continues to play with the doll, he often rides her in a car or raises a house for her, while the girl plays with a puppy "in the family."
Number of toys
Often, to entertain his baby, parents buy him more and more new toys. But how many of them should be, that they really served their purpose, and not dusted because of uselessness? Of course, much depends on the interests, needs and age of the child. It must be remembered that it is wrong to buy a toy just because you liked it, or because "you do not yet have it." At each stage of the development of the baby, select only a few necessary items that will help you to take leisure crumbs and help in its formation. The abundance of toys renders "a disservice". The crumb begins to get distracted, becomes distracted, and also does not appreciate them. With age, this can affect his negligent attitude towards things. If the child is very small, in the field of his visibility there should be some toys. As the number of objects grows, he learns to compare them, but his box should not be filled with any unused entertainment.