Archive for July, 2012
Children have a strong interest in toys, which build children a bridge to understand the environment. Therefore, preparing the appropriate toys for babies of the right age is very important. We choose toys based on the characteristics and mental development of the baby. According to the characteristics of babies 12 to 18 months, we recommend four categories of toys, and teach you how to guide them to play and to reach what kinds of expected effect.
Firstly, in order to choose an appropriate toy, parents have to learn about the development characteristics of babies 12 to 18 months. Generally, it is the critical period of learning to walk, at this time most babies learn to walk, or even walk very steady, and even some children can learn to run, go up stairs by their own, will learn their own to kick the ball, throwing the ball.
First of all, toys promote the improvement of sensory ability. Perception is the main way for baby to know things outside and increase knowledge. Toys with exaggerated appearance, bright colors stimulate baby through various senses. In playing with toys, children contact with toys with different textures and enhance sensory sensitivity and observation, and promote perception capability. Parents should create rich environment with toys at home for baby, pay attention to perception characteristics of toys like size, colors, and shapes. In process of playing with toys, parents should strengthen baby perception guidance. For example, let baby “jump” to pick the apples.
Second, toys promote baby language development. Toy itself is a tool for baby to express himself, also a more handy “language” for them. Toys like a wordless book leave learners large self-construction and imaginary space, stimulate baby’s desire for expression and create a suitable language for baby free expression.