Saturday, February 25, 2012

Toys Suitable for the One Year Old Baby

First, kinds of balls easy to grasp and made of soft materials such as rubber, plastic or foam etc.; sound toys, slides, baby carriage, small pulling cars, toy telephone, small xylophones, small drums, metal pots, and metal plates, squeaky rubber toys and not easily torn cloth books.

Second, animal toys, inflatable tumblers, pull toys with music or voice, beat toys, large dolls, stuffed toys, toys can push and pull such as small cars, durable plastic cups, bowls, funnels and measuring spoon.

Third, foam pigment, simple puzzle games, simple building models, old magazines, baskets, esophageal or containers with lids, modeling clay, activity toys, such as small toy truck or toy train, working tools, kitchenware, puppet of varieties of roles, toy animals or dolls suitable for hug.

Fourth, choose some hands-on toys, such as tableware toys, small toys that allow baby to put into baskets, boxes, and take out; or provide some bottles or boxes with lid, let the child to open and cover.

Fifth, buying some sets of stacking towers, bowls, let the child to take apart and then set up, according to the order of sizes.

Sixth, balls, play balls can exercise body. One year old child could start to play balls, first playing small patting ball. Next is a small play volleyball, small football, badminton, playing with hands or kicking.

Seventh, blocks: in the process of playing blocks, children understand the graphics, learn the correct classification, improve their thinking skills and promote their intellectual development. Children can first classify blocks by various standards of colors, shapes or sizes, and then arrange them into complex games.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The functionality of Educational Baby toys

Parents always tend to buy toys beyond the range of baby age in order to make children happier, or more rapid intellectual growth. But to buy toys beyond the age range and with multiple functions is not necessarily to please children. Sometimes children will fail to use and generate fear in the heart or suffer a setback, thus reducing the child's ability and willingness to learn. Now a lot of smart toys fully take into account the ease of operation. Simple toys can subtly cultivate children's habit of learning and exploration, and let constantly have sense of achievement enhance children's self-confidence. Therefore, it is important for parent to consider the functionality of toys while buying educational baby toys.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How to Help the Baby Form Correct Concept

babies' brain growth has the same speed of light. External stimulation more frequent, more intense, nerve cell development faster, while the baby is born, he is helpless and cannot change the surrounding environment.

Very young babies cannot concentrate and require a lot of encouragement and stimulation. So, constantly changing the objects baby can see is particularly important. We can hang colored chain within baby's vision and stimulate the development of baby eyesight. 24 colored chains of 6 colors can help baby build concept of classification by color.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

0 to 6 Years Old Baby's Spatial Intelligence Development

Spatial intelligence is eye's sensitivity of relationships between space and lines, colors, shapes, and third dimension, and able to presented these received visual messages in brain. Visual - spatial intelligence is the integrate capability of observation, image force, sense of beauty, sense of space, sense of direction and a variety of capacities. People with outstanding spatial intelligence accumulate large amounts of visual and spatial images in the brain, to provide materials for development of imagination and creativity, easier to understand the more abstract point, line, plane and other plane geometry and solid geometry theories, and generally excellent in mathematics in future. They will also have a good sense of direction, space, color, lines, and in daily life able to remember road and people easily, have good grasp of visual elements, and perform better in drawing, construction, molding, clothing and graphics memory and future career tends to design kind of work.

Children of weaker spatial capability have lower master degree of spatial orientation and other visual elements. Spatial intelligence is in charge of occipital region of the brain, and the development of occipital region concentrates on 0 to 6 years old. Therefore, purposely stimulation and development of baby 0 to 6 years old contribute to spatial intelligence, allow baby more keen observation and learning more responsive. If parents want to know whether baby has excellent spatial intelligence development, you can observe his daily behaviors. The following are six characters of excellent spatial intelligence.

First, like beautiful pictures, colors, and easy to be attracted, this means children already have sensitivity and rough distinguish ability to pictures and colors.

Second, like to use building blocks and clay to shape ideas in mind. This means that baby already has enough space structure ability and could bring virtual ideas into real life.

Third, like to graffiti, try matching of different colors, and use pictures to express their inner thoughts. In graffiti, children can express their thoughts through combination of lines. Children love graffiti usually able to establish a complete space concept.

Fourth, love and be good at puzzles and combined toys. Excellent puzzle ability requires strong line and color sensitivity.

Fifth, have great sense of direction. Baby able to recognize prominent marks immediately in places visited several times, and can quickly identify directions in a strange place.

Sixth, be good at "maze", "look around" and other puzzle games. This means that children already have certain logical thinking ability.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Useful Tips for Choosing Baby Inflatable Toys

Inflatable toys are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) films by high-frequency welded, after inflation showing a variety of shapes. The majority styles are animals, and other water toys like toy swimming ring. The using objects of Inflatable toys are mainly infants and young children. When the child was born two months later, you can pick some colorful inflatable balls, hanging in the bed in order to exercise the child's vision. In addition, also choose a number of exaggerated animal toys for kids to touch and play. Only when children grow up to one year, can you choose some sort of water inflatable toys. The following are some tips for choosing inflatable toys.

First, Modeling choices: choosing inflatable toys is first to meet the child's interest in shape. For infants less than 12 months, mainly choose toys of bright colors, large size and smooth shape, such as colored ball, ducks, goldfish, etc. The selection of these animals should pay special attention to the color of their eyes and funny. When a child is 1 year later, you should pick some realistic animal shapes, and even animals terrifying, to cultivate children's spirit of courage. In the selection of inflatable water toys, in addition to swimming circle, also select some water animals such as ducks, swans, goldfish etc.

Second, Seal check: the key to quality of inflatable toys is the sealing performance. First of all, lay out the uninflated toy to observe whether the prints are clear and beautiful, whether the chromatography of the main parts is accurate, surface has no other stains or yellowing. Welding seams between each film shall be uniform, evenly melted without wrinkling and swelling on the skin has occurred.

Third, check whether it can be filled with air. When charge pump into the air or by other means, the toy should be showing a full shape, and be able to stand steady on the desktop instead of rickety. Some toys may focus on center of gravity, after adjustment, tilt should be not obvious. Surface of inflated toys should be smooth and no obvious depression and wrinkles. Gently press toys with hand, and the gas nozzle on the ear, should not hear the leak sound. Inflatable toys remain standing 5 minutes to observe whether there is the apparent deformation or standing firm. When the above checks are normal, you can pull the gas nozzle plugs, put the toy natural gas, if not pressing with hand, its internal air should be able to maintain a part, rather than a sudden total discharge.

Toys Suitable for Development of 0 to 1 Year Olds

There are different standards choosing toys for baby at different stages. Toys being musical, colorful, sturdy, non-toxic, health and easy to play will benefit baby's perception, action, as well as physical and mental development. This article provides you with the following tips to choosing toys for baby 0 to 1 year old.

Birth - 3 months

At this stage, baby's hearing and vision begin to focus and can pay short time attention to colorful toys. Mothers should hang big colored balls, bells and flag etc. on the top of baby with height of 40-70 centimeters. Change the suspension position of toys constantly and attract baby's attention from all directions.

4 - 6 months

At this stage, baby's eyesight will be caught by moving toys or walking people and has directional response to sound. Hands begin to learn to grip suspension toys and play with toys. Baby this time is busy seeing, listening, griping and weaving hands. Therefore, parents should select toys colorful, sound, non-toxic, can bite, and easy to grip. Let baby watch chandeliers, hanging spin toys, rattle bell with a handle, non-toxic rubber toys, cloth toys, entertainment toys for watching, such as tumbler, baby piano, panda drums and other mobile toys.

7 - 9 months

Baby at this stage can already sit alone, learn to climb, use hands-eye coordination ability to grip, weave thing, and beat toys, especially prefer to throw things on the ground and pick up. After 8 months, baby has begun to identify the nature of toys, know how to play toys, such as to hug doll, beat drum, and roll the ball. Baby this time should sit or crawl on the bed to play. There are lots of toys for baby at this stage such as rattle bell, blocks, doll, stacking bowl, small drum, bells, piano, and ball, etc. let him play in front of the small table. In order to train the baby crawling, parents should choose some moving toys, such as plastic ball, balls and small moving cars and other toys to attract crawling babies to catch and chase.

10 - 12 months

Baby at this stage has been able to crawl skillfully and learn to stand and walk. Baby can also pick up bead with thumb and index finger. Toys selected this time should be able to help baby learn to walk such as baby walker, small handcart, pull toys, balls and animals, and other toys training fingers such as building blocks, roll collar, small tableware, hollow wooden plug, and dolls.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Playing silly putty inspiring baby imagination

Plasticine, the ever-changing modeling clay, like Harry Potter's Philosopher's Stone, make the baby's childhood more colorful. It benefits children from the following several aspects.

First, strong shaping and restoring ability

Plasticine has strong shaping and restoring flexibility. Compared to the other toys, plasticine is much more economic and resistant to destroy. So when parents are buying, they usually give the baby a can of silly putty to play alone. This makes the baby busy with playing, think freely and also make their little hands more and more flexible.

Second, open the door of imagination for the baby

In the beginning of play plasticine, even rubbing a long coarse stick with modeling clay will be an extraordinary work for the baby. They may imagine the stick as a long worm, a snake, or a chopstick, etc. Under the guidance of parents, the baby will complete doing a hemp flowers, a snail, a noodle, a fish etc. which greatly develop their imagination and improve their confidence.

Third, cultivate divergent thinking

For the 2 to 3 year olds, their self-awareness begins to increase. The plasticine being flexible, parents should let the baby full play himself and show the aggressively creation. Offer some auxiliary materials for the baby when it is necessary, such as toothpicks, feathers, promote the baby using his brains, better foster their divergent thinking.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

How to Develop Baby's Musical Intelligence

A clinical trial showed that to the premature in a restless state, playing smoothing music has the comforting effect. Some studies have pointed out that someone saying or playing an instrument can attract the attention of a two month baby immediately. When the baby is five months old, this attention can maintain one hour and a half. Music can not only comfort baby, but also develop intelligence. This article will introduce the following six ways to help you train a smart baby.

First, listen to familiar music. The music infant listened to during antenatal training must be reviewed, and pay attention to the warm expression on baby face. Parents should regularly sing to the baby, play familiar music to maintain the positive impact of antenatal training.

Second, listen to different music in different scenes. Baby bath time play cheerful music; laughing and amusing together with baby play gaiety game song; strolling in the park with the baby in a small car play songs singing the spring; seeing the baby dance play beautiful dance music. Thus the baby can have difference vision and auditory feel and rich the relationship between scene and music.

Third, play fixed music while baby doing passive exercise. In a passive exercise, playing the same piece of music in a certain period of time can help baby to remember what actions to do in each piece of music. Thus the passive exercise would turn to active gymnastics listening to music.

Fourth, encourage baby to make sound. When the baby is very happy, you can record his sound and repeated playback. Many voices in daily life, such as tap flushing sound, the voice of the wind blowing the leaves, cat call and dog bark, can be recorded and play again, for your baby to imitate.

Fifth, play with musical toys. Baby likes toys that can sound, such as bell flower sticks, small bells, music boxes, musical tumbler, beating drums, musical rotary disk, especially musical boxes that can play children songs automatically. Children like to control these musical toys to play music and gradually be familiar with the music.

Finally, there should be fixed time listening to classical music in family, 10 to 15 minutes a day, choose short, sprightly and serene music. Baby boy prefers more passionate music, such as Schumann's "happy farmer ", Mozart's "Turkish March", Meacham's "patrols march" and Beethoven's Minuet in G major.

The Most Suitable Toys for Children

Children don't need to have too many toys, because it is not necessarily to bring real help to baby's mental and physical development. A good toy should provide children with a variety of ways to play and help baby to build a healthy body. The most suitable toys for babies should meet the following eight requirements.

First, the security is ensured. Toys should be non-toxic and have no sharp edges. The structures of each part should be sturdy and firm. Besides, ensure that the toys exclude harmful chemical composition and should not apply flammable materials. Toddlers and infants should be kept away from small parts or thin lines. Toy makers should ensure that the toys are of high quality and safe. Parents should pay attention to whether the method children play toys can be dangerous.

Second, open toys. Good toys have no limit on methods to play, and children can explore and develop their own ways. Child's character is different from person to person and should be respected. Open toys have no standard fixed playing methods. Therefore, baby will generate different new ideas at each growing stage.

Third, good toys can let children maintain long-term interest. The good toys will let children repeated play with various ways in different points of view. Children are always full of curiosity and they can often find new ways to play.

Four, good toys can stimulate sensory organ. For example, special music, different feel, bright colors, and lovely shapes can stimulate children's vision, auditory, smell and tactile sense. Children can also learn about the basic concepts, such as size, weight, color, balance etc.

Fifth, good toys are designed according to children of different ages. Toys should have differences for different ages and characteristics of children. Children like to play with toys that they can manage. Therefore, parents should buy toys according to marking using age. But if child has better hands-on ability, parents can choose toys with higher difficulty.

Sixth, perfect in workmanship. Good toys are usually made of high quality materials, with attractive design and fine workmanship. If the toy not sturdy enough and is destroyed easily, the child will be disappointed.

Seventh, good toys are able to play with others. Children prefer to play with partners or adults, therefore, good toys enable at least two children to play together. What's more, parents play together with children can promote parent-child interaction.

Eighth, good toys should make the child predominates. Children can learn from the active operation. If a child can gain successful experience from playing with toys, he'll feel a sense of achievement, thus he will be ready to become brave to pursue challenge.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Toys Suitable for 2 to 3 Years Old Children

For 2 - 3 year olds, the cerebral cortex cells metabolism is the most exuberant period, is the sensitive period of psychological development, and is the important period of baby's language development, as well as the critical moment of personality started to form. At this sensitive period, parents should know about the following tips and prepare the appropriate toys for your baby.

First, baby does himself reading. Baby can point to pictures on simple children books out of curiosity or learn under the guidance of mother, and both will be fun for the baby. All the stuff in the books can attract baby's eyes.

Second, story time, when baby cannot yet recognize words, they can rely on mothers to bring then interesting stories. For 2 to 3 year olds, mothers can ask them some related questions when finish this story. From various stories, they can understand what is called sharing, compassion and anger. Repeat words in the books together with baby, they will get more fun.

Third, in the educational toys, there is a kind of sequence picture cards, usually four or six pieces a set. These picture cards have a certain order or plot. For example, order of the four picture cards might be: grass, buds, flowers, withered flowers. For a two years old baby, we can first put the four cards in order, tell him story.

When the baby's language ability develops better, we can put the cards in order and let him tell stories according to the pictures. At first, baby might only tell the content of a single card. We should try to guide baby to link up content of the next picture card. Gradually, baby will be able to put the cards in order correctly and tell the content of story. This game not only trains baby's observation, but also improves his language expression ability.

Apart from the above, stuff, music, art, language, science and nature all these in daily life can stimulate baby's innate curiosity, attract them to explore the surrounding environment, and encourage interaction between parents and children. In addition, Graffiti is the favorite game of children at this stage, no rules, just draw and paint, only random creation.

Finally, lovely Bambi, rabbit, piglet, Winnie the Pooh, and other classic cartoon animals, will bring children to a fairy tale world or to a marvelous forest, to learn the mutual love and help from them.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Preventing Baby Toys from Becoming Infectious Source of HFMD

To reduce the incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease, parents should less take the baby to play in public places in the popular season. Teach baby to develop good health habits, such as wash their hands before meals, should regular disinfect tableware, household items, toys, etc. most of the virus are hidden and carried into the baby toys. This article will give you some tips to prevent baby toys from becoming infectious source of hand foot and mouth disease.

Firstly, sharing or exchanging toys can infect hand, foot and mouth disease. Infectious source of hand, foot and mouth disease is usually patients and healthy virus carriers. The patients' spit, dirty hands, handkerchief, towel, cup, toothbrush, toys, tableware are all infectious. The virus can also spread through cough, sneezing, talking, etc. Therefore, the experts warn parents that children should not be too much exchange toys, the bacteria attached on the toys can sometimes exist for a long time, needing to disinfect with disinfectant or high temperature.

Secondly, children's toys should be disinfected regularly. Through process of production, packaging, transportation and sales and other sectors, new toys are likely to be enterovirus contamination, therefore, they should be given to children after disinfection. To those plush toys, the best way to disinfect is to wash and dry under sunshine. Toys made of plastic and iron should wipe with diluted disinfectant, then clean with water and dry in the sunshine. Toys with complex internal structure, not able to touch liquid can only be exposed in the sunshine. Besides, toys should be disinfected every week. The first thing child to do after coming home is to play toys instead of washing hands. Therefore, parents should let children develop the habit of washing hands before playing toys. Kids' favorite toys often have to take wherever, should be disinfected every day.

Thirdly, parents should pay attention to control children's play time, avoiding reducing the immune system for children playing too fatigue. And the nurseries, kindergartens and other children's collective organization should do morning physical examination, and disinfect daily utensils, tableware, toys, bedding, and toilet.

Finally, to keep children's personal and family health is the key to prevent disease infection. The prevention measures of family include the following six main aspects. First, guide the children to form good habit of washing hands before meals and after using the toilet. Second, do not allow children to drink unboiled water or eat cold food, avoid contact with sick children and bask the bedding and other home supplies. Third, infants using baby bottles, pacifiers should be fully cleaned before and after use. Fourth, parents should not take children to the crowd gather public place during the epidemic period. Fifth, children appear related symptoms in time to medical institutions for treatment.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Categories and Functions of Child Toy

For parents, understanding educational functions of types of toys is very important. According to their functions, toys can be divided into the following five categories:
Social toys
Social toys are the toys for child to imitate, dress up, perform to understand themselves, understand the surrounding environment and the adult world. These toys have a certain theme, is also a kind of theme image toys. Social toys such as: 1) Dolls and other characters, animal figure toys. Young child needs love and be loved, and 1 to 2 pieces of soft image toys, comfortable to hug, makes a good object to talk to, a symbol of emotion and a media of imagination. 2) "Doll House" role-playing props, such as doll furniture, tableware, utensils. 3) Toys playing social institutions, This is toys beyond family theme, understanding the environment around them and absorbing other life experiences, such as school, shops, fire brigade, hospitals, supermarkets and so on. 4) Labor toys reflect the adult work, such as pliers, screw, screwdriver, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and other labor toys.
Cognition toys

Cognition toys refer to toys that help to promote children mental development, inspire intelligence, and improve cognitive capabilities and rich knowledge and experience. This is a type of toys that parents particularly fond to buy. Cognition toys includes: 1) math counting toys, such as calculator, calculation chess, scale and balance. 2) Fan-tan toys, cards and poker. Such as fruit Solitaire, digital boards. 3) Jigsaw puzzle. Such as digital puzzles, animal puzzles, six-sided puzzle. 4) Operational toys. Such as beat toys, structure toys, woven toys, action toys.
Activity toys

Activity toys refer to physical activity toys that make body more flexible. These toys feature emphasis on large muscle activities, namely the use of the neck, torso, arms, legs and other parts of the large muscle coordination ability, toys that play through walking, running, jumping, climb, balance, throwing, etc. As urban living space lacks of natural opportunities to exercise, action development toy for the modern children is very important. Activity toys include: 1) Crawling toys, such as the jungle gym, the bow doors. 2) Rocking toys, such as hobbyhorse, swivel chair, seesaw and so on. 3) Vehicle toys, such as bicycles, handbarrow. 4) Throwing toys. Such as parachute, flying butterflies and so on. 5) Large and small sports equipment toys. Such as slides, swing, swing boats. 6) Ball toys, such as ball, small football, badminton and so on. 7) Running jump toys. Such as pull toys, jump ball, rope, etc.
Scientific toys
Scientific toys refers to toys for young children to observe, manipulate and explore kinds of physical, chemical and other natural phenomena. It can develop children's curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Guide the children to get hands-on experience of science from game, to develop habits of observation and analysis, help children to gain knowledge and experience relevant to daily life. Science toys include beach sand or water fun toys, mirror toys such as kaleidoscope, convex mirror, Balance center of gravity toys such as tumbler, spinning top, magnetic toys, gear toys, wind-driven toys such as kites, windmills and so on.

Language toys
Language toys refer to toys that cultivate children's language ability of listening, speaking, reading and writing, which have great significance for children to rich language environment, to learn the correct pronunciation, to learn speech and language exchanges. Language toys include listening toys, such as listening rotating disk, tape recorders, octave piano etc. and speaking toys, such as puppets, shadow play toys, card reader, learning machines.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How to Select Wooden Toys

Nowadays, wooden toys have become a large category of children toys appeared at toy market. Many parents might have their own principles in choosing children toys. We suggest selecting wooden toys from the following four points of view.


Wooden toys should be made of superior wood with a certain hardness and dryness, such as beech, rubber wood etc. and painted with non-toxic paint color. Baby toys should be painted on the surface with beeswax and food colorants, so that the baby does not occur lead poisoning though biting or chewing it. Each corners and edges of toys, including every hole also should be very smooth, soft, and baby will not be pierced the skin while playing with.


Baby toys should focus on any detailed craftsmanship in design. For example, a jigsaw puzzle, if the wood used is too thin, and takes long time for baby to pull out smaller graphics, he will feel anxious, let alone training flexibility of fingers. In addition, according to studies of experts, the smaller the baby, the more delicate things he likes, so beautiful and exquisite toys can stimulate their interest in hands-on play. Wooden toys taken these aspects into account in the design are very suitable for baby to play.


Some of the wooden toys have been bought by almost every Western parents for the baby, such as the hand grab, puzzle, fan-tan, easy for baby to operate but not feel boring. Adults do not like to repeat an action or a thing, but the baby likes to do repeated things. Wooden toys with sturdy structure and resistance to crash just meet the needs of baby, durable toys with extended life.

Inspire intelligence

Many parents seem to have been used to teaching children to play toys step by step according to the instructions. When buying toys, you might have known what the finished assembly toys looks like, that is to say, we usually mislead the child to complete a project by taking a specified path, rather than to explore their own path, which to some extent limits the creative development of child. Instead of imparting knowledge to the children as a conclusion, we should lead children to search a variety of methods to acquire knowledge. One of the very important roles of toys is to inspire the child's intelligence. A fundamental purpose of selecting toys is to develop the child intelligence and creative ability.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Handmade Toys Suitable for 0 to 3 Year Old Children

0 to 3 years of age is the most critical period of children intellectual development. Parents can produce their own some simple targeted handmade toys to train the ability of children. Play is the nature of the child. The right way raising children 0 to 3 years old is to let them learn in the game and communicate more and play games with the children.

Building block is one of the most suitable toys for young children. A 9 months old baby can sit tight and turn around flexibly. Playing some simple blocks at this stage can not only train the baby's hand-eye coordination ability, but also exercise the finger fine motor skills of the child. For the larger children, plying complex blocks helps to exercise their finger coordination ability and imagination. Parents can produce their own some targeted simple toys to play together with children to promote their intelligence development.

The first handmade toy is fishing, suitable for 1 year to 1 year and a half of children. The materials needed include a few pieces of cardboards (cutting into fish shapes), a number of paper clips ( used as fish hooks), thread, small wooden sticks ( used as fishing rod), magnet (stick together with the cardboard). This fishing game can train the child's comprehensive ability, especially the finger coordination ability and cognitive ability.

The second toy is the handmade pictures, suitable for 1 year and a half to 2 years old children. Materials needed include papers and drawing pencil. Parents can make some targeted pictures. For example, draw a complete horse and a horse lack of one leg, put the two pictures in front of the child and let him point out the difference of these two horses. These strongly targeted pictures can train the child's observation, imbue him the concepts of categories and numbers, and good to the child enlightenment,

The third handmade toy is the golf clubs, appropriate for children over 1 year and a half. Materials include a plastic bottle and a small ball. The mouth of the bottle can be stuffed with newspapers into the cylindrical volume, extending the whole length. This game can train the child's arm strength and hand-eye coordination.

Game is neither simply playing with toys, nor the child's personal thing. Toy is a teaching tool and a real bridge for parents to communicate with children. In addition, singing children songs and playing games such as fan-fan stories are also good choice for parents to develop children intelligence.