Early learning toys for babies and toddlers should encourage pretend play, creative play and imaginative play. Through the different forms of play, children develop a wide variety of key skills whilst having fun. As parents ourselves, we have hand-picked our selection of entertaining, educational toys for their beautiful quality, often eco-friendly properties and huge fun factor. Whilst playing with this large array of baby and toddler toys and games your child will develop fine motor skills, counting, language development and communication skills, and when playing with friends and family, social skills.
Your child’s learning journey begins at a young age. A baby begins learning about the world as they look at and reach for objects. They learn object permanence, cause and effect and develop basic motor skills. Once your baby has mastered reaching, grasping, and passing from hand to hand, they require developmental toys that help to stimulate their growing minds. Younger babies still need to practice tummy time to help them with their gross motor skills. From here they start sitting, crawling, standing and walking. Many of our toys have different textures and sounds and can be used to keep your baby entertained in a car seat or high chair.
We have an activity table as well as two different wooden activity cubes. Each brilliantly versatile activity center has a variety of different activities for babies to play with, all aiming to develop different skills. Babies will learn to pull up and stand to play with the different components. These are brilliant toys for helping to reach baby development milestones.
We stock a huge choice of jigsaws and shape sorting puzzles where your developing children will have to work out how shapes fit into holes and together in order to create a picture. The Djeco Croc-nut and Croc-carrot are beautiful first puzzles with wooden knobs that are perfect for little hands, and cute characters to entice children. Moving on from this is the Noah’s ark puzzle that has different shapes to fit together. These puzzle pieces also double as building blocks incorporating a different way to play. For older kids, the animal alphabet jigsaws help them with literacy skills.
The Just B stacking cups are perfect for little ones' hands to hold, explore and build towers with. Your baby will then love knocking them down again. The Djeco 123 Moby and Frogy are a different type of stacking toy as children have to complete shape matching stacking characters on top of shapes in three mini puzzles. The Sevi stacking animals and colours not only encourages pattern matching but colour matching as well.
The beautiful, and ever-popular plan toys beehive and Tidlo sorting cube both have colour matching elements as well as pretend play elements. Children have to match the little bees to their houses or make the animals by matching the colours in the cube. The little wooden bees can be used in multiple games whilst a child has to feed the animals in the sorting cube the correct foods.
Baby and toddler toys should, of course, be fun and entertaining, however, as parents it’s important that our kids are challenged and learn as they play. We believe that this brilliantly large selection of developmental toys all do this.