Toys Blog #1: Infants & Toddlers

Toys for children need to match their stages of development and emerging abilities. This blog series will provide valuable information about what toys are typically best for each age of development. Keep in mind that each child develops at their own pace, so some suggestions for younger children might also be appropriate for older children.

At Vivvi, we have built a curriculum around the multiple stages of development and have mapped what should be expected for our youngest learners. See how Vivvi does this under the philosophy section of our website:

The best toys for infants are ones that have contrasting colors for developing eyes, textures for practicing grip, and soothing sounds for relaxing. Since infants explore the world with their five senses, when choosing toys, please make sure they have no loose parts and are safe to chew.

Some recommendations include:

  1. Black, White & Red Infant-Stim Clip Along High Contrast Flash Cards Baby

  2. Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Toy

  3. Sleep Sheep

  4. Multi-Sensory Teething Rattle

  5. Skip Hop Baby Treetop Friends Activity Gym/Playmat