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Toys are fun and are an important part of any child's development. Toys for infants often make use of distinctive sounds, bright colors, and unique textures. Through play with toys infants begin to recognize shapes and colors. Click here to know more

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Stacking Cups and Rings as Toddler Toys By Chris Peace

Educational value of stacking toddler toys Stacking toddler toys are perhaps the simplest and most basic form of toddler toys. Every toddler is bound to have at least a couple of sets of these. Whether they are cups, blocks or rings, all of these serve the same purpose is developing a toddlers mental skills. They encourage problem solving, recognition of shapes and sizes, reasoning, colour recognition etc. These stacking toddler toys are educational at many different levels. At the basic level, they can be used as tools to help a toddler recognise different shapes, sizes and colour. At a more advanced level they can be used to learn numbers, the alphabet and even to construct shapes. Guidelines to buying good stacking toddler toys The number of cups / blocks / rings is the most crucial. If you want to facilitate learning through these toddler toys then it is necessary that the sets contain at least 5 or more cups / rings / blocks. Most sets available in the market have between 6 to 9 cups / rings / blocks. Ensure that the stacking toys are made of good non toxic materials and are solid colours, preferably one solid colour per item. This will make colour recognition easier for the child. You could also look for stacking toddler toys that have pictures on them; these will help in the recognition of shapes etc. This could also be introduced at a later stage. Basic stacking toddler toys Basic stacking toddler toys are available in plastic, wood and even fabric. The most common form of these toys are rings, cups and block. These basic stacking sets are great learning aids for toddlers. Stacking sets are also available in fabric. These are great for babies as they are soft and very attractive. However they do not make for great play value as most of these fabric sets are not available in flat colours. The materials that they are made of are generally multi coloured and hence it becomes difficult for a child to differentiate. Advanced stacking toddler toys
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Apart from the basic stacking toddler games, there are also advanced stacking toddler games. These kinds of toddler games encourage problem solving and have great educational value. Stacking toddler games are basically those where each piece represents a particular part of the stack. For example, if the whole stacking toddler toy represents a creature then each individual part will represent a body part of that creature. This sort of toddler toy also ensures motor skill development in your child. These kind of toddler toys are also the make and break kinds that will give your child endless hours of joy as he or she constructs and reconstructs the stacking toddler toy over and over. Care must be taken to ensure that these kinds of stacking toys do not have any small parts that can be detached or easily swallowed by the child. Also ensure that the toys are made of durable materials are toddler can get quite rough if they have to break something. Smalltime Child offers a great selection of Toddler Toys. Visit us on the web at for our entire collection!

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The Right Toddler Toys For Your Child's Overall Development By Rachel Nunez

The toddler years of a child are very important years for development. It is during this time that your child will experience everything first hand since he can now walk and do things on his own. The skills develop during these years affects future development therefore it is best to start early. The only way that toddlers will learn is through play. Therefore, as parents, you have to provide your toddler with appropriate toddler toys for his optimum development. You might be wondering what type of toys you should provide your toddler in this crucial stage of his development. Basically, you should give him toys that are age-appropriate and allows the development of his physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and language skills. Toddlers develop in stages, which is why you have to be very precise when giving them the toys that will make them enjoy without compromising their safety. The toddler age is the time when children are able to walk on their own. Thus, a toddler will be more curious about the world around him and will become more active and independent than before. The heightened preference for physical activities such as running, crawling, and jumping improves the gross motor skill of a child. For physical development, toys that allow free movement such as push/pull toys, climbing toys, slides, rocking toys, and balls are perfect for your child. You shouldn't really worry so much if the hand-eye coordination of your toddler isn't that fine tuned yet because with the right toddler toys, it will be developed eventually. Stacking toys, blocks, construction toys, and other art and craft activities are some of the toys that will develop fine motor skills. The toddler age is also the time when your child will prefer to play alone or in parallel to other children of his age. You can encourage him to share his toys though so that he will be able to improve his social skills. Toys like cars, trains, and stuffed toys are those which can be shared with other kids. Language development is another milestone in your child's toddler stages. The good news here is that any toy can be used for language development since the success of which primarily lies on you as a caregiver. You have to spend enough time with your toddler to talk to them during play. Story books are perfect for this endeavor although plastic figures, i.e. animals, can also be used to tell a story. Construction toys should also be provided to encourage your child's creativity and imagination. When a child is playing with these toys, it is best to leave them alone so that they can be in their own imaginative world. Brain development is also ideal at this age which is why it can really be helpful to provide your toddler with educational toys. These educational toddler toys will help the child to master certain concepts and skills needed for the future. Stacking rings, jigsaw puzzles, shape sorters, and building blocks are some of the toys that can be given for this undertaking. For more tips and information about Toddler Toys, check out

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