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Best Birthday Present For Early Childhood Development

The first 8 years of a toddler’s life is considered crucial for development. This is the period where they tend to learn the basic yet important things needed for their growth. This includes developing their motor skills, having them differentiate between senses and letting them practice real life activities.

As a parent, one should note that there are proper toys their toddlers can play that can help with early childhood development. Likewise, if you’re someone about to gift a 2-year old a verjaardagscadeau, here are a couple of toys you can give that are fun and helpful for a toddler.

For Fine Motor Skills

Bead Maze A bead maze is a fun toy for toddlers. It encourages them to practice their motor skills and detect color. It teaches them patience as they follow the line with the beads attached. Playing a bead maze toy also helps give them that confidence boost when they’re able to successfully finish the game.

There are many varieties of bead maze toys you can choose from. Remember to pick a sturdy one. Toddlers can get a little frustrated at the start and might throw it around. But with a little guidance from your end, your child will be able to enjoy this toy and learn something new.

Building Blocks

There is no limit to imagination. It is especially interesting to watch as your little one builds whatever they can think of just by using blocks. With simple toys such as building blocks, your child will be able to practice their muscle development and hand-eye coordination.

The toy brand Lego is one example. With the blocks given, kids will be able to tap into their imagination and build anything they can think of. Do note that at their age, bigger blocks are better and safer than small ones.

For Sensory Play

Touchbooks

Touchbooks are like story books wherein each page has a material where children can feel several textures. This helps in differentiating between rough and smooth, or soft and hard. It awakens their senses of how they feel things. It can also help them describe to their parents certain feelings, enhancing their vocabulary.

Sound-Emitting Toys

A toy xylophone or a piano can be a fun learning experience for your toddler. Not only will they be able to play with it but sound-emitting toys will teach your kids the different tones and pitches a sound can make.

More examples of sound-emitting toys are the microphone and a toy drum set. Children will find these toys fascinating and who knows, you might find a hidden talent for music in their early stages.

For Practical Life Skills

Cooking Sets

This may just be a common toy but cooking sets are actually helpful in teaching your kids some life skills. For instance, they’ll be able to tell what a knife is for, how to use a spoon and fork and tell the difference between fruits and vegetables.

Busy Board

Teach your kids how to tie their shoelace, zip up their bags and fasten buckles with a busy board. It is a simple board where several skills can be practiced such as tying, fastening, zipping and snapping things close or open. It serves as a great learning introduction for your child before they can start doing it in their everyday life.

These toys are what you need for early childhood development. They’re fun and safe for a growing age such as theirs. It would also be best if you can play these toys alongside your kids so as to guide them and connect with them.

Jaime
Jaime London is a writer, contributor, editor and a photographer. He started his career as an editorial assistant in a publishing company in Chicago in 2009.