Age-by-Age Guide to Toys

Age appropriate toys help to develop the skills and knowledge each child needs at their age. Toys that are too advanced for a child’s age can be frustrating and lead to boredom, while toys that are too simple can be boring and not provide enough challenge. We put together a list of toys appropriate for each age.

0-2 Years

  1. Activity Cube: Activity cubes offer a wide variety of activities and encourage active play, problem solving, and motor skill development.

  2. Push and Pull Toys: Push and pull toys can help babies to practice their walking and balance skills, as well as to develop their gross motor skills.

  3. Soft Dolls and Animals: Soft dolls and animals provide comfort and security, and can help to encourage imaginative play.

  4. Musical Toys: Musical toys can help to develop a baby’s musical abilities and can also provide a comforting sound.

  5. Rattles and Teethers: Rattles and teethers can help to develop hand-eye coordination and encourage exploration of textures and sounds.

3-5 Years

  1. Building blocks: Building blocks help to improve motor skills, hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, and spatial reasoning.

  2. Puzzles: Puzzles help to improve pattern recognition, fine motor skills, and problem solving skills.

  3. Dolls and action figures: Dolls and action figures can help to stimulate a child’s imagination, promote language and communication skills, and even help teach them about social situations.

  4. Art supplies: Art supplies help to foster a child’s creativity and imagination and help to develop fine motor skills.

  5. Outdoor Toys: Outdoor toys like bikes, scooters, and sandboxes can help with gross motor skills, balance, and coordination.

6-8 Years

  1.  Dolls: Dolls help to promote imaginative play and help kids learn to care for something.

  2. Board Games: Board games promote social skills and critical thinking.

  3. Puzzles: Puzzles help to develop problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.

  4. Remote Control Toys: Remote control toys help to encourage independent play and teach basic engineering skills.

  5. Musical Instruments: Musical instruments help to develop motor skills and creativity.

9-11 Years

  1. Lego Sets: Legos are great for children of this age. They help to develop fine motor skills, problem solving, and creativity.

  2. Video Games: Video games can help children to learn how to interact with technology and can also help to develop problem solving skills.

  3. Arts and Crafts: Arts and crafts help to develop creativity, concentration, and problem solving.

  4. Science Kits: Science kits help to develop scientific thinking, critical thinking, and problem solving.

  5. Sports Equipment: Sports can help to keep children active, develop coordination and teamwork, and help to develop social skills.

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