You want to find learning toys for kids at each age. To help you choose the one that best suits your babies and that will really please them, follow our guide.
Learning toys for babies from 0-3 months
Want to put you in the creation to welcome Baby? Begin with this simple tutorial and make a wake-up phone with recovery material. Make your own baby wake-up mobile by following step by step the realization of the Pause Création shop!
During your pregnancy, you discover creative impulses. For Baby, you want to engage in manual activities. Customize your room, decorate it to the last detail, realize some decorative elements yourself … you are right! Take advantage of your maternity leave to shake your 10 fingers and prepare for Baby’s arrival. Making objects like a night light or a wake-up phone is also a nice way to project yourself into your future family life.
We cracked at the door of Pause Création, a boutique shop located in the 6th arrondissement in Lyon, founded by Priscilla Otero. Here, we try sewing, knitting or drawing and fimo paste but we also find unique handmade objects by creators.
Florina, an animator of workshops, has imagined for you a mobile poetic and delicate, ultra simple to realize. Baby will fall asleep, serene and calm, after observing the stars and the moon dancing over his cradle.
The other great asset of this mobile? It is manufactured, at small prices, from a material that we all have at our house: Woolen boots of 3 or 4 colors of your choice Pair of scissors or cutter (Rule) Cardboard to realize the stars and the moon Pencil White glue 2 pieces of wood gleaned from nature.
Educational toys for 4-5 months
The activity portal
Lying on its bed or installed in its deckchair, your toddler will first have fun watching the suspended shapes. Very quickly, he tries to touch them and clash them. Gradually he began to control his gestures better, and the agility of his hands became more precise. When he pushes a figurine, it sways and returns to him. With the feet, it can do the same. That amuses him a lot. Quickly, he makes the link between his clapping of hands or feet and the movements of the elements of the portico: it is he who causes all these noises.
Toys to bite
Your child carries everything that falls into his mouth. It’s his way of exploring the world and it gives him a lot of fun. Offer learning toys for your babies specially designed to be licked, chewed and sucked. They also relieve it when the first teeth appear. So choose toys that wash easily and clean them every day.
Best educational toys for 6 months
The carpet of awakening with mirror
This is a pivotal period for your toddler. His diet is diversified. He babbles. He holds his head and begins to sit, well wedged between two cushions. Thanks to the carpet of awakening, it can safely exercise its motor skills: quickly, your little adventurer will launch on all fours to touch the different materials and manipulate everything that makes noise … In the mirror, he also discovers his reflection. Little by little, he will understand that this image is him!
The squeaking toy
When you press it, it makes a noise, and he loves it. The little fingers squeeze the toy with more and more skill. Your child understands that this tingling which amuses him so much, it is he alone who produces it. He now knows how to direct his gestures.
Especially if you take the time to play with him, this is probably one of the highlights of the day. Because, in the bathtub, your baby relaxes, spits, splashes … and makes, with his toys, learning what floats and what flows. Freed from the laws of gravity, he moves better: reassured by your presence and with your help, he stretches, beats his legs, turns around … in short, he discovers the multiple talents of his body, can still do on land. Your toddler is also familiar with books by flipping through plastic ones, which he can also nibble at leisure.
Educational toys for babies 8 months
The doudouMany babies know the famous “crisis” of the eighth
Many babies know the famous “crisis” of the eighth month: it corresponds to the moment when the toddler begins to be afraid of people he does not know. To help him get over this, he sometimes needs a blanket that represents his universe. Its smell evokes the house. And when he is afraid or feels a little tired, he tightens him to reassure himself. This cuddly toy can be an easy-to-catch doll, a soft cotton soft toy … Depending on its color, material, and appearance, your toddler will select the lucky elder who will accompany him everywhere to support him in his discovery of the outside world.
Learning toys for 9-12 months
Baby Walker, Pushers and Carriers
The earliest in this age range are already taking their first steps. Nevertheless, the balance is still precarious, it must be worked! Everything begins with the trotter: the toddler stirs his legs and can advance, well maintained, without fear of the fall. Already, he discovers the world from a new angle. As soon as he is able to stand straight up, your child becomes more bold: he then prefers to take a push on a pusher in order to stretch his legs. When he knows how to walk, he walks everywhere on his bearer. He muscles at the same time his legs. From now on, he will go where he wants.
Objects to be stacked
At the beginning, children stack pell-mell rings, squares, triangles, regardless of size or color. They know only one logic: theirs. Your toddler grabs objects passes them from one hand to the other with increasing agility … Little by little, he will understand the principle of the stacking game, provided you make the demonstration.
Learning toys for kids from 13-15 months
The first bricks of construction
With their galloping imagination, our toddlers love to take themselves for masters of a construction site. They built Pisa towers ever higher and ever more biscornues. When they have enough … patatras! With a hint of the hand, they also take great pleasure in destroying their head.
The musical instruments
Tambour, guitar, flute, xylophone, piano, violin … To exercise their talents as musicians, our children need learning toys to create real melodies. Your toddler enjoys his creations and enjoys sharing them. With you, of course, because you are his favorite audience. Applaud him, you will encourage him to develop his gifts.
Educational toys for kids 16-17 months
The round boxes in the
round hole, the square in the square hole, the triangle in the triangular hole … For our toddlers it is not so simple, especially at the beginning: they try to put the diamond in the form of the star, fail, start again … They learn to recognize geometric shapes and prepare their minds for the understanding of abstraction.
Toys to shoot or push
Now that your baby is walking, he wants to move with all his little world. So he will often pour the contents of his toy box into a trolley to carry his games with him. Choose a dog, a cat, a wheeled car … that your toddler will take everywhere by pulling it by a string.
Educational toys for 18 months
Pencils, felts, paints and modeling pastes
Still a turning point for your child. He now walks perfectly and babbles more and more. Moreover, he likes to touch and knead the different materials. Modeling pastes make their muscles work. As for the finger paint, specially designed for the younger, it allows to recognize the colors and to mix them. Your child can “patch” and smear safely but do not forget to protect his clothes. Your child also likes grabbing greasy pencils, felts and brushes with your hands and drawing scrawled masterpieces on paper. Even if the result leaves you dubious, do not hesitate to ecstatic: it is the expression of its progress.
Top educational toys for 19-21 months
By dint of seeing you cooking or tinkering, your little one wants to imitate you. A boy or a girl, he identifies with you, sometimes with his dad: you are his favorite models. Thus he gradually penetrates into the world of adults, appropriates it and builds up his own personality. In a kitchen at its size, your little chef imitates your gestures, turns the pots and pans. It crackles, it sizzles and smells good, thanks to the new learning toys for kids that associate all the sounds and the odors that one finds in a kitchen.
Educational toys for 22-24 months
The dolls with functions
They talk, walk, cry, laugh, eat … In short, do everything exactly like children! Except that this time, it is they who scold when the baby has pee and congratulate him when he ate well. They can thus reproduce the gestures and words of adults. A way of identifying with you but also with their doll as they project on it their own behaviors. And know, this toy is not the prerogative of girls. The boys also like it, even if they do not play in the same way.
At this age, they need to move and release their energy. By pedaling, your child runs off. At the same time, it muscles its arch and learns to coordinate better and better its movements.
The first board games
When your child begins to socialize, board games allow him to integrate the concept of the rule of the game. With you, privileged partners, he enjoys the joy of winning and also gets used to the idea of losing sometimes. At the same time, he learns essential notions: for example, the lotto of animals teaches him what means similar and different.
Educational toys for Kids From 3 years
Now, the games he prefers are those he shares with other children: we play with the doctor, with the knight, with the father, and with the mother … If in addition, one can disguise, it is great. And if the games take place outside, then it’s really happiness! Bubbling with energy, it needs to be spent. On the intellectual level, he is making great progress: he is beginning to count, to classify, to order according to a criterion. His creativity is limitless: he is capable of truly original achievements.
You can offer him
– a disguise
– small characters to whom you can entrust different roles
– hand puppets
– a doll mannequin
– DIY or kitchen equipment
– simple board games (lotto of animals for example)
He also likes dollhouses, outdoor games (wooden racket and steering wheel), locks or padlocks with key.
And always the canvas huts, the dolls, the imitation games, the construction games, the cassette player, the books, the musical instruments.
Educational toys for Children From 5 years
Curious about everything, your child questions and thinks a lot. Thanks to the school, he began to find his way into the world of writing and likes to play with numbers and letters. When one reads a story to him, he tries to follow the text as much as he looks at the images. But he still spends most of his time imitating the activities of everyday life of adults! He plays the mother, to the market, to the hairdresser, to cars, to the driver, or the war …
What you can offer
– a theme box (chemistry, magic, pottery …)
– adventurous characters
– an educational computer
– a scooter or a bicycle
– board games
– dolls mannequins
– guided vehicles
– make-up boxes or hairdressing
– a dollhouse
He also likes monsters, games of skill (billiards, table football, pinball).
And always drawing materials, workshops, toolkit, doll house, books, tapes.