Good news! It’s a totally new toy story for moms with toddlers as we give a rundown of the freshest and newest “playstuff” for your little ones. Safe and educational—the magic words for scrupulous moms (and dads) who want only the best for their kiddos. According to Adrienne Popper, in her book ParentsTM Book For The Toddler Years, “Toys ought to encourage your child’s physical development by providing opportunities to use large and small muscles.” She says toys should be able to stimulate the senses, and should rouse the child to engage in dramatic or role-play—trying on “different roles and different emotions.” Toys, seemingly so trivial to grownups, can actually teach your toddler to reason and understand cause-and-effect relationships.
Top Picks: Wooden Toys and Interactive Toys
Choosing the right toys for toddlers is such a biggie. And we’re here to help you make that big choice. According to Marites Gangcuangco, Marketing Officer of Hobbes Concepts Corporation, Hobbes and Landes chain of stores, wooden toys are the “in thing” now. “They are safe and each toy creates an imaginative world of building while at play,” she explains.
Shirley Cabalquinto of Baby Company, recommends interactive toys to prep your tots for play school and pre-school.