6-12 months At this age, babies begin to develop a stronger sense of perception. Being more mobile, he’ll also become a much more active part of the family, recognizing close relatives versus strangers. He’ll also begin to understand his effect on the bigger world around him. By dropping toys and having you pick it up, he learns that he can be a catalyst to a certain action. Activities that encourage his participation will help him better learn his capabilities in the world around him.
♦ Munchkin Baby Bath Turtles
Make bath time a fun time by introducing this Creative Child Magazine 2007 Seal of Excellence Award winner. Shaped like large, easily gripped turtles, each one contains a rattle, spinning balls, and mirrors that will dazzle a baby’s eyes. Hidden magnets allow each turtle to attach itself to another, one after the other, bewildering babies and giving harassed parents the much needed time to get them squeaky clean. Available as a set of four at Rustan’s Children’s section for P995.
♦ Parents Tubby Tugboat Bath Toy
This set of bath toys will allow a child to become captain of his own little tub! Parents Tubby Tugboat Bath Toy is composed of 13 pieces that will entertain babies for hours on end. The paddle on the tugboat winds up and travels a short distance; octopus and nailfish combs double as great grooming tools, while three cups also act as great teethers. The tugboat also comes with its own captain, fishing pole, and lifesaver. Available at Rustan’s Children’s section for P2,669.75.
♦ Parents Alphablock Sorter
Parents Alphablock Sorter combines the nostalgia of classic wooden block toys while making room for fun surprises in between. Each soft foamy block doubles as shape sorters, fitting shakers, teethers, and rattles in the middle. Bright colors teach babies their letters and numbers on each of the 48 sides. Picking up blocks and sorting shapes help hand-eye coordination and develop finger dexterity. After playtime is over, all blocks can be kept in a zippered vinyl carry case for ease of storage. Available at Rustan’s Children’s section for P2,669.75.