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8 Toys To Help Your Baby's Development (0-12 Months)
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  • Playing is essential for your child’s development, whether physical, mental, or emotional. A child who is absorbed in play can pick up skills and abilities such as: 

    • identifying different shapes, colors, and objects
    • recognizing different textures and feelings
    • mimicking sounds that will help them express themselves
    • trying out new things confidently
    • socializing with others
    • analyzing situations to make something work

    Playtime is the best brain-building gift you can give your child.

    8 toys to help your baby’s development (0-12 months)

    As parents, we always want to ensure that we provide our children with the right learning tools, and toys are tools of learning! However, it can get overwhelming once we arrive at the toy store. So what toy is ideal for helping your baby’s development? (Read more about the best toys for his first year here.)

    Here is a toy shopping guide categorized by age group to help you kickstart your child’s learning from birth. Everything is available at Baby Company and Toy Kingdom. (Scroll below to know how to get a Baby Company Mom Card or Toy Kingdom Amazing Card.)  

    0 to 3 months

    Everything is new to them! So toys that can stimulate their different senses and develop their motor skills are the way to go.

    This activity helps with hand-eye coordination and sensory development when your baby is lying down.
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    The Yoookidoo Gymotion Lay to Sit-Up Play promotes tummy time, which develops gross motor skills, and it encourages your baby to engage with his surroundings when he is seated. P2,879.20 at Baby Company

    The chunky tabs on the side allow babies to turn its five pages filled with over 50 songs!
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    The Vtech Baby Farm Fun Story Book for Babies is perfect for your babies to learn about different sounds. P1,199.75 at Toy Kingdom

    Read more about your baby's milestones at 1 month, 2 months, and 3 months

    3 to 6 months

    This period of your baby's life will be marked with immense and rapid growth of your baby. He is gaining more control of his movements.

    The interactive buttons introduce numbers, shapes, the alphabet, and more
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    The VTech 1st Step Baby Walker encourages exploration but provides support when your baby takes his first steps. P2,999.00 at Baby Company

     

    This teether helps develop hand-eye coordination, too.
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    The Winfun Daisy Spin Rattle’ N Teether includes a rattle, teether, and a squeaker! P349.75 at Toy Kingdom

    6 to 9 months

    During this stage, your baby is getting better at doing on his own, like rolling over, sitting and even standing (with your help).

    This plush toy bus teaches your baby to "snap, zip, button and tie."
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    The Lamaze Freddie’s Activity Bus stimulates visual stimulation and supports the baby’s fine motor skills and auditory senses. P1,699.00 at Baby Company

    The three buttons on the puppy teach numbers, colors. and also play songs.
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    Vtech Baby Pull Along Puppy Pal teaches cause and effect. For example, when your baby pulls the cord, the puppy will move and play music. P1,499.75 at Toy Kingdom

    9 to 12  months

    Your baby will start walking independently and even play on her own.    

    It's like having an indoor playground at home (and then you can easily fold when not in use)
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    The Yookidoo Discovery Playhouse lets your child can play ball, sort shapes, and do peek-a-boo games, all of which promote counting skills, problem-solving abilities, among others. P4,079.20 at Baby Company

    Your baby can discover the DJ in him as he explores the turntable and light-up spinner (along with 30 background tracks!).
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    Let your baby experiment with sound and music with the LeapFrog Learn & Groove Mixmaster Scout for Toddlers. It has three different modes: alphabet, numbers, and colors. P2,299.75 at Toy Kingdom

    Ready to shop? Buy or renew your SMAC for only P200, and get a FREE Baby Company Mom Card or Toy Kingdom Amazing Card. Learn more here

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