One year old toddlers wake up to the world every single day to explore, smile, laugh and play play play. To enhance your child's communication and play skills, it is important that you as a mother provide and facilitate all means for him/her to thrive and grow. Here are some toys that you can have your child play with to increase his/her awareness to the world around him:
1- Stacking Rings
Stacking rings are colorful and fun for your child. This toy enhances your child's fine motor skills as well as his grasp, visual and spatial awareness and eye-hand coordination.
2 - Shape Sorter
A Shape Sorter is also another toy that will boost your child's eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills and spatial awareness. It will also teach him matching skills as well as teaching him the different basic shapes. It will also teach your child the concept of prepositions (inside the box, outside the box).
3 - Storybook Rhymes
Your child will love love love this toy! He/She can flip through the plastic pages and he will listen, clap and dance to each song while he looks at the pictures and words that represent them. Each page has numbers, words and objects that the book will say. This toy will build up his/her listening skills, language skills (vocabulary, rhyme, numbers and alphabet), his fine motor skills and cause and effect relationships.
4 - V-tech 2 in 1 Discovery Table
This is another toy that will increase your child's vocabulary, cause and effect concept, fine motor skills as well as listening skills. With this toy he will hear songs, numbers, shapes, different musical tones for famous nursery rhymes and he will have the chance to strengthen fine motor skills with flipping items as well as clicking on buttons. That's not all! This table can also be flipped and turned into a drawing table for your creative little one as he grows older!
5 - Bruin 3 in 1 Musical Instrument Set
With this toy your child will experience and learn cause and effect relationships. He/She will also learn about the different sounds that can make music. He/she will love to bang and make music. This will reinforce his/her creativity and listening skills.