In this series of articles I will give you a review of a variety of the educational toys for children 6 to 12 months of age available now. You can find these toys in toy shops and online nationwide.

My First Word Touch and Feel

This is a fun filled board book featuring:

• Feel the squishy bath sponge
• Stroke the fury teddy bear
• Feel the bumpy tractor tires
• Touch the woolly sheep

There are 10 pages with one touch and feel on each page plus over 70 images to look at in full color pages. The book is approximately 8 X 11 inch board book format. Educational benefits include:

• Introduces children to the world of words
• Encourages object and word recognition through familiar textures

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

This is a treasured classic in an all-new format! This book has been in existence for nearly 30 years. It remains one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. It is adored for its gentle rhyming and mesmerizing illustrations. Educational benefits:

• Introduces children to all sorts of creatures from a blue horse to a green frog
• Great for young imaginations and to stimulate creativity

The book is now available in a board book format that is just right for the tiniest hands!

Black on White

Black illustrations on a white background include:

• A fish
• An elephant
• Glasses and more

Educational benefits include:

• Helps children identify silhouettes
• Helps babies and children to focus eyes on specific objects
• Teaches new words
• Teaches children how to hold a book and turn pages

The Mozart Effect – Music for Babies – Playtime to Sleepytime

This is a selection of some of Mozart’s best music to stimulate infant and baby play as well as rest and relaxation. Medical and psychological studies show the compositions on this recording have been carefully selected to provide a rich learning experience for very young children and their parents. Selections include:

• Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Variations
• Flute Quartet in C Major
• Serenade No. 9 in D Major
• Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
• The Toy Symphony

Running time of this piece is approximately 47 minutes.

Manhattan Toy – Put and Peek Birdhouse

This toy consists of four colorful birds all with different textures and an easy-open roof and door just perfect for tiny hands. The classic “fill-and-pour” play encourages development of motor skills and cause-effect understanding.

Leap Frog Games – Little Touch Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Book

In this lively adventure, the good doctor introduces his littlest language learners to an array of adorable sounds that children can imitate and explore. Mr. Brown can make the “Moo” sound and so can little children. Speech starts with sounds! Dr. Seuss knows this much better than anyone. There are 120 fun activities that introduce speech sounds and patterns, musical rhythms, rhymes and much more!

Continued in part 2

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