As parents, we often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make sure our babies' brains are developing as quickly as possible. But the irony is, for many years the best way our little ones can learn and grow is through play. In fact, research has shown that reading stories, playing simple games, and engaging with toys is one of the best ways to boost baby's brain development for years to come.
It's those kind of findings that fuels the work at People Toy Company, a Japanese-based toy company that believes in encouraging the natural development of children through research-backed toys. Every toy in their line is developed to make playtime engaging for parents and children alike while helping little ones achieve developmental milestones through play.
Here are 10 of our favorite toys for engaging little minds and encouraging motor development from baby's first weeks and beyond.
TOYS TO STIMULATE LITTLE BRAINS BEFORE 6 MONTHS
1. Mochi Double Pendant Necklace (newborn on)
It's a fact of life that babies love to explore their world with their mouths. Save your jewelry by swapping in this teething necklace made from rice. Babies will love the easy-to-hold shape and textured design—you'll love the neutral color palette that goes with any outfit.
TOYS TO STIMULATE LITTLE BRAINS AFTER 6 MONTHS
1. Magic Reflection Ball (6 month)
Encourage independent play from six months on with this constantly changing reflection ball. Use the suction cup to attach it to different smooth surfaces to encourage pulling up and standing later on.
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