With the abundant energy that toddlers have, it’s necessary to fully exercise their newfound physical capabilities, like walking, running, and climbing – as well as to continually challenge their fast-developing mental skills.
Your baby will like exploring new actions with objects such as:
- Lugging and dumping things, piling things up and knocking them down, moving things, causing effects like making noises with objects, combining things together, and sorting things.
- Overall, their manipulation of objects will be more exploratory than skilful, so do keep toys simple still.
You'll also observe some new behavior like:
- Imitation of adult tasks, such as housekeeping tasks. This is the age when your baby will start enjoying imitative play.
- Pointing and identifying objects in books or pictures. This is a great age to start reading picture books and nursery rhymes to your child.
Here are some toy recommendations for your little one to play with and learn from!