HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOYS & GIFTS FOR THE INFANT(0-12 MONTHS) LOWER

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7 to 9 months

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Abilities and Interests Infants 7 to 9 months

By age 7 months, most babies can sit steadily independently. they have the ability to grasp objects or bring objects to the visual midline for exploration.

They can transfer objects from hand to hand; they explore objects by repeatedly turning them from side to side and twisting them upside down.

At the same time, those infants have the ability to use both hands independently; for example, one hand may hold a toy while the other hand manipulates it.

With the enhanced of hand-eye coordination ability, the babies can clap hands.

Most infants can master crawl between 7-9 months. Crawling can prompt the development of integrated communication between the two sides of the brain.

7 to 9 months of age, they begin to understand object permanence. When they couldn’t see mom, the mom didn’t actually disappear, but still exists somewhere.

They are attracted by books and images with bright pictures and high-contrast images.

Toys & gifts for Infants 7 to 9 months

Appropriate toys for infants aged 7 to 9 months are soft, lightweight, rounded, and textured toys that make gentle sounds. Hand-held objects, like simple musical toys, should be sized so these children can easily grasp and manipulate them.

These children continue to mouth objects, so washable toys are best.

  • Teething toys
  • Rattles
  • Lightweight balls (musical, chiming, grasping, special effects, & textured)
  • Multi-textured & Multi-sensory infant toys
  • Activity Gyms & Play mats
  • Cloth & plush toys, small dolls (baby, bean bag, rag dolls), music dolls & stuffed toys
  • Hand-held mirrors (starting around 6 mo.)
  • Squeeze & squeak toys
  • Bathtub Toys
  • Stacking Cups and Rings
  • Simple cars or animals on wheels/rollers
  • Small sets of plastic-coated soft cubes,foam cube blocks, & pillow blocks

10 to 12 months

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Abilities and Interests Infants 10 to 12 months

10 to 12 months old, the infants exhibit more outwardly oriented movements and become increasingly mobile.

They can crawl forward and backward, pull themselves into a standing position. Gradually, they can walk along around furniture or other things for support.

By the age of 12 months, they have the balance ability to stand momentarily without the support and gradually learn to take a few steps without holding on.

By the end of this stage, babies learn how to open fingers, have the fine motor skill ability to use the pincer grasp. they can pick up small objects using the thumb and first or second finger.

They can also drop and throw things. They enjoy grasping, shaking, squeezing, throwing, dropping, passing from hand to hand, and banging objects in order to explore the objects. Poking their fingers through holes is also a popular activity.

Infants aged 10 to 12 months continue to learn the concept of objects permanence and become more entrenched. They will try to search for the toys if a toy is hidden under a blanket.

The babies are fascinated by placing toys into the container and taking them out again. They also start to show an interest in scribbling on paper. They repeat those pleasurable actions often.

10 to 12 months old, language skills have great development. By age 12 months, many babies can say “mama” and “dada” clearly and begin to follow simple commands. Children begin to imitate gestures, such as shaking head for “no” or waving for “bye-bye”.

They are interested in sensory toys with simple cause-and-effect relationships.

Toys & gifts for Infants 10 to 12 months

Suitable toys for infants aged 10 to 12 month are soft, sturdy, have rounded edges, and are easily grasped or manipulated by the child. They also enjoy bright colors, high contrasts and complex patterns, pictures that represent familiar objects.

Exploratory toys with large dials, levers, and buttons are also suited.

They still mouth objects.

Examples of toys for infant 10 to 12 months old include:

  • Mirrors that large and low wall-mounted.
  • Teething toys.
  • Lightweight balls (such as musical, chiming, grasping, special effects, and textured balls).
  • Multi-textured and multi-sensory infant toys.
  • Manipulative panels.
  • Activity gyms.
  • Cloth & plush toys, small dolls (baby, bean bag, rag dolls), music dolls & stuffed toys.
  • Squeeze and squeak toys.
  • Nesting, sorting, & stacking toys.
  • Simple cause-and-effect toys such as pop-up toys and roly-poly toys.
  • Large beads on rings, plastic keys on rings.
  • Small sets of plastic-coated soft cubes, foam cube blocks, & pillow blocks, simple wooden block, plastic air squeak blocks.
  • Push toys with handles, Simple cars or animals on wheels/rollers.

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