With so many different options on the market, it can be hard to know what toys are worth purchasing and which will end up at the bottom of the toy box never to be seen again. What makes a good toy? In this age group we are looking for Longevity: Will it grow with your baby? Will it stand up to little Hercules hurling it from the highchair 345 times? Developmentally appropriate: Will it provide the right type of stimulation at the right time to help your baby learn and grow?
One key part of motor development that is easy to overlook is the impact of a child’s personality. I tend to find children fall into one of four categories: is your child the Explorer, the Performer, the Engineer or the Observer? Take the quick quiz below, and find out how to guide your child’s play to embrace their strengths, and direct them out of their comfort zone. Question 1: You’ve just gotten up for the day, and Dad is in the kitchen getting breakfast ready. How does