When choosing toys and activities for kids, adults need to consider whether they are appropriate for the child's age and stage of development.
When buying a new toy, check its recommended age-appropriate level which is usually indicated on the packaging. It's important to remember though that age recommendations are only guidelines and children don't all develop at the same rate. Up to the age of one, babies are focused on exploring their world with their senses. They like
Although learning takes place throughout life, a young child's brain is more flexible so opportunities for development are greatest during early childhood years. The majority of brain development takes place prior to the age of six, but it's the first three years of life that are the most important. A child's brain is not fully formed when they're newly born. In order to develop, the brain cells need to be activated to form connections, pathways and networks that give childre