Bringing your newborn home for the first time is one of life’s greatest joys. It's a big step on your journey as parents and your child’s life. While it may seem like the first few months with your newborn exclusively consists of feedings, diaper changes, and sleepless nights, how your newborn plays with toys and interacts with the world around them plays an equally important role.
But finding the right toys for your newborn baby can prove challenging. What exactly do you prioritize when it comes to playtime?
Discovery Toys offers various types of toys for your newborn baby. Trusted for over 40 years, we specialize in toys for your newborn.
Newborns use movement to understand and learn more about the world around them, so as they begin the first few weeks of their life at home, you should introduce a variety of simple-to-use toys to your child’s routine. Finding the right learning toys to stimulate your infant and encourage that growth is vital for their development. As they begin to explore more of the world around them, the toys that they play with should help amplify the skills they are beginning to learn and develop.
Along with newborn toys that can help with learning and development, books that you read aloud can also be excellent tools. Infants react to the sound of your voice and can identify each parent through sound. Selecting a variety of educational books for your infant teaches them to react and respond to the sound of your voice. Adding multi-sensory toys such as sound-making rattles can also help your newborn react to different sounds and learn associations for different stimuli.
Alongside their auditory sense, the visual processing centers for newborns are beginning to develop. Newborns are naturally drawn to bright colors. Employing brightly colored mobiles and toys with stark contrasts can help in their burgeoning development.
During the first six months of their life, there is a multitude of developmental milestones for your newborn. While it may seem that the best course of action is to let your children learn and develop these skills on their own, you can use the right toys and playtime opportunities to foster and nurture development for your child.
For newborn toys, you want to select multi-sensory kid-powered toys that can engage them across a variety of their developing senses. Sound making rattles, plush toys, and visually engaging toys are ideal options for your newborns.
In addition to our lineup of infant learning toys, Discovery Toys also offers toys for:
For your newborns, the world around them can be an overwhelming experience. You want to help them as best you can to learn how the world works, and finding the right toys that create that safe learning environment can help foster their ongoing development.
For more information about our full lineup of newborn educational toys, contact Discovery Toys today!