Learning Toys for Babies 6 to 12 Months
Anyone who has ever said learning isn't fun clearly hasn't encountered these toys. Whether you are the proud parent to a budding athlete, musician, architect or Wall Street tycoon – there's something here to give your tiny genius a head start.
B. Toys Elemenosqueeze Soft ABC Blocks
Start building her education with this set of 26 squeezable blocks. Each boast an animal hand-sculpted to represent every letter. Babies can chew on ‘em [they're BPA-free], construct something fun, or throw them in the bath.
Little Tikes DiscoverSounds Workshop
This Little Tikes® work bench lights up as baby gently hammers away at colorful “nails” and a ball plays funky tunes when dropped through the appropriate slot. A hand crank turns a rattle filled with beads for cause and effect fun.
Playskool Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Get ready to have a ball, literally, with this action-packed, air-powered, ball-poppin elephant. It helps develop hand/eye coordination, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and teaches cause and effect.
Vtech Light-Up Learning Turtle
Bath time becomes educational with this sweet scuba diving turtle from Vtech®. It can tell when it’s in or out of the water [smart turtle!]. Three other sea creature attachments are fun for scooping and squirting water and four features will teach kids about colors, shapes and animals.
Kushies Zolo Barbell Stacker
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Super Baby! Let your child pump some iron with this cute twist on the classic stacking toy from Kushies®. The plush rings encourages stacking and the base chimes and rattles when shaken. Stackers help babies with dexterity and hand/eye coordination.
Infantino Tap & Roll Musical Drum
This rockin’ rolling drum by Infantino® plays a different instrument each time she taps her hand against it. The faster baby rolls it, the faster the music will play, encouraging continuous movement. It promotes hand/eye coordination and lays the groundwork for an interest in music.
Bright Starts Having a Ball Cluck & Learn Barn
The first time you hear your child mimic an animal sound your heart is going to melt a little bit, and this Bright Starts™ barn is just the toy get him started. Drop the balls into the top of the chicken to hear barnyard sounds and press buttons to learn the names of different animals.
ALEX Jr. Baby Builder
This construction set from ALEX® is twenty-six colorful pieces that snap, pop, twist and pull to create a world of wonder for baby. Initially your sweetie will marvel at his ability to attach and detach these bright figures but will soon grow into proudly building different formations.
Playskool Swing 'n Score Baseball
When Baby swats at the ball on this baseball starter set, sound effects to encourage more play, and “Take Me Out To the Ball Game” plays while lights flash with every hit. Great for developing a better understanding of depth perception and working on large motor skills.
Little Tikes Alarm Clock
It’s never too early to teach babies about the concept of time [like waking up when the little hand is on the 10 and the big hand is on the 12 on the weekends, kiddo], and this starter alarm clock is a lovely introduction to the great big world of numbers. Lights, shapes, numerals and colors will keep baby mesmerized while teaching at the same time.
Swings and Activity Centers for Babies 6 to 12 Months
Finding toys that educate, entertain, and even get baby moving are as good as discovering gold. These freestanding toys have a little bit of everything to help your cutie, ages 6 to 12 months, develop important skills while having a blast.
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