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When a young child plays—he learns. Homemade toys are a fun and playful solution. Here are some of the favorite homemade toys.
You can make these toys by simply using household discards along with a few items that can be found in dollar stores. Bright colors, soft textures, and tinkling sounds make these play things especially appealing to the little ones.
Stitch together by hand or machine several zipper-top sandwich bags along the bottom edge. Cut cardboard to fit inside each bag. Glue magazine pictures or personal photos to the cardboard, then slip each page into the plastic sleeve.
You can change these pictures often for variety, and the pages are easy to clean with a damp cloth or sponge. Enjoy sitting with your baby and turning the pages of your homemade book together.
Collect several plastic milk-jug lids.
I spray painted the cans with bright colors and attached whimsical stickers. Another variation would be to use colorful adhesive contact paper.
You and your baby or toddler can take turns pushing the plastic milk-jug lids through the X in the coffee can. Your child will enjoy making this musical sound. When you have used all of your milk-jug lids, remove the coffee can lid, empty the can, and start again!
Gather milk cartons in a variety of sizes half gallon, quart, and pints. Wash, clean, and stuff the cartons with newspaper. Fold and tape the open ends down, creating a square and proceed to cover each block with adhesive contact paper.
You now have lightweight, surface-washable blocks. This is a great toy with which your little one can build towers and no heavy blocks to fall on tiny toes or pinch little fingers.Design and Layout Massey Design Little Rock Photography photoLitsey Little Rock Massey Design Infants and toddlers express feelings of joy, excitement, pleasure, fear, familiar object such as a stuffed toy from home.
• Be patient.
Give toddlers plenty of time to do things for themselves. Infants who had observed adults struggle for half a minute before activating a toy persisted when given their own complicated toy to play with, in contrast to the lesser grit displayed by infants who had seen only rapid and effortless adult successes.
Oct 03, · Make Your Own Developmental Baby Toys. Babies often prefer a moving toy to a stationary one. The cylinders won't roll far, though, and the desire to handle them again may encourage your baby Author: Parents.
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Numerous studies have demonstrated that gender-typed toy preferences are evident in young infants and toddlers, suggesting that young infants may begin categorizing based on gender constructs (Alexander et al.
; Campbell et al. ; Todd et al. ).