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To Help with Language Building Parents should consider toys that…

  • talk or produce sounds
  • have cause and effect
  • emit light, are brightly colored, have high contrast
  • are simple, with contrasting patterns of lines and shapes
  • light up during play
  • have interesting surfaces and textures (dials, switches, buttons, rattles, dolls, & balls)
  • require child to build & help stimulate thinking (puzzles, train sets)
  • mark numbers and letters in Braille, or do it yourself
  • help to enhance creativity (craft kits and art supplies)
  • encourage movement and exploration (climbing & riding toys, athletic equipment, other action toys)
  • promote cooperation, sharing and social growth
  • develop awareness of people, places and things (dolls, stuffed animals, puppets, vehicles and play towns)
  • enrich playtime and are fun activities for all children.

Check out www.wonderbaby.org for other toy ideas

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