Buying the best toys for baby aged seven months to one-year-old sounds like fun, but it can also be tricky. Get one that’s too advanced for her and she’ll struggle with it; too basic, and she’ll lose interest.
At the age of seven to 12 months, your child can sit up and pick up things. She may also be able to stand and cruise. Provide toys that move along with her for an element of adventure.
Sandra Heng, class leader at enrichment centre Baby Sensory Singapore says: “Ask yourself: How does this toy stimulate the child’s five senses?”
Introduce toys that allow her to pick, haul, drop and explore, or can be manipulated to encourage her to go further.
Toys that demonstrate cause and effect are an endless source of entertainment and learning.
Read on find out the best toys for little ones aged seven to 12 months.
Balls in different shapes, sizes and textures – have fun throwing and catching. This toy improves your baby’s motor skills.
Blocks, such as soft cloth cubes, building blocks and bricks, and textured boxes. Make sure they’re soft and lightweight, and don’t worry if your baby aged seven to 12 months old cannot stack them properly yet – this is a skill that takes time to learn.
Treasure boxes, with toys hidden inside (for your child to discover) are an endless source of fun for exploration for little hands.
Nesting toys teach your baby about sizes and improve coordination.
Baby percussion toys, such as xylophone bells, and wooden spoons and drums aren’t just fun, these musical toys also hone your baby’s brain.
Books, such as board books, bath books and textured books, all help to stimulate your baby’s senses and are great for bonding as well.
(Also read: 5 best toys for newborn to six-month baby)