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In addition to being secure (see Safety and children's toys below), good toys for young children will need to coincide with their stages of growth and emerging abilities. Many safe and appropriate play materials are free items typically found in the home. As read these lists of toys that are suggested for children of different ages, remember that every child develops at an individual rate. Items on a single list--as long as they're safe--can be great choices for kids who are younger and older than the suggested age range.
Toys for young infants--birth through 6 months
Babies like to look in people--following them with their eyes. Normally, they favor faces and bright colours. Infants can achieve, be curious about what their feet and hands can do, lift their heads, and turn their minds toward sounds, place things in their mouths, and even more!
Great toys for young infants:

Items they can reach for, maintain, suck on, shake, create sound with--rattles, large rings, squeeze toys, teething toys, soft dolls, textured balls, and vinyl and board books
Items to listen to--novels with nursery rhymes and poems, and recordings of lullabies and simple songs
Things to look in --pictures of faces hung so baby can view them and unbreakable mirrors
Toys for older babies --7 to 12 months
Elderly infants are movers--they move from rolling over and sitting, to scooting, bouncing, creeping, pulling themselves up, and standing. They know their particular titles and other common words, can identify body parts, locate hidden objects, and place things in and out of containers.
Good toys for older babies:
Things to play pretend with--baby dolls, puppets, plastic and timber vehicles with wheels, and water toys
Things to fall and take out--vinyl bowls, big beads, balls, and nesting toys
Items to build with--big soft cubes and wooden cubes
Items to utilize their large muscles with--big balls, pull and push toys, and low, soft things to creep over
Toys for 1-year-olds

One-year-olds are on the move! Typically they can walk steadily and even climb stairs. They like stories, say their first words, and may play next to other children (but not with!) . They prefer to experiment--but want adults to keep them secure.
Good toys such as 1-year-olds:
Board novels with simple illustrations or photos of actual objects
Recordings with songs, rhymes, simple stories, and images
Items to create with--wide non-toxic, washable markers, crayons, and large newspaper
Things to feign with--toy phones, antiques and antiques beds, baby carriages and strollers, dress-up accessories (scarves, bags ), puppets, stuffed toys, plastic animals, and plastic and wood"realistic" vehicles
Things to build with--cardboard and wood cubes (could be smaller than those used by infants--2 to 4 inches)
Items for utilizing their big and small muscles--puzzles, big pegboards, toys with parts that do items (dials, switches, knobs, lids), and large and Tiny balls

Toddlers are rapidly learning language and have some sense of danger. Nevertheless they do a great deal of bodily"testing": leaping from heights, climbing, hanging by their arms, rolling, and rough-and-tumble play. They have good control of their hands and fingers and just like to do things with little objects.
Good toys such as 2-year-olds:
Things for solving problems--wood puzzles (using 4 to 12 bits ), blocks that snap together, objects to sort (by size, form, colour, smell), and things with hooks,
Buttons, buckles, and pops
Things for pretending and building--blocks, smaller (and sturdy) transportation toys, building sets, child-sized furniture (kitchen sets, seats, play meals ), dress-up clothing, dolls with accessories, puppets, and sand and water play toys
Things to make with--big non, washable crayons and markers, big paintbrushes and fingerpaint, large paper for drawing and painting, coloured construction paper, toddler-sized scissors with blunt tips, chalkboard and large jolt, and rhythm instruments
Picture novels with more details than books for younger children
CD and DVD players with a variety of music (obviously, phonograph players and tape recorders work also!)
Things for using their large and Tiny muscles--big and small balls for kicking and throwing, ride-on equipment (but probably not tricycles until kids are 3), tunnels, low climbers with soft cloth under, and beating and beating toys
Preschoolers and kindergartners have longer attention spans than toddlers. Typically they talk a lot and ask a lot of questions. They like to experiment with things and using their still-emerging bodily skills. They prefer to play with friends--and don't want to lose! They can take turns--and sharing a single toy by at least two kids is often possible for older preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Things for solving problems--puzzles (with 12 to 20+ pieces), blocks that snap together, collections and other smaller objects to form by length, width, height, shape, colour, odor, quantity, and other attributes --ranges of plastic bottle caps, plastic bowls and figurines, shells, keys, counting bears, small colored blocks
Things for pretending and building--many blocks for building complicated structures, transport toys, construction sets, child-sized furniture ("flat" places, play meals ), dress-up clothes, dolls with accessories, puppets and Easy puppet theaters, and sand and water play toys
Items to make with--big and small frames and frames, large and small paintbrushes and fingerpaint, large and small paper for drawing and painting, colored construction paper, preschooler-sized scissors, chalkboard and Big and small chalk, modeling clay and playdough, modeling tools, glue, paper and cloth scraps for collage, and tools --rhythm instruments and keyboards, xylophones, maracas, and tambourines
Picture books with even more words and more detailed images than toddler publications
CD and DVD players with various music (obviously, phonograph players and cassette recorders work also!)
Items for using their big and small muscles--big and small balls for kicking and throwing/catching, ride-on equipment including tricycles, tunnels, taller climbers with soft cloth underneath, wagons and wheelbarrows, plastic bats and balls, plastic bowling pins, targets and things to throw at them, and a workbench with a vise, hammer, nails, and saw
When a child has access to your computer: programs which are interactive (the kid can perform something) and children can understand (the software uses images and spoken education, not just print), children can control the software's speed and course, and children have opportunities to explore a variety of concepts on several levels
Security and children's toys
Safe toys for young children are well-made (with no sharp components or splinters and don't pinch); painted with nontoxic, lead-free paint; shatter-proof; and easily washed.
Electric toys should be"UL Approved." Make sure you inspect the label, which should suggest that the toy has been approved by the Underwriters Laboratories. In addition, when choosing toys for children under age 3, make certain there are no small parts or pieces that may become lodged in a child's neck and lead to suffocation.
It's very important to not forget that regular wear and tear can lead to a once secure toy becoming hazardous. Adults should check toys frequently to be certain that they are in good repair. To get a list of toys which were remembered by manufacturers, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.