Today, toys for toddlers as well as babies seem to be focused on creating the smartest children rather than allowing them to just be children.
Companies create high tech gadgets they claim will make your child incredibly intelligent, but parents on the other hand, worry about their children growing up too fast. It's confusing. These mixed signals make us question the goals we have for our babies. Do we want kids to enjoy their childhood, or be whiz kids at an earlier age?
There are bright colored baby toys for mind stimulation and even baby toys that speak several languages. Shouldn’t babies learn their own primary language before having toys that speak multiple languages?
Whatever happened to baby toys that allow babies to be babies? Some of the best toys for our babies are the ones that rattle and roll, allowing them to giggle and learn about how to make sounds or how to move things.
When my sons were little, I was more focused on making sure that they enjoyed being children. Their baby toys were cuddly, colorful and noisy. Even though I was trained as an elementary school teacher, I wasn’t showing them flashcards at six months of age or teaching them how to add and subtract. I was on the floor with them, teaching them about colors and animals. Their baby toys allowed them to be babies and they loved these toys.
I bought Baby Einstein videos for my sons. Although not exactly baby toys, these videos with their music and bright colors, captivated their attention the whole length of each video. I can say these videos were certainly not harmful to them, but whether my children's brains were being stimulated or they were learning things, I cannot say for sure.
No matter what toys your baby or toddler is using regularly today, their minds are being stimulated.
Focusing on creating baby geniuses is in my opinion, a poor choice. Focusing on developing healthy, happy and intelligent kids is a better route to take.
The vast majority of new parents live on restrictive budgets. They are usually early in their careers and not at the peak of their earning potential. The birth of a baby results in high bills, including the costs associated outfitting a baby nursery with crib, diapers, monitor and the list continues. Clothing, other baby gear and toys for the newborn child can also be expensive.
While there are many absolutely fabulous toys that offer some truly imaginative and delightful experiences for children, the price tags on many of these items can be quite high. Indeed, there are now toys for babies that are priced over the moon.
New parents are likely interested in discovering ways to save money on baby and toddler toys. The Internet is a worthy and useful resource for people who are interested in finding good toys for their baby without having to pay an arm and a leg for these products.
One resource that you will want to utilize in your search for lower cost toys for your baby online is Amazon. Amazon tends to carry a wide selection of baby toys, toddler toys and even toys for tweens and teens. The advantage of Amazon is their "Customer Reviews". Who better to judge from, than other parents who've bought and share the reactions of their own children?
The site has toys for kids of all ages... babies toys, toys for tweens, teens' toys as well as toys and games for adults who are kids at heart.