In this video, we talked about toy selection. Here are my four key things to look out for:
- Toys that are age-appropriate
- Toys that are cognitively challenging and will stimulate your child’s brain (but not so much that they become frustrated).
- Toys that can be used in multiple ways
- Toys that need a little bit of adult involvement to be used to their fullest potential so that play becomes a social experience.
Here’s a link to a playlist of videos where I review toys.
Also, I have a list of cognitively challenging toys… check it out!
Sharing time: Your favorite toys
Pop on over to our Facebook group to share some of your favorite toys that meet these criteria. What age range are they best suited for? How do you think they have been useful for your child’s speech and language development?