As a new mom, or even a mom of two (or more!), your goals always remain the same: keep baby safe, healthy, and happy. With those goals in mind, we want to ensure our children not only have toys that keep them happy and entertained, but toys that work to heighten their senses and benefit their overall development.
With quite a few Gumtree babies under our (the Gumtree South Africa staff) belts, we thought we would use our experience and insight to put together a list of our top 5 favourite developmental baby and kid’s toys.
- The Pikler Triangle
The Pikler triangle has become increasingly popular this year! It is a sturdy indoor climbing structure made from solid wood that encourages little ones, from as young as 6 months, to practice their gross motor skills and physical challenges.
- YBike Pewi
The YBike Pewi is an innovative bike and walking buddy without pedals or training wheels. From as young as 9 months of age, little ones can use this untraditional walker to enhance their body and space awareness, and helps them practice their balance and coordination.
An abacus, also known as a counting frame, is a tool originally used as a means to calculate before the invention of calculators and computers. However, in today’s day and age, many children’s brands are creating beautifully designed versions as a fun and exciting way to encourage learning of numbers and simple arithmetic.
- Activity Centres
Wooden activity centres often include mazes, shapes, levers, bright colours, and moving parts all aimed at aiding the development of fine motor skills, learning colours and numbers, and more.
- Stacking Rings
Stacking rings are perfect for the development of fine motor skills and coordination, as well as promotes a healthy appetite for learning.
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find these items close to home.