In the first few months after birth, the baby discover little by little his environment. The development of his senses requires a particular follow-up, in order to offer him a fast and effective awakening.
For this purpose, there are thousands of toys designed for each age group and for each case. To refine hearing and intelligence, several ranges of musical toys are available. We tell you more about them in our article.
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Baby Einstein, Take Along Tunes Musical Toy with Lights and 10 Melodies, Volume Control, Easy to Take Along, for children from 3 months
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At what age should I choose a musical toy?
If early learning toys are designed to accompany the baby in his experiences of discovery of the world around himThe choice of the game to offer him must be made according to his age.
During the first four months, the baby is lacking in strength and is just discovering what's around him, so it's a good idea to choose light, soft toys. These could be light rattles, teethers, stuffed animals, etc.
From four to eight months, the baby will be able to hold the objects and distinguish sounds and colors. Musical rattles and various floor toys are the best way to help your baby gain skill. Babies begin to be interested in pictures and music at this age.
Between eight and twelve months, the baby better develop their hearing abilities. Therefore, it would be necessary to opt for the more developed sound toys and miniature musical instruments.
What are the appropriate musical toys for each age?
From the age of four months, the musical toys doivent accompagner le bébé with a progressive development of the sound and consistency of the toys.
Indeed, the most important thing is to know which toy to choose for each stage of a baby's life. Here is a short and informative summary to help you:
- between 4 and 8 months: musical rattles, sound boxes;
- between 8 and 12 months: all kinds of sound objects;
- Between 12 and 18 months: audio books, small musical instruments and telephone toys;
- between 18 months and 2 years: musical toys on which he can tap and activate the sounds (xylophone);
- from 2 to 3 years : various miniature musical instruments.
What is the role of musical toys in baby's development?
Contrary to what you might think, offering musical toys to your baby will not necessarily make him a musician later on. However, it is important to understand that this is of great importance. The musical awakening consists, in principle, in awakening the child to different sounds.
Indeed, when the baby interacts freely with the sounds and music produced by the musical toys, it develops his creativity, as well as its artistic expression.
Whatever his age, it also develops his imagination, especially when he adopts gestures to accompany the sounds.
When the baby's mobility is sufficiently developed to move consciously, the music allows him to discover his body and how to coordinate it. This is reflected in his gestures, especially when he clap your hands and feet.
What are the different types of early learning music toys?
In order to choose the right musical toy for your baby during the first months of his life, it is important to from know what to look for. Indeed, there are several types and ranges of toys designed according to each age.
These include musical rattles, bells, stuffed animals that produce sounds and melodies, musical books, toy cell phones and miniature musical instruments.
For the latter, it is recommended to choose them according to the age of the baby. It could be the flute, the drum, the xylophone, the piano or any other instrument available in miniform.