Age Appropriate Toys - Birth to Five Years

Newborn to Three Months
Newborn babies cannot see too clearly for the first few days. They love to be held and loved. They tend to see black and white clearly. They love to be in the swing or bouncer.

The best toys for them at this age are:
  1. Musical mobiles
  2. Music cd's
  3. Black and white books
  4. Mirrors
Three Months to One Year
Infants love playing with keyboards and musical toys. When they start to crawl and walk they will show you what their favorite toy is.

The best toys for infants are:
  1. Rattles
  2. Baby gyms and activity mats
  3. Books
  4. Soft blocks
  5. Large legos
  6. Balls
  7. Teddy bears
One to Two Years
They become independent. They like to experiment and touch everything. Toddlers love to get into what they know they can't.

Here are some great toys for them:
  1. Nesting/stacking
  2. Cups
  3. Shape
  4. Sorters/puzzles
  5. Crayons
  6. Finger paints
  7. Play dough
  8. Dolls
Two to Three (+) Years
Preschoolers are at a great age for learning. They can understand much more than infants and toddlers. They love to chat and play. Some days they nap and some days they don't. They can sit through a book without jumping all around.

Here are some great toys they will love:
  1. Dinosaurs
  2. Play and dress dolls
  3. Rocks
  4. Puzzles

Following the Child

This commonly used phrase comes from the Montessori practice of observing children in their natural environment (e.g. the prepared classroom)
and using their interests and level of ability as a
guide. The caregiver provides appropriate material
and adapts to meet the needs of each child accordingly.

Using Best Early Childhood Practices

Our programs are adapted for the specific areas
we engage in (e.g. rural environments) and utilize
time tested methods to make impact at the
grassroots level. We have a dedicated core of
experienced developers and trainers, with
backgrounds in a multitude of ECD disciplines.

Creating a More Peaceful and Sustainable World

By focusing on the early years, our programs capitalize on a window of opportunity when the brain is still forming and a person is most conducive to internalizing humanistic principles. By instilling a strong framework of values and ethics in our children, we plant seeds for future prosperity in the world.

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