Alex Toys “Read All About Me” Journal Kit

Color, create and bind the sheets. This Alex Toys journal kit allows you to make a unique book about yourself, your family, friends, school and hobbies.

Melissa & Doug Beginner Pattern Blocks

Five two-sided wooden pattern boards with ten designs feature recessed spaces for secure shape placement

A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure Book- Matthew Reinhart

3D experience that comes packed with a variety of novelty features – pop ups, working light sabers, pull tabs and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular saga.

U.S.A. Sound Puzzle- MELISSA & DOUG

Learning the states is fun with this wooden puzzle from Melissa & Doug! As each piece is placed correctly in the puzzle board, your child will be delighted to hear the names of the states and capitals.

Imagination is Key

Kids love toys. If you have any doubts about that, just take a child into a toy store. She will probably find a number of things that she feels she just can’t live without.Check out www.pdplay.com to learn more about outdoor learning environments

Toys are more than just fun and games for kids. Most toys provide at least some opportunity for children to learn. The best toys engage a child’s senses, spark their imaginations and encourage them to interact with others.

Toys for Toddlers

Toddlers can play with a wider variety of toys than they did when they were smaller. They might still enjoy some of the toys they played with as babies, and that’s fine. The same blocks they played with a year or two ago can provide them with new and different educational opportunities as their knowledge expands. 

 But they also need toys that are designed with kids their age in mind. Shape sorters are great for toddlers. They teach them how to match similar items and provide parents the opportunity to teach them the names of the shapes. Lego blocks provide an opportunity to learn more about colors and symmetry while they develop their motor skills.


Babies and Toys

Babies are eager to learn about the world around them, and they have much to learn. Every new shape, color, texture, taste and sound is a learning experience for them. Giving your baby toys that are safe and stimulating will help him discover his senses. Rattles and toys that make music are favorites of infants. Toys with contrasting colors are fascinating to babies and stimulate their developing vision. As they grow, infants can use toys to explore object permanence and cause and effect relationships. They also need objects such as blocks to help them build motor skills and hand-eye coordination.