The transition from 2 to 3 is the age of mastery. This is where your child becomes one of the big kids. He is now a fluent talker and enjoys describing things not just stating what they are. This is a critical time where you want your child’s baby developmental toys to challenge his desire to explore, not stifle it.
During this time, your child will realize that he can multitask, that he can do something with one hand while doing something else with the other. He will also begin sorting things not just by size or color, but by both size and color. Some of the best baby developmental toys for this age are arts and crafts. Activities such as finger painting, modeling clay and chalkboards provide a clean slate for your child to express his creativity. Simple sports are also a great way to foster teamwork and cooperation.
Your child will also begin role playing familiar characters like daddy, or grandpa. At the same time small wooden replicas of animals make great baby developmental toys for this age as he’ll want to learn about worlds that exist beyond his own. Your search should include baby developmental toys that develop his concentration. This is a great time to introduce electronic games and workbooks. Also baby developmental toys like train sets or car sets promote concentration while stimulating their curiosity of how things work.
Sand boxes and board games provide a unique opportunity for your child to play like the big kids. Whether he’s creating a kingdom or holding his own at a big kids game, either way he will be developing his sense of responsibility and independence. The best baby developmental toys are colorful, sturdy, open ended toys. These will stimulate his imagination and will not place limits as to how he can play with them.