During my trip through the Toy Fair I was on the lookout for new baby toys that were stimulating and fun for building language. I look for toys that have a varied parts for baby to explore as well as lots for Mom or Dad to talk about and describe. Many of these stimulating toys can be used by speech therapists who work with the birth-three population to encourage vocalizing, gestures and finally words.
Playskool has introduced a new line of Gloworm products that follow in line with their old favorite toy. But Gloworm has been updated with new sensory features such as rings, a snail teether and crinkle flower to entertain. The light up face attracts babies and keeps their interest as they babble in conversation with their new little playmate. To see my full review go here.
Manhattan Toy has a new line of infant toys along the theme of Chicka Chicka Boom. They are bright, and eye catching, especially the ABC Stacker.
I Play’s “My First Doll” comes complete with her bottle, diaper, bib, and teddy bear all to be carried in her bag. Perfect for beginning pretend play and learning language.
“If the Shape Fits eebee,” by eebee’s adventures, is a delightful plush friend with hook on shapes that can be used to encourage language with toddlers and preschoolers. The shapes can be attached most anywhere as you describe location.
Note: Sensory Gloworm is available in stores now, as well as eebee, but the other products will be available later in the year.
“Sensory Gloworm was provided by Playskool. The opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the author.