BOOKS, TOYS & PLAY - HELPING CHILDREN DEVELOP ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Books and toys play an important role in developing your child's brain. Studies show that even babies who are still in their mother's womb have already started learning. They have started to recognise their mother's voice, thus promoting early word recognition after they're born.
As parents, you play a major role in your child's speech development. Parents are the first to recognise their baby's signal and talk to them long before the infant understands what's being said. And our cute little ones will respond to our words using their own words.
People surrounding them have great contributions in developing babies' learning and language skills. So dads, big brother, big sister, grandpa, grandma, uncle, aunt, you can also help speech development through conversation, reading, play and storytelling.
Check out Peekaboo Baby's wide range of books and toys to help your little one as they begin their learning journey
READ BOOKS WITH THEM
The first five years of a child's life, especially the first two, is a critical learning period. According to studies, during this early stage, billions of nerve cells grow and branch in the nerve cortex forming a densely interconnected web. Between 15 months to 2 years of age, the dramatic growth of brain cells happens. And this is also a critical stage in exposing language to them.
Reading to young children has a powerful impact on the rest of their lives. Giving books to children at an early stage improves their vocabulary and reading skills. Though toddlers, according to experts, shouldn't be forced to learn to read, exposing them to quality books may help them acquire vocabulary, sound recognition, letters and lastly their reading skills. This soft baby book has lots of creative activities for parents to enjoy with their kids.
Have you tried reading books aloud? Babies love to hear our voices. Reading aloud with a proper diction and pronunciation helps them imagine things, places and people. With little expense, you can “travel” around the world with just the pages of books. Holding your little one in your arms while reading books builds closer relationships and creates special bonds.
Explore our range of books to build out your child's first library.
ENGAGE THEIR LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Encouraging and participating in play provides opportunities to develop a child's speech by explaining different methods of play in simple terms. Repetition is a powerful learning tool in early years and can help children remember and recall activities they enjoy doing.
Stacking blocks are a tried and tested play activity. Our product, The very hungry caterpillar stacking nesting blocks, features 10 paper board blocks. Each block has letters, numbers, shapes and with illustrations, helps in developing the baby's fine motor skills offering a perfect blend of fun and learning.
You can also support their development by getting outdoors and identifying different animals. Explain to them how a caterpillar eats a leaf, or how a spider spins its web. Check out Peekaboo's wooden toy sets and talk to them about farm animals that you see, foods that you enjoy, and everyday household items.
Parents have found another valuable aid in teaching their young ones to promote their listening skills by listening to some recordings. New expressions, new words, new phrases, will not only colour your child's vocabulary skills but their intellectual capacity to understand. Check out our musical toy section here to choose an audio toy your little one will surely love.
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We're here to help you be part of your child's learning journey. To get the most out of your baby and toddler journey, Peekaboo Baby has a wide range of available products including nursery furniture, art and craft supplies, outdoor toys, wooden toys, puzzles, puppets and more.
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