The best toys for 19 to 23-month-old babies
What are the best toys for 19 to 23-month-old babies?
“I do it myself!” That may be their motto. they would embrace every opportunity to learn, do, and become more independent. These children are more confident and stable at walking, and are exploring other skills such as balancing, jumping, and running. They can pull a toy behind them while walking, climb on and off furniture without assistance, walk up and down stairs with assistance, and—by the end of this period—may be able to kick a ball.
They can now pick up and manipulate much smaller objects due to their more developed pincer grasp. They like to sort objects, often grouping them into two categories, and can now fit together simple objects. These children can match angles, which allow them to fit a square peg into a square hole. They can also start to use very simple coupling mechanisms like magnets, large hooks, and hook-and-loop or touch fasteners.
During this time frame, children understand that some toys represent other objects. They can use simple phrases, a few active verbs, and directional words, such as “up,” “down,” and “in”.
Social play also emerges because children of this age can now communicate with and play alongside each other. Rudimentary pretend and role-play emerge; these toddlers can pretend to be asleep and can role-play a variety of commonly observed actions.
As they approach 2 years of age, they may make dolls or stuffed animals assume roles, expecting them to eat pretend food. They are more goal-oriented and object permanence is more advanced. These children can help dress or undress themselves.
Toys with low to moderate cause-and-effect features—such as those with push buttons or pull cords that cause actions or sounds are appealing to these children. Simple remote controls are also usable.