by Dr. Jill Campbell, PsyD, Parent & Me Curriculum Director
Babies learn through play. In The Pump Station & Nurtury’s Parent & Me Program, babies have the opportunity to explore new toys during class. One of my favorite brands of toys that we present in our classrooms is Fat Brain Toys. Being a parent & me instructor, I get the joy of watching babies explore and discover through play. Here are the “babies’ top picks” from Fat Brain Toys
* Five colorful spheres for baby to explore.
* Multi-functioning toy encourages hand-eye coordination and fine motor development.
* Each sphere has a different function. Baby can push, slide, spin and click.
* Enhances cause & effect learning.
* High quality design and materials
#2 Oombe Cube Sorter
*Six textured shapes that never get lost because they are each attached by a strong yet soft and safe string.
* Made of high-quality silicone.
*Great for teething.
*Shape sorting promotes fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and visual-spatial skills.
*Toy will grow with your baby’s development.
*Three bright and interesting shapes that hold babies’ attention.
*Each shape rattles and shakes and will suction to any smooth surface or stick together. Makes a fun popping sound when released.
*Suction cups make this a great toy for the stroller or highchair.
*Made of high-quality silicone.
* Great for teething.
* Promotes auditory and tactile stimulation as well as grasping and reaching.
#4 Tobbles Neo
*Six brightly dual-colored pieces are weighted for a unique stacking and balancing experience.
*Different sized pieces can stack, tilt, roll and spin.
*Promotes sequencing, balancing, hand-eye coordination and visual-spatial acuity.
*Fun for building up and toppling over!
* Great 1st birthday gift!