Living / 9 December, 2021 / Ellie Thompson

Choosing The Right Toys For The Right Age: Newborn To Six Years

If you’re wondering which toys are age-appropriate for your little ones, we’ve got you covered. We’ve pulled together a huge range of toys and games that support children in their learning and development, and all are grouped by age and stage, so you can choose the right toys for the right age.

We’ve chosen our favourite toys perfect for every personality, so you can shop with ease.

The best toys for newborns +

New babies will begin to make sense of the colourful world around them as soon as they’re born, and it’s important to introduce them to new sights, sounds and textures using toys and accessories that will stimulate their senses.

Interactive playmats are brilliant for tummy time, while books and soft toys are brilliant for taking with you everywhere you go.

Baby Activity Gym, aden + anais

Bumble Bee Sensory Toy, Pure Earth Collection

Stegosaurus Plush Toy, ELC

Recommended toys for 6-18 months +

Your little one is now busy improving their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, so why not invest in toys that will help them? We think shape sorters and stackers are brilliant for babies aged 6 months plus. TOMY’s Toomies Hide and Squeak Eggs are an irresistible must-buy for this age group.

Age appropriate toys for 12-24 months +

These kids are on a mission. From 12 months you’ll find your baby is now a toddler and enjoying their newfound independence. Encourage imaginative playtime and roleplay adventure with this range of toy sets and activity centres.

Abc Buggy Cart, Blue Almonds

24 Piece Set Magnetic Blocks, Blue Almonds

Toys suitable for children 18 months +

The best toys for kids 2 to 5 years of age

Every playtime is now an adventure, and it’s time for your mini explorers to discover more about the outside world around them through play. Take a trip on a London bus, enjoy role play at Cherry Lane Cottage, or sail the Seven Seas in a pirate ship. The world is now their oyster!

Recommended toys for 3-6 years of age

Shop for toys you can enjoy together to help your child improve their social skills, and now they’re in preschool or infant school, why not continue to help their learning through play?

Roleplay and imagination are at the heart of playtime for 3-6-year-olds, and our ultimate toy for any child 3+ has to be the TonieBox.


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