What Toys Are Suitable?

For those who have little contact with children but do buy presents the following “range guide” may help your thinking…

Pushing too far ahead may make the toy less attractive or less about play than aspiration.

Age RangeSuggested Types of Toys
Babies (0-12 Months)Rattles, squeaky toys, balls, chimes and bells.
Toddlers (1-3 years)Pull along toys, soft toys, dolls, finger paints and large crayons.
Pre-school (3-5 years)Hand puppets, construction kits, train sets and puzzles.
5-7 yearsAs well as all the toys listed above, bat and ball games, pencil sets, colouring kits, craft and hobby kits and musical instruments.
ALL AgesWill benefit from appropriate learning and developmental toys but do remember they also need to just have fun.