Do you have a very active infant that could use some extra stimulation? Are you a little hesitant to buy ride on toys because of the age of your child? It’s amazing to me how quickly even small children can get bored with the hordes of toys that we buy them.
We all know how some days can go – you’ve watched all the Baby Einstein, Sesame Street, and Barney that you can handle for the day and you’ve played with every toy that you have, but go figure, that baby is just looking for something else to do.
Maybe you’ve even tried to do some work in the kitchen and you’ve opened the cupboard door with the Tupperware so the baby can just bang away with all that nondestructive plastic (one of my favorite ways of entertaining!). Wow, it’s only 2:00 in the afternoon so now what?
By nine months of age you’re sure to have a very curious baby who’s crawling and maybe even pulling themselves up and trying to take a couple of steps. Although it may seem like a big step for such a small child, it’s okay to buy infants aged 9 months and older an interactive ride on toy. When you buy ride on toys you will be stimulating and encouraging developmental skills that are beneficial to your baby’s growth process. Here are three of the ways that your child’s development will be enhanced when you buy ride on toys:
- Ride on toys challenge hand to eye coordination which improves fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are also developed through good old physical activity. Your child will learn how to climb onto the toy, hold on to the handles, and move the toy in some fashion. These activities also work all of the muscle groups, helping with balance and stability.
- They also encourage independent play. While playing with other children is important, independent play is beneficial in its own right. When children play alone they are better able to explore their environment at their own level and speed.
- Even though they can’t express things to you verbally, you can be sure that your child’s imagination is working full time. Ride on toys encourage this stimulation and improve observation skills.
So yes, it’s very appropriate to buy ride on toys for your infant (and soon to be toddler). The Little Tikes Push and Ride Racer and the My First Cozy Coupe Walker Ride On are both great choices for infants 9 months and older. They’re safe, quiet, and body powered!
These ride on toys are great because not only are they inexpensive but your child can use them in two different ways. They can either stand up behind them, hang on, and push or they can sit on them and scoot all over the house. You’ll be surprised how quickly they gain speed!
So don’t hesitate to buy ride on toys because before you know it those little terrors will be pushing themselves around the house or the yard on their very own ride. For even more options you may want to explore Ride On Toys For Babies and Push Ride On Toys for the toddlers. You’ll may be pleasantly surprised at the variety and options available!
P.S. Just a cute video that I enjoyed!
Originally posted 2010-01-10 11:33:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter