Before they turn one, babies learn through their senses. They can make eye contact, smile, grasp objects and bring them to their mouth to learn even more about them. What they need most of all is adult interaction: talking, singing, reading to baby, holding them and caressing them, rocking them, are all essential. You can read more about how your baby learns in this article.

Newborns are learning so much already, getting to know those closest to them, and all the sounds, sights and smells around them. As they develop, choose simple toys that engage baby, that encourage sensory exploration, motor skills, and cause and effect.

Here are some toys grouped by learning outcomes: