Our website focuses on educational toys and games. For the youngest learners, newborns to six months, learning comes in the form of sensory and stimuli toys for the five senses – touch, taste, sight, smell, and sound. Playing to stimulate senses has shown to help infants learn and develop quicker, as well as improving curiosity, attention span, memory, and the nervous system. Infant stimulation can also help with reaching developmental milestones faster later in childhood and improving muscle coordination.
Many of the educational stimulation toys on our site are in black and white, with red occasionally. Studies have shown that infants respond more readily to black and white images, and the inclusion of red allows for an additional color contrast. Many of our toys, as well as mobiles and crib books, come in black and white patterns or images for visual stimulation. Soft books and blocks come in these colors and several textures for visual and tactile stimulation.
Sounds are another sense many of our learning toys focus on for stimuli. The most basic sounds can be heard as crinkles and jingles, and even some of our playmats make crinkling sounds. These include a newsprint playmat, which makes crinkling sounds like playing with the daily paper, and a 4 ft. by 4 ft. photo quilt playmat, which makes crinkling sounds and is covered with pictures of smiling babies and mirrors. This particular play mat can also be a good toy for twins. Mirrors also can be placed inside of a crib for visual stimulation.
Flashcards can also provide mental and visual stimulation. Our flashcards come with bold black, white, and red designs, as well as pictures of babies. Using flashcards in early stages of development can improve concentration skills, the creation of synapses, improving attention span, be calming and soothing, and can encourage curiosity.