Hello, welcome back! Today we are going to talk about another very important toy called Baby Gyms which offers a some important development benefits for you child at the early stage of development (0 to 2 years).
It has been a very popular toy in western countries, but now is becoming popular in India as well. So lets understand how it helps!
What is a Baby Gym?
A baby gym is usually a arch and small toys suspended from it. This arch is either made up of plastic or wood. At the bottom, below the arch there may be a soft baby mat. Then they also have some cute lights, some sound making baby toys like a kick piano, soft toys of various animals like fish, monkey etc. All of nice bright colors.
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So how does this toy help in the early stage development of babies?
A baby gym has everything. Soft and hanging toys which oscillate when kicked, it has bright colors, there may be some light and also some baby musical toy attached to it. A infant / toddler is learning and environment around her/him should provides the best tools to learn about sound, colors, movement etc. Baby gym helps the baby with this learning.
- Visual Tracking & Hand-to-Eye Coordination: When your baby kicks the toy it moves and your baby tries to follow it and catch it.
- Stimulates Senses: Baby gym comes in bright colors, varied textures and may have sound. All these stimulates your babies senses.
- Control over body movement: Your baby will try to kick and reach out to the toys suspended from the arch. This will help him/her balance his/her body and the it’s movement. It is a great way of learning.
- Increases Focus: Your baby will learn to focus. Focus on the toys hanging from the arch.
- Physical development: Kicking and trying to reach out to the toys, helps strengthen your babies muscle.
All above all very important development needs of the babies from 0 to 2 years and a baby gym is surely an important tool in helping them develop these.
Hope you liked this article. Is your baby below 2 years? Next time you see a baby gym do consider buying it for you little one.
Have a nice day!