Age Appropriate Toys
While it is important to observe age safety guidelines provided by toy manufacturers, it is also important to provide toys that match your child's stage of development. Children develop different skills at different rates, and a child will benefit most from a toy that allows them to strengthen skills they are just developing while also learning new skills. The following pages will provide some guidelines for selecting toys based on the developmental milestones children generally reach at particular ages, but you should always keep in mind your observations of your own child. There could be benefits from toys in younger or older age categories as well.