Age-Appropriate & Developmental Toys

For older infants 7 to 12 months

developmental baby toys, baby toys, age-appropriate, motor skills development, brain developmentOur babies love exploring the world around through their senses. Help boost their brain development and learning experiences with age-appropriate and developmental toys.

According to child development and brain expert Rima Shore, this is because their brain development relies from the learning experiences they acquire from play and from the world around. For us, they’re the sensory rollie-pollies who love mouthable toys, peek-a-boos, rolling, jumping, falling, bouncing and getting back-up!

developmental baby toys

Exploratory play

The older infant is interested in baby toys that will allow extensive exploration. For the little rollie-pollie, it’s all about rolling, jumping, sitting, running, falling, bouncing, and getting back up. How fun!!!

Developmental baby toys that boost motor skills development

developmental baby toys

“Out of sight, out of mind” games

The older infant is interested in appearing and disappearing objects and people. During this time, they develop “object permanence”, which makes the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” literally true. The little ones will need toys and activities that allow them to stack, and put things in and out of containers.

Developmental baby toys that spark cognitive development

developmental baby toys

Manipulative play

The little one should have developed “pincer” (thumb and finger) grasp by now, and begin to hold objects with one hand while manipulating them with the other. Push and pull toys come in handy at about 9 months, or when the little one attempts to walk by holding onto something.

Developmental baby toys that trigger fine motor skills development

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” —Marcel Proust

Our purpose is to make developmental toy selection easier for you. We do this through research, recommendations by experts and parents, and through the pre-selection of toys on Amazon, as reviewed by verified consumers. We welcome recommendations in helping us and other parents choose age-appropriate and developmental toys.

The Brightest Family conducts independent research, and may refer to studies from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission web site, and from non-profit organizations.

“Kids and Babies - Safety Alerts.” United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Accessed Aug. 2017.

Which Toy For Which Child. Washington D.C., U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Accessed Aug. 2017. A Consumer's Guide for Selecting Suitable Toys

“Age-by-Age Toy Buying Guide.”, The Toy Association, Accessed Aug. 2017.

Young Toddler Toys

Kindle brain development and animate exploratory play through age-appropriate and developmental toys.