Once toddlers are ready to learn how to build using blocks, you’ll want to start off with a simple set like the Infantino Press and Stay Sensory Blocks. These blocks don’t require as much effort to push together or pull apart, which reduces frustration. Unlike some blocks that only allow toddlers to build upward, these blocks also allow you to build sideways.
The Infantino Sensory Press & Stay Sensory Blocks consist of 24 Blocks in the set. Encourage imagination and eliminate frustration with a building block set that is easy for even the youngest builders to attach and stack together into fun shapes, high towers, and endless possibilities. No need to align the blocks perfectly – the interlocking pattern makes it easy to attach and pull apart. Stack up or even build sideways!
By 6 months of age, babies can typically hold one block in two hands and can shake a rattle. At 9 months, most babies display the raking pincer grasp and by 12 months of age they have perfected the pincer grasp, can hold a bottle, and can drop a block into a cup.
There are many other reasons though why babies like to put teether toys in their mouths to chew on. It is not always a relief when their teeth are emerging.
It is part of child development that babies will try to put things into their mouths at an early age. All that mouthing and munching encourages a baby to move their tongue inside their mouth. This gives the child awareness of their mouth. These motions help to lay the foundation for learning speech sounds as babies begin to babble while learning to say their first words, “mama” “dada” and “baba.”
The Infantino team thinks smart, creates smart, and has loads of fun while doing it. Their joy comes from watching the world love and use the Infantino toys daily.