Don't forget the littlest ones when thinking about stocking stuffers and Hanukkah gifts this year! Make baby's first holiday season one they'll enjoy all year with this list of 5 ideas we've put together featuring - you guessed it! HABA toys!
Clutching Toys & Teethers
It's no coincidence that our wooden, plastic and silicone rattles and chew toys are the absolute perfect size for both little hands and stockings! Encourage fine motor skills while easing sore gums with our eco-friendly wood clutching toys and food-grade plastic or silicone teethers! Featuring bright colors and fun textures that will both delight and provide hours of sensory-focused entertainment!
Babies love to cuddle and so do HABA doll friends! These soft and lovable plush snug-up dolls are built tough to withstand lots of love and play sessions. Not to mention they are machine washable! There are 11 to choose from that are designed specifically for children 6 months+ (browse here) and 10 more designed for 18 months+ that feature removable clothing and shoes, tangle-free yet style-able hair and other accessories!
Plush Toys and Balls
Floor play is something most, if not all babies LOVE! Not only that, but it is very beneficial to their development! Simple activities such as batting, rolling, swatting or grabbing at a toy will teach them so much! From developing spacial awareness, hand eye coordination and just plain old enjoyment, floor play with a HABA plush toy or ball is where it's at! Our soft toys and balls feature bright colors, and fun and engaging sensory elements that crinkle, rattle or reflect light.
When it comes to toys, less is more and you can't get any more basic than a block set. Blocks are something babies can play with all through their growing stages. Their play might begin with exploration and manipulation of the block. The texture, the taste, the color. As the child develops, they might start stacking the blocks on one another. Soon they realize that knocking the blocks down is a thrill! Then, perhaps carrying the
blocks around, and putting them into the box and taking them out can be fun too! As they develop into a toddler, blocks can be used to create structures, encouraging imagination and building critical STEM skills.
If a child can sit up, they are old enough to start exploring basic puzzle play. Many of our puzzles feature chunky pieces and even some have knobs for little hands to grab, engaging pictures and just a few pieces to keep it simple. It may look easy to an adult, but puzzle-play is a great way to introduce a baby shape recognition, hone fine/gross motor skills, hand eye coordination, early problem solving and even patience! A baby can learn patience? Of course they can - they have to start somewhere!
There you have it, our top 5 recommendations for baby's first stocking stuffers or Hanukkah gifts. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!