The Only Reason Why You Must Ignore Pounding On Hammer Toys

Pounding the pegs of hammer toys may be interrupting your afternoon nap. But before you stop the noise, realize your child is doing more than just making a noise.

Child development experts say your child is really working... developing hand-eye coordination, small muscles and gross motor skills.

Infants won't get much use playing with a toy workbench or toy xylophone, but when your child reaches about 18 months, toys they can swing an instrument at will aid in his or her development.

These toys range from the simple to the more elaborate.

Toddlers are often intrigued by toys that involve pounding, pushing buttons and manipulating dials.

Make no mistake, simple and inexpensive toys such as pounding colorful wood or plastic pegs through a small board can fascinate them for long periods of time. And hold many development value.

Some of these toys have pegs with different geometric shapes and colors that must be pounded into their corresponding holes. This task is a bit more challenging, but surely helps toddlers with their spatial-relations skills. They learn about shapes, sizes and even matching correct parts.

Interactive toy drums are a newer entry into this market niche. When babies hit these digital drums with their hands, the toy responds by displaying colors and shapes or saying letters, numbers and words.

Older toddlers often enjoy more versatile versions of hammer toys, such as toy workbenches that let them snap together blocks and work with plastic hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches.

In a nutshell... ignore the racket: hammer toys are some of the best development toys your child can have.

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