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Your Baby Learns and Plays with the Oombee Ball by Fat Brain Toys Australia

Posted on July 20, 2019 by Lubica Misevski

 

Fat Brain Toys Oombee Ball | Kidzinc Australia | Online Educational Toys

Fat Brain Toys has a great product to help your baby play and learn, even at the tender age of six months. The colourful and carefully textured Oombee Ball will keep your baby engaged, help develop basic motor skills, and introduce her/him to colours, textures, and spaces.

Read on to find out how to entertain and teach your baby with the Oombee Ball by Fat Brain Toys.

What is the Oombee Ball by Fat Brain Toys? 

Fat Brain Toys took the concept of the traditional Matryoshka doll, which nestles one doll inside another, to a whole new level by redesigning it as a fun and educational baby toy. The Oombee Ball is a set of four brightly coloured, highly textured spheres that are just right for a baby to handle. All the balls open up (except the smallest one) so that one sphere can nestle perfectly inside another. In addition, the spheres are safely tethered together in a delightfully wobbly row so that your baby can safely play with them for hours. The spheres are made of the highest quality of materials, and they are constructed to last.

Oombee Balls and child development: Grasping the basics

Your baby will be busy exploring the world around her during the second half of her first year of life. She will be attracted by exciting new colours and textures, and she'll develop basic motor skills when picking up, placing, and replacing objects. She will build upon these initial movements later when she needs to grasp and manipulate everyday things such as household items, zippers and buttons, tools, paper and crayons, and so on. 

Vivid colors

Introduce and reinforce colours with the Oombee Ball. Each connected ball is brightly coloured to visually engage your baby, allowing you the opportunity to teach her the name of the current colour she holds in her hand. Motor skills and spatial abilities develop concurrently as she handles each coloured sphere, associates it with the sound of its colour name, and places it where it needs to go. 

Varied textures

Whether the ball she has in her hand has grooves in the shape of ripples, lines, swirls, or dots, your baby will spend hours of enjoyment exploring the unique texture of each sphere. In this way, giving your six-month-old an Oombee Ball is an ideal method for developing her sense of touch.

Spatial reasoning 

Inspired by the traditional Russian nesting dolls, Oombee Balls allow tiny hands the opportunity to place one ball easily within the other. By completing this important task, your baby develops a sense of spatial relationships as she figures out how each sphere fits into its home. She'll also get a visual on the uniquely shaped grooves on each sphere, which will help her recognize geometric shapes later on.

Object permanence: A growing awareness of things

Finally, much like the game of peek-a-boo, your child will learn to make the ball go away and come back as she puts it inside its containing sphere. In other words, your baby learns about object permanence -- a key concept for understanding that things exist in the real world regardless of whether they are out of sight, out of hearing, or out of reach.  

As a leading educational toy company, at Kidzinc we're dedicated to sourcing safe, engaging, and enjoyable toys for young minds. We're the experts on assisting parents with helping their kids develop the abilities and talents they will use for a lifetime through books, puzzles, games, toys, and interactive play.

For more information on the Oombee Ball by Fat Brain Toys and how it can help your baby learn during her/his first year of life, please contact us.

Or, you can simply purchase the Oombee Ball by clicking the link here

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The Best Educational Baby Toys for your Child

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Lubica Misevski

 

Best Educational Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

Early in life, a baby's brain goes through incredibly rapid development. Every day, they're learning more skills, developing better understanding, and forming pathways that will help them, not just through this critical year of life, but for the rest of their lives. While most babies can be entertained relatively simply, providing the right toys can help stimulate baby's brain and offer them enhanced brain development, which helps form the core of those long-term skills your child will need. 

Brain Development in the First Year

During the first year of life, your child's brain will double in size. He will learn skills like cause and effect, gradually increase self-control, and evaluate the world around him. As your baby learns and grows, you will see her become more comfortable in her environment, developing an increased sense of safety and security. When they feel loved and safe, babies are more likely to learn and grow--and having the right toys can help them better interact with their environments. 

Choosing the Right Toys

It doesn't take long to end up with shelf after shelf of toys that your baby will virtually ignore: toys that fail to fit their overall developmental needs. We'd like to offer you the right toys to help improve your child's brain development and provide them with a better understanding of their world.

The Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile offers bright primary colours and fascinating patterns, with both simple and complex graphics. The reversible cards allow parents to change the patterns their infants see, increasing the complexity as baby grows. The graphics and patterns on the Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile reflects over 40 years of academic research to help visual development in your baby. This mobile is close to my heart, as it's the one I selected for both my children after many hours of research in finding the best one on the market. 

Manhattan Toy Company Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia

The Whoozit shows off its bright primary colours, fascinating shapes, and great textures. Baby can grab, chew, and explore with the Whoozit to her heart's content, learning more about her world as she plays. 

Manhattan Toy Company Whoozit | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

The Whoozit Water Mat for Tummy Time is a great way to use baby's tummy time to maximum potential. While he's hanging out on his tummy anyway, baby can squish the fun shapes floating through the water, exploring cause and effect as he discovers what his little hands have the power to move and create. 

Manhattan Toy Company Whoozit Water Mat for Tummy Time | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia

Sensory rollers are more than just balls, though they can certainly be used in that capacity. Each ball is made of a different texture. They're easy for small hands to grab on to while allowing baby to explore a range of different textures. 

Fat Brain Toys Sensory Rollers | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia Online Educational Toys 

Tobbles Neo is a fantastic stacking toy. Each of the pieces is weighted for easier stacking and comes in a series of bright colours that will help with brain development and catch your child's eye. Children will love stacking up the pieces one after another, knocking them down, and then starting all over again. 

Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia Online Educational Toys

Dimpl is a great sensory toy for children of all ages. Little ones can push the small "buttons," then pop them back out the other way again. It will keep their attention long-term, allowing them to explore the simple act of pushing that button while enjoying great textures. 

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

This Geometric Rattle Trio allows little ones to build, shake, and explore both texture and sound through the same simple toy. It's a building toy your kids will be sure to fall in love with!

Hape Geometric Rattle Trio 9 Pieces | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

The Take-Along Activity Box is the perfect activity for taking on the go. With gears, mirrors, and plenty of textures and movements to explore, it will be sure to catch baby's eye and intrigue them. 

 Hape Take-Along Activity Box | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia Online Educational Toys

The Snail Pull and Play Sorter offers different types of play as baby learns and grows. Little ones will love exploring the holes and trying to fit each shapes into the proper space. As baby gets older, the snail can be pulled along behind them as they crawl or toddle around the floor. 

Hape Toys Snail Pull and Play Sorter | Baby Toys | KidzInc Australia | Online Educational Toys

What toys will you choose to fill your home while your baby is small? With this great selection of toys, you can help improve your child's brain development and assist them as they learn about the world around them and develop the vital skills they need in that first year of life. 

We have more wonderful educational toys for your baby that you might want to select from by clicking here.

 

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The Baby Toys You Need To Have

Posted on August 03, 2015 by Lubica Misevski

If there is one thing near and dear to our heart, it is baby toys.

When we first started KidzInc one of the key motivators was our first child. We wanted to buy her toys like any parent, but we also wanted to develop her mind at the same time.

We were unsure what baby toys would do this, and even how to begin. It seemed there were not a lot of high-quality baby toys on the market, and they were hard to find.

Starting a toy store certainly solved this issue for us :). But in all seriousness we understand why finding the best baby toys you can for your child is close to your heart.

So today we have put together not just a collection of baby toys, but a collection of baby toys that are high quality. They will support your babies development in all aspects. Including social, spatial, motor skills fine and major, and cognitive development.

The development we saw in our daughter using some of these toys, and now in our son have been amazing.

We know that every single parent want to develop their baby. So without further ado, here is a list of baby toys we feel you should know about.

First off the rank for baby toys is one of our personal favourites, the Tobbles Neo by Fat Brain Toys. Winner of the prestige 2013 Toy of the Year – Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair, and many other awards. The Tobbles Neo is wonderful for building fine motor skills, co-ordination and spatial awareness.

The bright colours and fun stacking options, make this a wonderful toy for baby while developing critical skills at an early age. They build in a variety of ways, meaning the biggest piece does not always need to be at the bottom. A lot like there are many answers to one problem.

The design is unique, and they are very tactile and easy for baby to grab hold and play with. As far as baby toys go, we believe this one is a must-have for any parent.



Included in our must-have baby toys collections is a soft book. Where would a baby be without a book :)?
The Galt Giant Soft Book makes books fun for Baby. It is an 8-page book with crinkle wings, furry body, shiny wings, patterned spots, peep-o leaf, squeaky petal, dotty shell and s sun mirror. Most importantly Machine washable.

As baby toys go, making books fun has all sorts of long-term benefits for baby.



And in terms of long-term benefits how about music? Shown to have a direct linkage to understanding math, the Hape Early Melodies Xylophone is a wonderful instrument for baby.

The Hape Early Melodies Xylophone helps baby develop an appreciation for rhythm and music, hand eye coordination and sensory perception.

All of Hape wooden toy products are masterfully made, and this one has no square edges.



Where would a baby toys collections be without a walker? The Hape Little Rider is one of our favourites. Winner of the toy of the year 2014 in Finland, it has soft rubber handles, rounded edges and even a storage compartment for baby toys.

The other wonderful aspect is that when baby gets tired, baby can ride it. This is a great baby, Walker.



Another classic in our collection of baby toys is the Hape Book Wood at the Zoo. With colourful coloured pages, made with non-toxic paints it is a great option for a baby book.

Helping baby with visual, tactile, and auditory cues. It is also great for Developing Social Skills. The basics of communication, cooperation, and collaboration; encourages trust, friendship, and language development.



If you are planning a vacation soon, then this might be one to add to your collection. The K's Kids- Jumbo Go Go, Winner of Dr Toy Best Vacation Children’s Products Winner. It comes with a teether key set to start the engine, has a real engine sound, followed by music and lights. Just like mum and dad it even includes a place for babies bottle :), a pocket for toys, and a mirror.

A cool toy to add to babies collection, and perhaps give you 5 minutes to yourself.


Let us introduce you to K’s Kids - Popboblocs Chain An Inch Worm. As baby toys go, this one is all fun, with development sneakily included. The inch worm develops babies fine motor skills, as each of the pieces of our little worm link together. This is so baby can build inch worms of different types and configurations. 2D and 3D configurations are possible. Winner of the preferred Choice Award 2013 - Baby and Toddler Toy.

Inch Worm is a happy little worm, and we are sure inch worm will make baby smile while learning.  



I know you might be asking where are the baby toys for the bath? Well how about Plan Toys Sea Life Wooden Bath Set. Float them on the water, fill them up and squirt the water out. This set of 4 animals includes a Shell, Starfish, Turtle, and Dolphin. Wonderful for developing coordination, fine motor skills and imagination.



In term of baby toys, we have left one of the best for last. If you are not familiar with Tegu, prepare to be amazed. These beautifully made magnetic wooden blocks, will bring baby hours of fun. That is right we said magnetic! One of our very best sellers for baby, the offer hours of fun, and the pleasure of building structures with wood.

The magnetics lock the pieces in place, making play interesting and versatile for baby. And the winner of Slow Toy Movement Award - 2014. All paints are water-based, non-toxic and the magnets are safely embedded inside each block. Made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified Honduran tropical hardwood timbers. Tegu blocks are heirloom quality toys and meant to be passed from generation to generation.

Some of the Tegu range suitable from Zero up. This one is a real favourite in our baby toys range.



You can see our full baby toys range, by clicking here, and should you have any questions about this or other toys in our range, please ask.

Happy playing x

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