Benefits of Play
I participated in a campaign for HABA USA. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
What does take time to play mean to you? To me it means finding a time for adventure, imagination, creativity, silliness and fun. I loved imaginary play as a child. My sister and I would built elaborate forts, play library or school and make toys out of household objects. Now as a parent, I want to instill a love for play in our daughter.
There are so many benefits to play and in our household we love battery-free play. Now that our daughter is 18 months old she can play independently for about 30-40 minutes. I believe she is so great about independent play because from an early age we limited her screen exposure and tried to find toys without flashy lights or sounds.
We were super excited to try HABA’s Animals Sorting Box because our daughter loves fine motor tasks. This toy is very well made and is one of those toys you will pass down to the next generation. Our daughter loves the bright colors and matching the food with the animals. The sorting box will get you down on the floor with your child and you can have fun together.
We are huge fans of HABA because we believe in their toys. I love one of their slogans: “Inventive Playthings for Inquisitive Mind.” We value toys that are made for learning, but are also fun at the same time. There are so many benefits of play I couldn’t possibly list them all. Some of my favorite benefits include: building imagination and creativity, increasing physical development (fine and gross motor), strengthening problem solving skills and increasing social skills such as sharing and cooperation. Be sure to check out HABA’s “Take Time to Play” campaign where they are encouraging parents unplug for a few minutes each day and play with their kids.
This Animal Shape Sorting Box is actually my favorite item! My daughter is 16 months old and her favorite things in the world are shape sorters and puzzles. She would love this!!
I’m a big fan of the simple blocks in the baby toy category, because blocks are awesome, and every baby needs a set of basic blocks!!!
my favorite toy is the MOOVER Baby Truck Natural
They have so many amazing toys!! I know my daughter would love the Gotz Doll Car Seat with Canopy for her baby doll!
I like the viva rattle
My daughter would love to play with any of there toys. She is really into putting things where they dont go so the sorting box would be great!
I know a little girl who would LOVE the Paulina Plush Horse.
I like the Wibble Wobble bird!
I like the Knight’s Hanging Tent
Love the Moover Doll Pram
I think my sons would like the Animal Upon Animal Game.
I like the Fritzi doll.
My favorite is the Pure Nature Cotti Spelt Cushion
My son would love the Ball Track Starter Set!
I love all their wooden toys! My kids are grown but I hate buying all the plastic noisy toys they offer in most stores as gifts for friends’ kids. The Wigglephants game is cute.
Animal on Animal is one of my daughters favorite games. So much fun and so well made.
Trix clutching toy for my newbie.
I like the aircraft swing
love the Wibble Wobble bird
I like the MOOVER Baby Truck Red.
I like the play tents! they are so cute
Animal Kids Bingo.
Although, I love many of the books. The Bingo I am sure can be adapted to lower age onto what the intended age.
I love the Floral Wreath Play tent!
My daughter got a set of the blocks for Christmas that she is starting to love.