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Playing with toy cars

Playing with toy cars

from 9 months to 1 year 6 months

Your baby attention span is growing, and it's a struggle to keep them entertained. Cause and effect toys can pique the interest of your baby. Babies of this age group are beginning to imitate and copy actions like waving and blowing raspberries, so toys that allow them to push a button and watch something amazing happen gives them an incentive to repeat the action.

Toy cars are perfect for babies and toddlers, even if you've got a daughter! One or two toy cars quickly became ten, and then twenty, and now we have so many cars we barely have room to store them!

Cars are simple, cheap, accessible toys and can be used in so many ways. Here are some of the best ways to play:

In the Sand Pit / Sand Tray

Sand is great for making roads, or for scooping and dumping. Combine cars with sand and some other natural materials (rocks, small leafy branches, seedpods, etc) in the sand pit or a sand tray for fun small world play.

Race Them

All you need is a large piece of cardboard with a starting line and a finishing line. Find somewhere to rest one end of the ramp to make a slope and you are ready to race. Race two, three or six cars at a time! 

Add some extra excitement by building a block wall for them to smash through!

Make a Tunnel

Make a simple tunnel by folding the short edges of a piece of A4 (or letter sized) paper over about a centimetre. Tape one of the folded edges to the floor and then gently roll the paper into a tunnel shape and tape the other folded edge to the floor.

Make photos of your active baby playing with toy cars, upload to the App. Write about his/her favorite games.

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