Activities for Gifted Children: From Birth to Five (page 3)

— American Association for Gifted Children
Updated on Jan 25, 2012

Toys and Games for Curious Tots

1-3 months - Mobiles and unbreakable mirrors attached to crib, rattles, stuffed toys with black and white patterns, music boxes and large colorful rings.

4-6 months - Beach balls, chunky bracelets, paper streamers, cloth or vinyl books and playing peek-a-boo.

7-9 months - Stuffed animals, nesting cylinders, pop-up toys, large dolls and puppets, bath toys and play pat-a-cake.

10-12 months - Push and pull toys, ordinary house-hold objects like empty egg cartons and large spoons, stacked rings on a spindle, and playing simple ball games.

19-21 months - Rocking horse, toys to take apart and put back together, small rubber balls, digging toys, large crayons, kiddie cars, water games, jigsaw puzzles, making mud pies, playing tag or hide and seek.

22-24 months - Kiddie lawn mowers and kitchen sets for make-believe play, modeling clay, construction sets, action toys like trains, telephones, dump trucks and fire engines, old magazines, baskets, tubes and containers with lids;

2-3 years - Beginner tricycle, mini-trampoline, roller skates, easel, crayons and markers, cassette players, woodworking bench.

(Excerpts from a Newsweek special issue on children and their development from birth to three in NEWSWEEK, Spring/Summer 1997. $3.50 at newstands or to order copies call 1-800-234-8193)

Other topics covered in this special edition of Newsweek include: How Speech Begins; A Baby's Brain; Genes and Emotions; What's Normal, What's Not; Preschool; Health Worries; Television; Web Sites and Toll Free Numbers and other resources.

Some of the Web Sites Featured include: Zero to Three - Washington, D.C.-based child advocacy group which provides research and information on physical, cognitive and social development of infants and toddlers. Web Site:

The American Association For Gifted Children, Preschool Project

For more information about AAGC, contact Margaret Evans Gayle, Executive Director or call (919) 783-6152.

Write to us at: American Association for Gifted Children at Duke University Box 90270 Durham, North Carolina 27708-0270

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