Best Age-Appropriate Toys For…. Four-Month-Olds

by , under 4 Months Old, Age-Appropriate Toys, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, Product Reviews

Everyone loves to buy gifts for a new baby.  Based on my experience though (and don’t take this as me not being appreciative, because I am), sometimes gift givers don’t purchase age-appropriate gifts.  So, here are…

My picks for four-month-olds!

Remember, baby may still like playing with toys that are appropriate for three-month-olds.

Bright Starts Grab and Stack Blocks

$8 at Walmart

Toy Description:

Lightweight, soft blocks that squish!  Two blocks have bells in them, and the other two have that crinkly plastic film.

My Son’s Reaction:

My son loves to grab these blocks and smoosh them in his mouth.  Even though they are really big for his little hands, he can grab them and toss them around because they are soft, squishy, and lightweight.  Some activities we use them for is to play the “claw” game.  You know those games in the entrance to stores where you move a claw to pick up a toy?  Well, my son is the claw.  He loves this game!

I also use the toys to teach rhythm and sound.  I like to shake the bell blocks to the beat of the next toy, and my son loves this!

How It Helps With Baby’s Development:

This toy helps with fine motor skills using BOTH hands to pick up an object.  It also helps with hand-eye-coordination. Also, the toy can be used to teach textures, sounds, colors, and rhythm.

Bright Starts Little Lights and Music Toy

$8 at Walmart

Toy Description:

Hard plastic toy that lights up and plays music and sounds when the handles are squeezed.  Features three different musical settings and a low-high volume control.

My Son’s Reaction:

When I first got this toy it was way too big for my son to play with.  So, I just used the music as background noise while he played on his play gym (he hates when it gets quiet).  Then suddenly one day I had him on my lap sitting criss-cross-applesauce or “indian” style and he reached out with both hands and picked the toy up.  His hands are now big enough (at 4 months old) to grab the handles and squeeze to play the sounds.

How It Helps With Baby’s Development:

This toy will help baby’s music appreciation and development.  Grabbing the handles and squeezing will help with fine motor skills as baby grabs the toy using BOTH hands.

Want to see my toy recommendations for other ages?  Click here!

 

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