Toys can be more than just fun for young kids. Some toys can help develop the senses for colors, sounds, shapes and movements, not to mention encourage a youngster’s creativity. These safe and intellect-stimulating toys will not only guarantee fun times, but also allow little ones a glimpse of the grown-up life.
1. Colorful tea/coffee set (10 pieces): Small cups, trays and teapots that have been tested for food safety. Encourages socializing and playing make-believe. For kids age 8 and up. Ikea. RMB 99.
2. Multicolored train set: double-tracked wooden rail can be taken apart and rearranged in different shapes. Helps develop skills for small movements and logical thinking. Set includes 20 pieces and spans 300cm in length. For kids age 3 and up. Ikea. RMB 99.
3. Cotton book: Pop-up figures that make sounds help babies develop their senses, movements and promotes curiosity. Material is soft, with no sharp corners. Suitable for babies ages 6 months and up. Ikea. RMB 99.
4. Painting kit: These supplies help kids discover their inner Monet or Van Gogh. Suitable for kids age 4 and above. Ikea. RMB 39.90.
5. Remote-control race car: This agile car goes forward and backward as well as left and right with a flick of the finger on the remote control. Helps improve hand-eye coordination – plus, it’s really fun. For kids ages 6 and above. Wal-Mart. RMB 59.90.