Once the baby discovers his/her hands and starts to figure out how they work, a world of learning awaits them. By the age of 6-8 months, the baby will develop enough hand coordination, to be able to shift toys from one hand to another more easily. They learn to examine them as they transfer objects from hand to hand, turn them from side to side, and twist them upside down. At this point, the wooden clasping beads are perfect as the elasticity of the toy encourages the child to use both hands. Your baby will enjoy rolling and twisting the beads, which will help in developing the child’s hand-eye coordination and finger grasp.
The beads can also be hung using a ribbon, above the child’s floor bed, from a mobile hanger or ceiling hook, so the child can grasp the beads which provides great tactile stimulation.
The child also learns the concept of cause and effect, as he tries to move his hands to bat at the beads.
It makes a great teething toy as well.
- During its lifetime, a tree is subjected to many natural forces that cause variations in wood grain, color, knots, splits, and stains. These variations are not defects. They enhance the beauty of the wood and add to the characteristic of the handcrafted toys making each toy unique.
- As with any baby toy or accessory, please use only under adult supervision.
- Always inspect for damage prior to use.