Best Toys for Skill Development in Children 6 to 12 Months


Who doesn’t enjoy picking out thrilling new toys for babies? 

Perhaps you’ve just had a baby or are crazy about your newest grandbaby, niece, nephew, or a best friend’s child. It’s always heartwarming to see a young baby’s eyes fill with delight after you’ve presented him or her with a gifted toy.

That said, if you’ve recently had your first child or have no children of your own--the toy selection process isn’t as easy as you might think.

It takes time and research to pick perfect and age-appropriate toys--ones that are both safe and help little ones develop the necessary skills at the current age and stage of life.

Especially for babies one and under, toys should not only provide hours of fun but help develop motor, language, and cognitive skills.

If you’re looking for toy ideas and inspiration, read on to learn about three toys that little ones aged 6-12 months can benefit from and enjoy...

Wooden Push- and Pull-Along Toys

A baby’s first steps are an important and memorable moment in your child and family’s development.

Seeing the baby reach and surpass this milestone is one of the best feelings in the world.

And once she gets her bearings--your little one will want to put her new ability to use every chance she gets!

Having a fun little companion to accompany your child adds an additional layer of excitement (not to mention cuteness!) to new adventures around your house or yard.

Whether it be the crocodile, elephant, zebra, or giraffe, our wooden pull-alongs are built to last--meaning they can be passed down from one sibling (or generation) to the next.

Pull-alongs also help develop gross motor skills. These skills involve movements that utilize muscles in the legs, arms, and torso, and are essential elements for becoming an independent and functioning child and adult.

Add a dose of fun to your child’s gross motor skill development--order these adorable pull-alongs today!

Penguin 6-Piece Ring Stacker

Blue, green, yellow, orange and red--oh so many wonderful colors to explore with your little one!

Our brightly colored penguin ring stacker is perfect for developing hand-eye coordination and motor skills in both babies and toddlers.

This classic toy will not only make babies giggle as it wobbles on its rounded base, but they will also have the chance to develop the following additional skill as time goes on...

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Motor skills as they stack the rings
  • Color recognition

No need to worry about choking on small parts either--all of our toys meet the strict safety guidelines found in the ASTM F963 guidelines set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.


Whether purchasing it as a gift for a baby shower or first birthday, the penguin stacker is sure to bring smiles to many.

Order the penguin stacker today!

Vehicle Chunky Puzzle

Beep beep--make way, because a whole brigade of exciting vehicles is coming through!

With brightly colored and easy-to-grasp taxi, firetruck, ambulance, and police car pieces, this puzzle is sure to catch the eyes of little ones.

Small enough for tiny hands but large enough to squash fears of choking, our pieces will keep children under one entertained while developing manual dexterity. 

As your child ages, problem-solving skills will be strengthened through engagement with the puzzle. 

The Vehicle Chunky Puzzle makes for the perfect baby shower gift or for that little one in your life who loves puzzles.

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