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The Best Toys for your 6 Month Old

Updated: Jan 12


Our list of the best toys for 6 month olds are designed to help children aged 6 months and up through play, stimulating their minds and encouraging creativity. From sensory toys to art supplies, there's something for every young learner. With this list of toys, you can help your child develop music, art, and sensory skills.

Please keep in mind that some of the toys listed are towards the higher end of the age group and therefore could present a choking hazard. You are responsible for ensuring that each toy is safe for your child to use.

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Fine Motor and Art Toys


Amazon Price: $13.99





How they help in Fine Motor development:

Hand-eye coordination: Your little one can work on their ability to stack items with these cute rings that come in a variety of fun colors.

Bonus:

Teething: These rings are non-toxic and easy to clean making them perfect for your little one to chew on as their teeth come in! They are also easy to clean




 


Amazon Price: $11.99





How they help Fine Motor Development:

Hand - eye Coordination: This cups are another great way for your child to work on their beginning building abilities. They can stack the cups on top of or inside of each other, either way their fine motor abilities get a boost!

Bonus:

Teething: Like the stacking rings, these are safe for your child to chew to their heart's content!



 


Amazon Price: $12.99





How they help fine motor development:

Hand - eye coordination: One last stacking toy, these squeezable blocks are another great way for your child to work on their stacking/building abilities.

Bonus development:

Sensory/teething: These blocks have differents shapes/things on each side, allowing your child to explore with their sense of touch. They also have a squeak...great for them, hopefully not confusing for (if you have one) your dog. They are also totally safe to chew! (Are you sensing a pattern yet? Toys for this age group that can be chewed on are best)!




 



Amazon Price: $24.98






How they help art development:

Color experiences: While children use the various colors that come with this kit, they can create new ones as well! They can create whatever comes to mind with these beautiful, non - toxic paints! Sensory: As these paints aren't "traditional" (you have to mix them with water) they have a different texture and smell to them. This is a great way to expose your child to different sensory items!

Bonus!

Totally safe to taste: We aren't saying they taste good but if your little one gives them a try, they are edible! (Just make sure they aren't allergic to any ingredients first)





 

Gross Motor Toys




Amazon Price: $11.52





How they help gross motor development:

Crawling/scooting: Your child will love crawling/scooting after this adorable bumpy ball. It has so many different parts to grasp onto and even features bumps that make a fun rattling sound!

Bonus develoment:

Fine Motor: The bumps all around the ball are the perfect size for your little one to grab onto and practice their grasping skills!



 


Amazon Price: $136.10





How they help gross motor development:

Climbing: These foam blocks are perfect for kids who like to climb! They can be rearranged in many ways to keep things interesting! They also have a non-slip base so they won't move around while playing!

Bonus:

Easy Cleaning: These are covered in vegan leather making them easy to wipe down if something is spilled!



 

Amazon Prices: $17.99






Amazon Price: $19.99






How they help gross motor development:

Crawling: We combined these balls and tunnel because we think they grow great together! Place the balls in the tunnel or roll them through to encourage your child to crawl!

Throwing/dropping: These balls are the perfect size for your little one to practice their emerging dropping (and later) throwing skills! They are soft and smooth making them easy to grab on!

**Other idea: the balls are also perfect for a ball pit (this one is only $13.99)!



 

Amazon Price: $69.99






How they help gross motor development:

Crawling/climbing: This interactive car is sure to encourage your little one to crawl/climb around and explore!

Pulling: Though it seems easy to us, the action of pulling something (in this case the car door) is an act your little one needs to learn and practice!



 

Amazon Price: $17.99





How it helps Gross Motor Development:

Crawling: This toy is a great way to encourage your child to crawl. They will love the ease at which they can push this inflatable toy around along with the cool "viewing window" feature which will allow them to watch the balls in the rattles on move around.


**If you are okay with noisy toys, check out the crawling crab (image below) that has thousands of great reviews! It is another great toy for encouraging crawling.






Amazon Price: $39.99





How they help gross motor development:

**This toy is appropriate for younger children and older children!!

Kicking: This kick mat is perfect for little ones (even younger than 6 month olds)! The kick piano is a great way for your child so see the power of their kick as they can hear the effect of the piano playing sounds!

Grasping: The hanging toys above your child will encourage them to work on grasping/swatting!

Bonus:

Useful: this kick mat is great for teeny tiny babies and older ones alike, it can be taken apart to be used in different ways depending on the age of your child!



 



Amazon Price: $141.99






How they help gross motor development:

Standing: This activity is another great toy that will grow with your child, it encourages the development of muscles needed for standing while still providing necesarry support (until no longer needed).

Grasping/moving: This activity center comes with attached toys that are just asking to be grabbed, swatted, and moved! The seat also swivels for extra movement fun!




 

Language and Music Toys




Amazon Price: $13.99





How they help Language Development:

Reading: These crinkly books are great for beginning your child's love of reading!

Vocabulary: These books cover so many different topics and can help your child build up their vocabulary as you teach them new words!

Bonus:

Sensory: These books are a wonderful sensory experiences for your child, they make a pleasing, crinkly sound and are nice and soft.

Strong: These are tear resistant so your child can chew on them and read them!



 

Amazon Price: $5.99





How they help Language Development:

Reading: These books are great for beginning your child's love of reading!

Vocabulary: These books will introduce your child to many different animals and help them learn how they are similar to them!

Bonus:

STRONG: And we mean really strong! Your baby can chew these and you can hand wash them all you want and they will stay in tact!



 



Touch and Feel Books

Amazon Price: $14.99




How they help Language Development:

Reading: These board books are great for

beginning your child's love of reading!

Vocabulary: These books will introduce your child to many different animals in a bright and fun way!

Bonus:

Sensory: These books are a wonderful sensory experiences, with different animals to touch on each page!


 




Zero to Five Libro Link

How Libro helps Language Development:

Listening: Libro features audiobooks for children (and adults) while also benefitting bookstores. You and your child can listen to stories while on the go or at home! They can close their eyes and envision what is happening in the story or give them the acutal book an they can listen and follow along!




 






How it helps Language Development:

Reading: Owl Post Books offer three subscription options based on what you would like. Each subscripton comes with one or more new books and an art project. These are great for developing a love of reading!



 

Price: Free!





How this helps language development: This is a wonderful resource that ships books to children 0-5 all over the United States. You will recieve one book each month along with early literacy tips! To check if it is available in your area click here.




 



Hape Music Box

Hape Price: $21.99



Hape Rotating Music Box



Haba Price: $17.99









Hape Price: $26.99



Hape Baby Drum




Amazon Price: $9.99





How they help Language Development:

Musical Learning: These musical instruments are a great way for children to develop their beginning musical skills! Create a concert with your little ones!





 

Math and Sensory Toys



Amazon Price: $12.99






How they help Math Development:

Problem Solving and Matching: These peg puzzles are a great way for your child to problem solve as they try to figure out which puzzle piece goes where as they work through the three shapes.

Bonus Development:

Fine Motor Skills: Your child can work on their pincer grasp as they hold onto the small pegs along with their hand - eye coordination as they make the puzzle pieces fit!



 


Amazon Price: $13.99






How they help Math Development:

Shapes: Your child can begin to feel the forms of these four shapes while you teach them the names!

Problem Solving: Your child can work on their problem solving skills while trying to fit the shapes into their correct spots.

Bonus:

Teething: Another great (and safe!) toy for your child to chew on while they learn!



 

Amazon Price: $13.99





How they help Math Development:

Shapes: Your child can begin to feel the forms of four shapes while you teach them the names!

Problem Solving: Your child can work on their problem solving skills while trying to fit the shapes into their correct spots.

Colors: Your child can begin to notice (and learn the names from you) of the different colors of the shapes and rings!

Bonus:

Fine Motor: The stacking rings are a great way for your child to practice their fine motor skills as they work through placing the rings on the inner peg.



 


Haba Price: $69.99






Haba Price: $7.99






How they helps Sensory Development:

Tactile/auditory/visual: These soft, adorable animals feature different colors, a rattle, crinkly ears, mirror foil and more all of which will encourage your child to enage with their senses!



 


Haba Price: $39.99







How it helps Sensory Development:

**Great for younger children too!

Visual, auditory, and tactile: This soft and squishy koala mat will encourage your child to touch! It features a water belly (that can be removed for cleaning) and crinkly ears. It is just begging to be played with!

Bonus:

Tummy Time: If your child is younger, this toy is perfect for encouraging tummy time play!




 

Hape Price: $29.99



Hape Sensory Set




How it helps Sensory Development:

Visual, auditory, and tactile: This set of wooden sensory toys will allow your child to touch, press, shake, and teeth! It is made with child-safe finish so it is safe for your child regardless of age!



 


Amazon Price: $21.95






How it helps Sensory Development:

Visual, auditory, and tactile: This tissue box will provide your little one so much fun and discovery! It features various materials, encouraging tactile development, crinkly sheets for sound, and lots and lots of colors for their visual development!

Bonus:

Fine Motor: Your child can work on their hand-eye-coordination while they place the tissues in and out...and in the box again!



 





How it helps Discovery Development:

KiwiCo offers a multitude of subscription boxes and toys/activities in general to get your child asking and answering questions on their own. They are free to learn and discover with all of the fun acitivites KiwiCo has to offer!




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That's all for now! Do you have any other toys you enjoy, let us know!




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