A simple rattle that fits perfectly into the hand of an infant. In a world full of noise, this simple rattle is perfect as one of the first auditory materials to offer to an infant around 2 months. Most rattles are so big they end up looking like a bar bell when offered to an infant. This rattle fits perfectly into a young child's hand so that he/she can develop the hand for purposeful grasping. As the infant bats his/her arm and later purposefully shakes the material, the infant will be drawn to the sound as they produce their own music. The infant will begin to track the sound with his/her eyes, aiding in eye development.
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to check this material each time you offer it to an infant and also to monitor the infant while using the bell rattle as if the bell was to come loose, it would be a choking hazard.
Small Grasping Beads
The grasping beads are to be offered to the infant around 3 months. The child will be attracted to the smooth, spherical wood and the leather cord. The natural materials make a wonderful teether and the beads will challenge the infant to further develop their grasping ability. It will also aid the infant's eye development by tracking this material as he/she swings it around and later aid the child to transfer the material from hand to hand.
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to check this material each time you offer it to an infant and also to monitor the infant while using the small grasping beads as these beads would be a choking hazard if they were to come off the cord.
The interlocking discs should first be offered around 2-3 months while the infant still has the grasping reflex. This will aid the infant in developing voluntary grasping. As the infant swings the interlocking discs around, his/her eyes will begin to track the material, helping the infant with eye development. In a few months, the special design will help the infant begin to transfer the material from hand to hand. When placed on the floor, the interlocking discs will gently roll away, encouraging the infant to creep or roll towards it. The design of the material is so that it does not roll quickly or far away when the infant is not yet crawling. The interlocking discs are made with lightweight wood, non-toxic glue, and come with a olive oil finish.
The ball cylinder is a colourful, attractive stimulus for the infant who is ready to be on the move. To be offered to the infant around 6-8 months, or whenever the infant is ready to creep across the floor. When placed just out of the infant's reach, the infant will move towards the cylinder and attempt to grasp it. It may at first gently roll away, inviting the infant to continue creeping towards it. The weight of the balls ensures that the cylinder does not roll too far away so that the child would be unable to creep towards it. As the child begins to be able to grasp the cylinder, he/she will enjoy shaking it to produce the soft, tumbling noise. As the child gains strength, he/she will be able to roll it farther away, encouraging the child to the next stage of development of crawling towards it. It comes with an olive oil finish, but can be ordered on request with no finish (natural wood).
The bell cylinder is to be offered to the infant who is ready to begin creeping rapidly or crawling. This lightweight cylinder rolls faster and further than the ball cylinder. The jingling of the bell, familiar to the child from using the bell rattle, is now louder and more pronounced, encouraging the child to want to grasp the cylinder to produce this slightly different sound. The bars are perfect for the child’s hands to be able to pick up and shake to their delight. The child gains self-confidence when able to crawl to the material and grasp it to produce the sound independently. It comes with an olive oil finish, but can be ordered on request with no finish (natural wood).