Cognitive Development


In the first 2 years of life, there is an absolute explosion of new neural connections formed in our brains. After 2, the brain begins 'paring' down these connections, to allow for higher cognitive functions. The urgency here is, once we have grown up, we don't get a second chance to go back and form these pathways. 

For babies, don't be afraid to stimulate them. Look for toys with contrasting colors, different textures and sounds. Remember safety, and be mindful of your baby's physical capabilities. 

For toddlers to teens, focus on higher-level cognitive goals, like problem-solving and logic. Be mindful of your child's emotional maturity, and avoid tasks that are too easy for your child. 

Sensory Color Wheel
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Hape Country Critters Play Cube
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Storybook Blocks - Winnie the Pooh
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Bubble Counting & Color Game
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Cubiciti Wooden Building Blocks
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Fruit Stand Sorting Bowls
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Dance Ring with Ribbons
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Rainbow Sorting Bowls
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Block Tunnel
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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Glow in the Dark
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Handmade Spiral Wooden Puzzle
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Storybook Blocks - Curious George
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Storybook Blocks - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Yoke Puzzle
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DIY Baby Block Set - Boy
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DIY Baby Block Set - Girl
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Gift Set - Wooden Teether, Teething Ring & Rattle
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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Illusions
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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Color Changer
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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Strange Attractor
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Alphabet Snake Wooden Puzzle
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Alphabet Tree Wooden Puzzle - Handmade
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Cherry Tree 3D Wooden Puzzle - Handmade
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Alphabet Apple Wooden Puzzle - Handmade
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Color Wheel Wooden Puzzle - Waldorf Inspired - Handmade
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Wooden Stacking Dolls - Set of 3 - Handmade in Israel
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Build-Your-Own Paper Kit - Party 10-Pack
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Build-Your-Own Paper Kit – Best Seller 7-Pack
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Build-Your-Own Paper Kit - Unicorn
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Build-Your-Own Paper Kit - Kitty
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Build-Your-Own Paper Kit - Robot
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Hape Classic Supermaze
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Hape Switchback Racetrack
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Pluck Carrot - Cut & Match
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Transformable Blocks - 40 Piece Set
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Playful Math
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Counting Beads
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3D Printed Rotating Gear Cube Toy
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3D Printed Rotating Gear Heart Toy
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Puppy Calculator - Handmade in Lithuania
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Hape Coral Reef Activity Center
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