Tips for using the Play Gym

Missy Burgin Updated by Missy Burgin

Giving babies the freedom to “play” independently in a safe space on the floor helps foster healthy cognitive and motor development. For younger babies, these “play” experiences look more like kicking, moving their head and wiggling around, but from these early movements, they’re beginning to discover, learn and develop.

We collaborated with a team of early childhood development experts to design multi-use sensory toys that help foster this:

Sensory Ball: Six panels of different textures and a hidden bell inside the Sensory Ball will inspire babies to use their gross motor muscles to reach out and fine motor muscles to grasp it, while providing a sensory learning experience once they do.

Mirror Prism: The Mirror Prism, which can hang on the bar or be used on the mat, can be a great way to distract babies from the grueling aspects of tummy time and motivate them to keep at it too! Trying to focus on their own reflection will strengthen their attention and visual tracking skills, and they’ll get practice working their big muscles.

Art Cards (sold separately): Right from the start, black and white high contrast images with varying patterns promote visual exploration and strengthen your baby’s vision without overstimulation. Use the Art Cards on their own, or reverse the Mirror Prism and slide the high contrast cards into the inner pockets to introduce them to their favorite animals, food and more.

Silicone Teether: Oral exploration is an important way for babies to play with and learn about new things. Dangling from the bar, the Silicone Teether motivates babies to reach and grasp, and detached, it provides a safe option for soothing sore gums.

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